Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Howdy. My name's Jess, and a goal of mine is to become one of the
most interesting people at the dinner table. I say "one of" only
because I tend to surround myself with quite the cast of
characters, so why battle it out with those I like most?
My story: I graduated from Smith a few years back with a degree in
American Studies. What did I do shortly thereafter? I moved away
from my roots in southern Maine to install healthcare software in
the Midwest. I spent a year traveling to all sorts of exotic
locales like rural Mississippi. After too many late-night delays
and too many struggles with Excel formulas, I decided to move back
to where I'm from.
I've been back in Maine for the past three years. It's pretty rad!
I am working on my Master's in Social Work at USM, and in my free
time (haha, that's funny, Jess), I do a lot of theater. It's
What I’m doing with my life
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Learning how to feed myself.
You know, the usual.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making fun of ridiculous movies.
Improvising with makeshift props and/or costumes.
Getting along with children and understanding where they are coming
Waking up at tiny noises.
Analyzing popular culture.
Playing evil characters in plays and musicals.
Writing academic papers quickly.
Cracking jokes about my alma mater.
Laughing until my stomach hurts or until my eyes water.
Navigating my way through subway systems.
Trying new foods.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm short. People usually comment on this.
My hair has, at times, resembled Justin Bieber's. People usually
comment on this, too.
I'm quirky. My favorite movies as a child were The Nightmare Before
Christmas and Mrs. Doubtfire. These movies, I think, accurately
summarize my personality today.
I have really expressive eyebrows.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: SO MANY. How is this even a fair question? Despite my
pretenses, I really dig campy vampire novels. Shh.
I'm currently working on The Interestings by Meg Wollitzer. Another
recent favorite of mine was Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria
Plays: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. The Castle by Howard
Barker. Cloud Nine and Top Girls by Caryl Churchill. Glengarry Glen
Ross by David Mamet. The Judith of Shimoda by Bertolt Brecht. Song
of the Dragon Flying to Heaven by Young Jean Lee.
Movies: Rocky Horror. Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Camp. Gypsy '83.
Edward Scissorhands. Back to the Future. Pretty in Pink. Ghost
World. My Best Friend is a Vampire.
Music: Amanda Palmer. The Dresden Dolls. Rasputina. Jill Tracy.
Polly Moller. Matson Jones. Lunachicks. Bratmobile. Takenobu.
Bikini Kill. Universal Hall Pass. Bangs. Old AFI. Tragic
Kingdom-era No Doubt. Incubus through Morning View. Savage Garden.
Marilyn Manson. Orgy. The occasional smattering of Lady Gaga and
Musicals: Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The Rocky Horror Show. The
Last 5 Years. Cabaret. Urinetown. Bat Boy: The Musical. Lucky
Food: SUSHI! Curry! Pineapple or mango fried rice! Summer rolls!
Any sort of dessert! Hard-boiled eggs. Seaweed. Herbal Corn from
Little Lad's. Peppermint stick ice cream, even though I'm lactose
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Blankets, coats, and sweaters. I am always cold.
2. Strong friendships.
3. An excellent sense of humor.
4. Some sort of creative outlet.
5. Lately, a morning cup of tea or coffee.
6. Showers. Hygiene's important, yo.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
There is no such thing as a typical Friday night.
However, here are the things I have done recently on Friday
Sang karaoke with friends.
Canvassed/phone banked for local politicians.
Traveled to Massachusetts to visit friends from high
Attended a play or a film screening by myself.
Went to a goth night at a club.
Slept at a reasonable (bordering on grannyish) level.
Daydreamed about the riot grrl band I wish to create at some
Really, though? I'm up for almost anything.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Alan Rickman as Severus Snape is my number-one celebrity crush. No
You should message me if
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* You want to make new friends in the Portland area and you think
we'd get along!
* You like going on adventures.
* You're a theatre geek / nerd / former academic.
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