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My self-summary
My name is Courtney. Right off the bat I'll say that I'm terrible at making profiles for myself and everything I say is probably going to sound like an essay rather than what I actually sound like. If I sounded the way I do in these summaries I'd probably bore myself to death. At least you'll get the basic idea of what I do and stuff. I'm pretty shy at first, but working on getting over it. I'm a pretty easy person to get along with. I'm a tad nerdy and not ashamed to admit I still enjoy cartoons and video games when I have time for them. I've been told I'm quirky, patient, generous, stubborn, trustworthy and fun to be around.
What I’m doing with my life
I am working full time graveyard shifts answering emails. I just graduated from PSU with my Bachelor's and am now doing post-bacc work to get into their grad school for elementary education. I'm working on becoming a grade school teacher,because my previous goal of becoming a high school English teacher turned out to not fit my talents as well as I'd have liked. I am excited, though, to get a chance to work with and inspire young kids. We can't all be famous authors, right? Well, actually, I'd like to be both. .. In between all of that I am usually pulling all-nighters with my best friend watching movies.
I’m really good at
I'm really good at being the voice of reason when everything is in chaos. Compared to my other less-impressive talents, this verges on superpower. I got really into glass art when I was in high school, and was told I was very good. Hopefully sometime soon I can afford to get my own materials and revisit the hobby. I love to write and do anything artsy, even if I'm not great at it.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably that I am pretty reserved and keep to myself, but that's only with people who haven't met me. Once I get a chance to meet someone I am able to break out of my shell.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
These are impossible questions...
Books: Neil Gaiman, JK Rowling, Lemony Snicket. Ellen Hopkins, Suzanne Collins, Lewis Carroll, MT Anderson, Gregory MacGuire, Phillip Pullman...

Movies: Little Nemo, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle, Across The Universe, Anna Karenina, The Cat Returns, Moulin Rogue, Pan's Labyrinth, Nightmare Before Christmas, Labyrinth, Jurassic Park, Pretty Woman, Into the Woods, Frankenstein, Nightmare on Elm Street, Frozen, Hocus Pocus, American Psycho, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Les Miserables, Star Wars, Grease, Django Unchained,

TV Shows: Sons of Anarchy, Shameless, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Parks & Recreation, The Office, Dexter, Doctor Who, Sailor Moon, The Big Bang Theory, Glee, New Girl, The Office, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Six Feet Under, Once Upon A Time, The Simpsons, Boy Meets World, Bob's Burgers, Flight of the Conchords, Workaholics, Planet Earth BBC, Freaks & Geeks...

Music: Flogging Molly, Florence and the Machine, System of a Down, Muse, Floater, Talking Heads, Panic! At The Disco, Oingo Boingo, Mackelmore, Eminem, Good Charlotte (guilty pleasure), The Beatles, David Bowie, Queen, basically any music that isn't metal or dubstep and I usually avoid most of the newer country.

Food: Nothing that involves 80% of existing vegetables.
The six things I could never do without
Communication: some way to communicate with my friends and family.
Books: I don't think I could go a very long time without having a good book to read.
Company: Just being all alone forever would be insane.
Music: Gotta have something to dance to.
Movies: I have a pretty extensive dvd collection and love going to the movies. I don't think I could last without movies for the rest of my life.
Animals: I have always had at least one pet. It's good for the soul or something.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of time thinking about the future, I guess, which is a reasonable thing at my age. Lots of stuff to look forward to still.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working. Mondays are my new Fridays!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That I haven't dated in a very long time and putting myself on this website is sort of a crazy idea of mine fueled by lack of sleep and Rockstar.
You should message me if
You've read through my profile and are still interested in getting to know me!
Also, I am not an A-list member, so if you "rate me highly" I won't be able to see who you are. Send me a message, don't be shy! :)