Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
This is me...happy and absolutely in love with life. I’m rarely
content to just stand still; if no opportunities for adventure
present themselves, I make my own. I love to travel, and there is
much of the world left for me to see. I started out as a
Shakespearean actress, but have found that teaching the Bard’s work
to university students is much more my forte. I’ve been a writer
since before I could actually write and I'm always searching for
the next great story in my life. Others can keep their big houses,
fancy cars and collection of status symbols...in my opinion, the
person with the most/best stories wins.
While I’m absurdly over-educated, I’m also rather badass. Brains
are incredibly sexy, and it would be great if you agree. I wear
black leather boots and have six tattoos. I can recite the entire
play “Macbeth” from memory and I kick butt in Bioshock and Dragon
Age. I’ve come in first in several poker tournaments. I read Jane
Austen and I think Shakespeare’s dirty jokes are hilarious. My
students think I’m either the coolest prof ever or the biggest dork
they’ve ever met—or maybe both. Either way, I’m good. I think Eddie
Izzard is the most hilarious man on the planet, though Daffy Duck
is always guaranteed to get a laugh from me. I love, love, LOVE to
laugh. Laughter is mandatory. I love beauty; I love poignant
moments. I love an unexpected brush of fingers against my cheek. I
love comfortable silences and loud, rousing debates. And while I
believe that there is much to say for enjoying the simple
pleasures, life is extraordinary—and I’m looking for someone
extraordinary to share it with.
So. Who is that guy? I don’t know yet...I would never say I have a
"type", because that mindset is terribly limiting. I will say,
however, that I tend to connect well with men who are happy and
independent, smart and clever, funny and sardonic with a rapier
wit. I like men who make me laugh, who are kind, yet have a wicked
streak that lends itself to witty banter. I enjoy the company of
men who are smart...such men are sexy as hell. I'm impressed by a
guy who says, “Absolutely!” if I suggest a weekend in Puerto
Rico--and then follows through with it. I like a man who challenges
me to challenge myself. But perhaps the thing that I appreciate
most is when a man accepts me just as I am.
So what am I? Here are a few clues that might help. I'm completely
non-religious, but I understand people's need for faith. However, I
have absolutely no need for religion in my own life. I tend towards
the logical and rational, but seek a good balance with sentiment
and emotion. I'm somewhat left of liberal, and I tend to butt heads
with people who subscribe to ultra-conservative values and ideals.
I don't ever want to live without pets, and I am not resistant to
change. I smile often and have an infectious laugh. I think most
people really enjoy being around me.
Look...I'm not searching for the perfect man. I'm just looking for
a man whose flaws are compatible with my own. I'm not looking for
someone to lean on; I don't need to be "rescued" or "saved". I'm
not seeking Prince Charming or a knight in shining armor. I'm
looking for a partner, and I haven't given up on finding him yet.
Think you might fit the bill...? Drop me a line and let’s talk.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Teaching, writing, traveling, exploring. Laughing. Connecting.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Punning. I'm a punny punster. I'm also a fairly decent writer and a
really good teacher. I have written two fantasy novels that have
been published, and I'm working on two more.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm really tall, and the the cowboy boots usually attract some
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Anything by Jasper Fforde, Jane Austen, China Mieville,
Connie Willis, Shakespeare, Phil Foglio, Alan Moore.
Movies: Car chases and explosions are fun! Also fond of Harry
Potter, LOTRs, Disney cartoons, How to Train Your Dragon.
Shows: Sherlock, Eureka, CSI-NY, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Castle,
Music: Pretty much anything but country!
Food: I'm an adventurous eater--I'm happy to try just about
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
4. Iced coffee
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Nonexistent characters and how to get them to do what I want them
to do. How to get my students to do what I want them to do. Being
with someone where this isn't an issue in the first place. :)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Writing, out with friends, talking to friends on Facebook, at the
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have four kidneys.
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