Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I prefer to take life at a very slow pace. I don't like to rush
into things or really do anything at all without putting a lot of
thought into it first. It also takes me a surprisingly long time to
warm up to people. It's not like I'm not friendly. I just generally
let people come to me first because I feel like I'm bothering
somebody whenever I approach them for anything at all. I know in
the back of my head that that's not the case, but brains being
brains and all... Still, I eventually always open up and can be
pretty fun to be around at that point.
I'm a relatively laid back person who is generally okay with just
flowing along with whatever is going on at the time. That's not to
say that I'm not capable of throwing out an anchor in the flow of
time every once in a while to accomplish a task. When I do find
something I want to achieve or work on, I'm usually pretty good
about planning everything out and getting things done correctly. I
have a lot of drive, but I tend to need people to put that drive to
use for me. I'm pretty poor at making my own decisions for myself.
That's not to say that I make poor choices often. No, I just tend
to not make very many decisions at all.
I'm totally working on changing that though. I can take charge of
my life when I need to.
What I’m doing with my life
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Right now, I'm working in the high school that I graduated from as
a substitute teacher. It's been quite the eye-opening experience.
High school kids are even lazier than I remember being when I was a
student. That's saying something considering I essentially skipped
an entire two years of school. Okay, so it was more of a medical
thing instead of me being too cool for school.
I actually had the opportunity to teach a class of my own last
semester. I'm pretty sure the experience killed off most of my
interest in pursuing an actual career in teaching. Of course, I was
dealing with freshman kids during their first few months at high
school and was teaching a class that would probably be a heck of
lot more useful for seniors (preparing for college and careers), so
it probably wasn't representative of most teaching positions.
I really do enjoy my job though. My favorite thing, of course, is
the built in vacation time. I have plenty of free time to do
whatever I want at the end of every 9 weeks. 2 weeks each in fall,
winter, and spring, with 2 months off in the summer. I love it. Of
course, it would be ten times better if it were paid.
I went into substitute teaching right after I finished my final
semester at Ivy Tech which was a year and a half ago. I definitely
wish I had gone for more than just an associate's degree in General
Studies. It doesn't help out for much other than getting into
another university to get a real degree.
In addition to substituting, I spend my evenings during the
weeknight working my second job as parking lot security at a
plumbing school. That means I sit in my car, read books, and listen
to the radio. Essentially, I have two jobs where I sit on my rear
doing nothing. I don't make a whole lot, but I really can't
complain too much. I could totally do with some benefits though.
They'll come if I stay at the school for a while longer because
it's likely I'll become an instructional assistant.
I will say, that it does tend to get a bit monotonous at times. It
would be nice to have some responsibility and actual work to do
every once in a while, which an IA position would provide.
I’m really good at
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confusing the heck out of people unintentionally. I can bring about
cycles of confusion and laughter like none other. The laughter part
comes from the fact that my own laugh is completely ridiculous and
makes other people laugh.
mediating arguments/conversations between people. I have a real
knack for interpreting whatever message a person is trying to get
across and kind of translating that over into terms the person they
are talking to will understand. That and my incredible levels of
patience are probably the only things that make me good at my
I think that skill kind of comes from the fact that I am quite the
quick study and pick up a variety of things very easily. Of course,
I constantly need to refresh my skillset or I'll end up forgetting
how to do things and have to relearn it all from scratch. I
probably became such an easy learner to make up for my impossibly
I learned how to make jewelry, build houses, cook (Well, follow a
recipe), take photos, play the piano, create complex logic
sequences on a circuit board, and make computer programs in my
senior year of high school and I was good at it all for the most
part. Unfortunately, I can't do much of any of that now. Need to
try to get back into it, I guess.
making really strange or awkward faces. I apparently even do it
when I'm not trying to, because my students always end up laughing
at me when I'm staring off into space and say that I was making
weird face after weird face.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I actually have a lot of trouble talking about myself. Yes, this
profile is really long, but it is mostly just me talking around
subjects and it's also written, which I don't struggle with as much
as talking. I can talk about other things, just not myself. I think
that is mainly because I somewhat struggle to really look inward
and see what it is that motivates me to do what I do.
I usually get quite a few comments about my eyes. They always come
at the most random moments too. Like, someone will drop what they
are saying in the middle of making a point just to make a comment.
Really odd. They're pretty dull and green, nothing that
I can be pretty quiet at times. I was actually known as the Silent
Sub during my entire first year of guest teaching. It's always nice
to get a cool nickname.
My handwriting is atrocious. Like, completely terrible. Worse than
a doctor's, in fact. However, my cursive is still a million times
better than my print. When writing in print, I can sometimes leave
up to an inch of empty space between letters in a single word and I
have absolutely no clue as to why. It's better if I just write in
cursive (easier on the hand too). Why would people even notice my
handwriting in the first place? Well, I guess I'm just used to the
whole school environment where I usually have something I'm working
on out in front of me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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As much as I am into entertainment, I hardly ever remember anything
about it once I have finished consuming whatever it may have been.
Lyrics, passages from books, and movie quotes really don't stick
around in my head very long. I guess that means I can't make
references all the time... Damn.
The Black Company series (still in the middle of it, but it's been
a great read so far)
A Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones on HBO)
The Catcher in the Rye
Uncle Tom's Cabin (one hell of an emotional book that was)
Of Mice and Men
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Harry Potter series
The Hunger Games series
short stories by Shirley Jackson
everything by Tamora Pierce (my favorite author)
random books that I find in the library interest me 95% of the
I actually read most of the classics outside of a school setting,
which is probably why I enjoyed them more.
The Prestige is probably my favorite movie of all time. Of course,
I love all of Nolan's work.
Huge Johnny Depp fan. Dead Man is my favorite movie that he has
starred in. It's just so damned weird, but is an excellent
Wait... I totally forgot about Forrest Gump. That has to be my top
film right there.
Actually, I've been lying to myself this whole time. O Brother,
Where Art Thou? is my absolute favorite. No, for real this
Just about everything. Seriously, I love movies in general. I'm
like the opposite of a film critic- it is all good to me. The only
movie I think I could say I really disliked was Julie & Julia.
The previews looked interesting, but I just couldn't get into
Face/Off - It's essentially Project Runway with special effects and
it is fantastic.
Game of Thrones
Spartacus (Man, from a crappy first couple of episodes to one of my
favorite series ever. What a journey that was.)
Arrested Development (I have Pop Pop in the attic.)
Parks and Recreation
Bob's Burgers - I only started watching this in the third season,
so I'm quite glad it has been picked up by Adult Swim. It's
all kinds of other random shows on cable
Just got Netflix, so it looks like I'll be catching up on a lot of
supposedly great series now. It seems like TV shows are so much
better when you can watch episode after episode. Things flow
together so much better that way. Orange is the New Black was
Classic music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s in general.
Rap from the 80s and 90s.
Just about everything Jack White does including the White Stripes,
the Raconteurs, and the Dead Weather. I love both of his solo
albums, Blunderbuss and Lazaretto. A nice mix of musical styles
The Black Keys
Foster the People
Cold War Kids
I have no problems listening to the 'Top 40' or whatever it is they
play on local radio stations. I'm not one of those people who are
constantly hating on mainstream music. The radio station that is
usually on in my car is Alt 103.3. I'm guess I'm just a huge
Not a big fan of metal or country, but I do like bluegrass and
folk, The O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack is fantastic.
Classical music (even though I'm not too familiar with a lot of
Salads of all sorts
Most fresh fruits and vegetables (I could gnaw on raw veggies all
day). Celery is a common one that I don't particularly enjoy
though. Such a strange taste.
Cheese (with everything)
Chicken (all types)
Steak (well-done sirloin preferably)
Not a big fan of seafood, but I will eat fried shrimp/clams on
occasion. I also like grilled/boiled shrimp.
The six things I could never do without
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This may or may not be an entirely serious list.
1. Something to read. I read constantly. Not just books either. I'm
talking street signs, warnings on bottles, stuff carved into tables
at public parks, etc.
2. Good pillows/a fan for when I am sleeping. I need to feel cool
and comfortable in order to go to sleep. I also like it to be quite
dark, so I typically sleep with a pillowcase tied around my head...
Yeah, kind of weird now that I think about it. Getting to sleep can
be troublesome sometimes if I don't have all of these close by.
Sometimes I'll substitute music for the fan. It's the noise that
3. Internet. Totally shallow, right? I mean, I can go without it
for long periods of time, but I need to come back to it after a
while. It just gives me an influx of new stuff to look at/catch my
interest. I would end up being so bored if I couldn't
quickly/easily look up stuff to do. I am considering doing away
with this when I get my house though. For at least the first
4. Boxers. Can't do whitey-tighties. Not. at. all. Not the biggest
fan of boxer briefs either.
5. Shirt. I don't understand how people can go shirtless so often.
Maybe I just need to tap into my Matthew McConaughey-side more
6. A private bathroom. Yep... that's nasty. I just can't handle
public bathrooms. Of course, I don't mind sharing with a select
few; I just don't like the ones that are open to everyone in the
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
why I wasted two years in college pursuing a degree in General
Studies. Literally any other degree would have been more
beneficial. I guess I was just too afraid to specialize. I suppose
I do need to go back eventually and get that Bachelor's degree. The
question lies in what to go back and actually study this time
how redundant saying 'You're Welcome' really is. I mean, I still
say thank you and the like, but I don't like to respond to it. The
'Thank You' is usually given in response to something else, so I
don't see why the additional phrase is needed. You do a task for
someone and they thank you for it. Bam. Done. Nothing more needed.
Not that I think being polite is pointless. No, far from it.
how weird common things usually are or how awkward certain words
sound if you end up saying them a whole lot. I also anticipate
going completely gray for some reason. I guess I just like the way
the few gray hairs I already have look compared to the color of the
rest of my hair.
why my facial hair grows in so poorly: Well, I let it grow out the
whole three months. Let's just say I can't grow a freaking beard. I
shaved that crap off immediately after reaching my goal. You can
see evidence of that awfulness in the picture tab.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
usually at home reading or watching a movie. I'm kind of looking
forward to changing that around though. Generally, I much prefer
doing things throughout the week/on Saturday mornings. Of course, I
am a total night owl so I'm rarely awake on Saturday
Friday night is actually the only night of the week that I don't
have to work (well, besides weekends). Of course, my family usually
enlists me in some ridiculous adventure to go pick something up for
them. Pro-tip- Never let people know you drive a truck. It's not
even mine, it's my uncle's. I don't know why they don't just get
him to do their furniture pickups for them.
Every night is going to be like a Friday night for me here in a
month's time. I'm getting ready to go on summer break. Ah, the
perks of working at a school...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm actually an extremely emotional person. It just takes a whole
lot of effort for the shell that I've created around myself to
break and let my true feelings shine through.
I think I talk out loud more often when I am alone than when I am
out with somebody else. I don't really know why I do it either. I
guess I just prefer to listen when I'm around other people.
I have an absolutely awful memory. I've had a load of head injuries
throughout my lifetime that have really destroyed my memory for the
most part. I guess that is what you get when you have a
rambunctious older brother and wild cousin.
I also get embarrassed really easily. I even feel embarrassed when
something happens to somebody else, even if I don't know that
person at all. When I go out with a group, I tend to feel
responsible for everyone in that group's actions and behavior.
You should message me if
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you've read through my profile and it seems like I would be
entertaining to talk to. I mean, you can probably tell that our
conversation will at least be more than one word back and forth
based on how long this darned profile is at least. That's the one
thing I can guarantee.
I won't lie, I'm really bad about initiating conversations. That's
why you've probably seen me visit your profile a few times without
ever actually sending you a message. It's not that I wouldn't mind
talking, I'm just incredibly shy, which is essentially like not
existing as a guy on a site like this. :P
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