Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My name is Jesse and I am a 28 year-old male. I graduated from UMBC
with an English BA (I had a Humanities Scholarship) and got a
Masters of Arts and Teaching at the University of Pittsburgh.
Ideally I'd like to be known as a writer or musician. I write
, and I sing
(I can handle ranges as diverse as Frank Sinatra, Tom Waits, and
the Beach Boys) and play piano, harmonica, guitar, and trumpet (I
have recorded originals and covers and have had a single released).
I love irreverent humor and hope to encourage people to think for
themselves. I love debate, but I listen to and respect others. I
also love to travel
. I have been to South Africa,
Israel, and western Europe, and I would one day like to have
visited every continent.
I am a noun, a romantic, and an enigma
What I’m doing with my life
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I teach English at an alternative school, and I am garnering quite
a stable of interesting experiences, but it's nice to be able to
make a difference and be a positive force in lives that are largely
bereft of such forces. I also served in AmeriCorps. I would love to
meet people to talk to, do fun things with, and see where it goes.
I have lots of energy and love to try new things. Try me! I'm a new
thing (for anyone here, that is :)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
putting thoughts and feelings to words and music. I think "outside
the box" and have always been able to formulate new perspectives.
I'm also very conversant in philosophy, history, politics, and
debate, but I know when to practice diplomacy. If I am curious
about something, I will learn and become good at it; interest is
the prerequisite. I also have a very sharp and ironic sense of
humor, but this venue hardly lends itself to that, so in lieu of
it, I offer a joke: Two guys are in a bar and one slurs at the
other, "I slept with your mother!" The other calmly replies, "Go
home, Dad, you're drunk."
The first things people usually notice about me
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I do not usually ask people, "What did you notice first about me?"
but here goes: physically, my smile, although my eyes have been
cited as being deep and intense. Personality-wise: my sense of
humor is likely most prominent, although that probably doesn't
shine through as well in a static profile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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a) "Candide", "The Stranger", "The Divine Comedy", "The
Metamorphosis", "The Shadow of the Wind", "The World According to
b) "Groundhog Day", "The Dark Knight", "Napoleon Dynamite", "King
of Hearts" I am also a big fan of "The Simpsons" and "South
c) Classic rock, specifically (but not limited to): Tom Waits, the
Kinks, Elliot Smith, the Rolling Stones, Zappa, Dylan, the Beatles,
Lou Reed, Janis Joplin, Sinatra...but I am also fond of jazz and
d) I'll eat anything, but I love steak, burgers, fries, and pizza,
and I'm fond of international, especially if it's spicy
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1.Pen/notebook 2.laughter 3.music
4.companionship 5.imagination 6.romance
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the fact that love is like a desert (although it is also nice when
it is like a dessert ;) you never know which people are going to be
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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is that I can do wicked karaoke versions of "SuperFreak", "I Put A
Spell On You", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", "I've Got You Under My Skin",
and any Tom Waits song (cuz the chicks really dig his voice,
You should message me if
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you have that rare mix of naughty and nice and beauty and brains
(I'm starting to suspect that it is either an endangered species or
a mythical creature). Or if you are a good, intelligent, thoughtful
conversationalist; I try not to discriminate. My AIM name is Drk
Black Prince (named after a historical figure - bonus points if you
can tell me who).
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