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My self-summary
I have to write a really good first sentence here or else I'm not getting anyone's attention, right?

Okay, that works - no spell check red squiggly lines, nothing unnecessarily embarrassing.

I've never found a pair of sunglasses that looks right on me. I enjoy hiking and camping and jogging, but I also enjoy the opposite of all those things. My karaoke standard is George Micheal's "Faith." I am right handed and rarely untie my shoes. I wish I had a dog, but I am not allowed to have one in my apartment, so I got a baby hedgehog. She is adorable, but can be very grumpy around new people.

I own a bathrobe but wearing it never seems to make sense. It just sits there, hanging on the back of my door, and I start to feel bad about it like when I was young and felt guilty about the toys I didn't play with as much. I may be spending too much of this essay dwelling on a robe I don't use.

It is strange to me that it takes an hour to make a baked potato. At one point, I wore a bear suit, professionally. I floss daily.
What I’m doing with my life
I traveled around the country for several years, as well as making pit stops in places like DC, New York, Montana, and a suburb of Seattle. I was teaching theater to children, and singing, and dancing, though none of these are things I would consider myself particularly skilled at anymore.

I moved back to Oregon because I love it here, then spent 6 years wearing a suit and tie and making pretty good money until my soul ran out of whatever fuel souls run. So I found a new gig at a save-the-Earth non-profit and am generally feeling much better about "what I am doing with my life."
I’m really good at
Run on sentences. Clearly, this is a very bad example. Also, sentence fragments. Excessive, commas.
The first things people usually notice about me
My complete inability to color coordinate.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorite book is "In the Lake of the Woods" by Tim O'Brien, but I enjoy David Sedaris immensely and even met him once. I was getting a book signed after a reading and he asked me if I smoked. I told him I didn't anymore and he signed my book, "No one likes a quitter."

Now, when a New York Times best selling author invites you outside to have a cigarette, I am honestly not a person to say no. So while fifty to sixty people waited in line to have their books signed, Mr. Sedaris and I went outside to smoke. The people inside looked so sad as they watched me through a window hanging out with David Sedaris. It was awesome.

I love sushi and Pixar movies.
The six things I could never do without
The mountains, the beach, a hoodie, warm socks and good shoes.... and pants, I guess? I am honestly ambivalent about pants -- I've never worn quality pants and felt, like, "Oh yeah, this is what pants are all about," but I feel like I was painting a picture where I wasn't wearing any pants, and that's not where I was going. I appreciate the importance of pants, I just don't get, like, all excited about good pants.

Oh! Swimming trunks! Let's say swimming trunks. Ya never regret bringing swimming trunks.

Shorter this section: I enjoy places and wear clothes.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
... the next time I get to go out on my next adventure. Adventure could mean spending a week on the trail or having drinks on the beach and all things in between.
On a typical Friday night I am
wishing one of my friends owned a bouncy castle...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've grown up in Oregon, hiked all over the place, never been to Crater Lake. I guess that's not really private, just another random fact.
You should message me if
you like pineapple. Or own a bouncy castle.