Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
So yeah. These things tell you so much more than the questions. I'm
diverse, yet still surprisingly dull. I think i'm pretty
intelligent and I love women that push my brain pan. I like
cultural stuff, art, books, movies, music. I'm curious about
everything. If you don't like to learn stuff, you won't like me. I
make a good boyfriend usually. I can be very sensitive if I feel
like it. I'm very supportive and will always be there when i'm
needed. I'm not very demanding of people, but I'm pretty picky. I'm
kinda lazy, but I really get into some things. I coach a swim team
and teach lifeguarding during the summer and I get really absorbed
into that. I like goofy nerdy things. I watch cartoons, read
sci-fi/fantasy novels, play video games, but no more than I do
other things. I also like to rock climb, write poetry, and watch
football. So . . . diverse. Pictures are coming soon. the new
digicam is at work.
I am curious, patient, and nervous
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Off to grad school at OSU in the fall. I'm gonna teach, but it
remains to be seen whether its going back to teach high school or
going on for the Ph.D. I don't REALLY like the idea of being that
poor, so i'm also looking at Technical Writing, which is boring but
can be a nice supplement to a teacher income and looks good on a
vitae. Wow, reading that it really sounds like i've got it all
figured out. I am really intimidated when I read these profiles and
it seems like someones life is perfect. Mine isn't. Its getting
better and for the most part its under control, but its far from
perfect. To pay the bills I am a night supervisor at a Community
Center/Gym. I don't really do it that much though. That's my
position, but I know how to do everything there so I do it all
occasionally. I run the climbing wall, run the register, teach CPR,
teach Lifeguarding, work with kids in the classes. During the
summer I program the pool, coach the swim team, and, (my baby) the
junior lifeguard team.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Trivial Pursuit. Or any game that requires lots of random
knowledge. Jeopardy. Teaching . . I am really good at helping
people understand difficult things without making them feel stupid.
I think its what i'm best at. I test well. It makes up for my
general apathy towards grades. I like to think i'm a better than
average poet. I'm not terribly atheletic but I know a lot of
outdoorsy stuff. I do the rock climbing thing. I like to camp,
fish, hike, whatever. I'm good at figuring things out. People
included. Give me a month, I'll generally have a good fix on what
you like or dislike even if you haven't talked about it. Yes, that
includes what you like sexually. I'm very aware of whats going on
with my partner. The ones I can't figure out are the ones I am most
The first things people usually notice about me
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My hat . . if I wear it. My one concession to being an English
Major is my hat. One of those psuedo golf hat beret things. People
don't usually notice me. If they do, for some reason I must not
seem very approachable. I am really very friendly and like all
kinds of people. I am very shy so I seem standoffish to some
people. I'm told that when i'm excited about something my eyes are
very attractive. So if you catch me on a topic i'm passionate
about, lucky you I guess.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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American Splendor (that guy reminds me of me on bad days) or Becket
(Peter O'Toole is the man and i can't wait to see him in Troy. That
guy has the "playing kings in movies" market cornered) or maybe
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (I want to meet that guy now. Even
if we only talk through the peep hole and he is hangin out naked
inside. That guy was really interesting.) This keeps growing on me.
I just watched House of Sand and Fog, best movie i've seen for the
first time this year. I watch LOTS of movies. Some other good ones
were Love Actualy, The Lion in Winter (another Peter O'Toole
flick), Othello (the Lawrence Fishburne one), Lost in Translation,
and The Apartment Of course there are lists of movies I watch
constantly which don't really count here. Anything by Mel Brooks,
esp Blazing Saddles, The Usual Suspects, Life is Beautiful (i'm a
big fan of foriegn flicks). My ALL time favorite movie is Titus.
Its basically Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. Except its Julie
Tamor's Coke Dream trippy version. Julie Tamor is the lady who did
Lion King on Broadway and Frieda (also good). This movie is F'd up.
Its Shakespeare which is always cool. Plus it is by far
Shakespeare's darkest play. People getting raped and having hands
and tounges cut out and such. Cast is great too, Anthony Hopkins
and Alan Cummings, the guy who plays Robert the Bruce from
Braveheart is good and so is the guy who plays the other black guy
(not Morpheus, the other one) in the Matrix sequels. All in all a
kick ass movie with an equally kick a$$ sound track.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
BOOKS, ASIAN FOOD, ICE (it was my first word and I crunch it
annoyingly when I drink), my computer (I have the worst hand
writing on the planet and as much as I write I would never make it
without a keyboard and WP, people or kids to teach, friends and
family, and books.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Tom Stoppard. I know you've probably never heard of him. If you
have, pass go and collect 3zillion cool points, and Email me. If
you haven't and you are smart and like witty plays. Go get one of
his. The best is Arcadia. He also wrote part of the original screen
play to Shakespeare in Love. I could pick a lot of other writers,
since i'm a poet e.e. cummings might make more sense. But I think
Tom Stoppard is the best writer of any kind ever. So, yeah i'd go
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working? Now. I usually work 5 nights a week and one of them is
usually friday. If i'm not, there is no telling. At a friends
house? On a date? At home watching a movie? On the back porch with
a book? At a football game? At a poetry reading? A concert or a bar
or pool hall? Catching up on sleep/homework? No telling.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I was crazy ass in love at 20 and was married and divorced by 21.
I'm not usually that impulsive, but hey we are all entitled to
mistakes. There aren't any hangups about it. I am still friends
with my ex. It just was way too early in life for that. It has made
me very mature for my age and i've been in and out of a few pretty
decent relationship since then. So . . . its deffinitely in the
past, but something people deserve to know up front.
You should message me if
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You think you are realy smart . . . and are right. Enjoy good
conversation. Like nerdy things . . . like books. Don't have
anything that seems like more fun to do.
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