Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I haven't decided whether I'm an extremely quiet person who can get
rowdy on occasion or if I'm entirely too rambunctious all of the
time but have corralled myself under a calm mask. Too much figuring
involved to know the real answer. I think I just build up a lot of
energy really easily, but I also use it up pretty quickly when I'm
around other people.
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
I 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.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
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 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.
Honestly, if my transcripts had not been sent out a little too
late, I would probably have rushed into some kind of translation
career, which I may not have liked. I happen to be quite good at
taking language classes, but I'm not sure I really have it in me to
become really entrenched in any given language- Spanish in this
case. My instructor insisted that I do it, but I never really felt
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 will say, that it does tend to get a bit monotonous at times. It
would be nice to have some responsibility every once in a
I'm in the process of looking to buy a home. It's kind of fun
looking around at all the various houses in your area. I have no
idea how anyone could have done this without the internet as a
resource. Thank goodness for MIBOR and Zillow.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
mediating arguments/conversations between people. I'm really good
at 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
learning things. I am a really quick learner 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 a quick study
to make up for my impossibly bad memory.
I learned how to make jewelry, build houses, take photos, play the
piano, 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
I'm also quite good about helping people out when they need it. I
can cook as well. Of course, by cook, I mean I can follow a set of
directions to create an edible meal.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I tend to be unusually quiet a good portion of the time. I was
known as the Silent Sub the entire first year that I started guest
teaching. It's not like I don't open up eventually though. I'll
just never become the center of attention. Well, as long as I'm
paying attention to what I'm doing.
When I finally stop thinking and just let loose, I'm actually
pretty darn charismatic and I have no idea why that seems to be my
default state. For some strange reason, people seem to come to me
to talk (random folk) whenever I'm just sitting around somewhere. I
suppose it's because I don't really brush them off like a lot of
people would. What can I say, I actually do enjoy getting to know
I usually get quite a few comments about my eyes as well. 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.
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.
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
stories by Shirley Jackson
everything by Tamora Pierce (my favorite author)
random books that I find in the library interest me 95% of the
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
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. 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.
2. 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.
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.
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 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 mornings.
I really only go out and about when someone else asks me to go do
something with them. That hasn't happened in a while though. I have
a bad habit of not talking to my friends or just people that I know
unless they talk to me first, which kind of stops after a while of
me declining to do things. Also a bad habit.
I'm kind of bad at this whole 'being people' thing, I guess. Oh
well, it is what it is.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I was engaged before and was also going to be a father at one
point. The falling through of the second thing ended the first one.
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. If you've seen me check out your profile a
few times without messaging you, it doesn't mean I might not be
interested. I'm just really bad about starting conversations. Don't
be afraid to message me first. It's not overly aggressive, I
you would like to have a conversation that is more than just a word
or two back and forth. For someone who generally doesn't talk very
much, I tend to be very verbose in writing. Yeah, I know it means I
use more words than necessary, but what can I say? Oh... a whole
Oh, I also filled in all the quiz questions like two years ago, so
they're all lacking a lot of the experiences I've had in the last
couple of years.
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