I'm the kind of guy who will read a book on 18th century manners for fun. My New Year's resolutions included learning French and memorizing a poem every week (and I've been sticking to them). When I go out to breakfast, I like to place bets with my friends on whether the parents at the next table will cut their children's pancakes for them. I can hold my hands together behind my back and pull them over my head without letting go.
And now for the normal information.
I grew up in a small town in Michigan and moved out here five years ago to work at a school run by one of my heroes. I started as a secretary. Five years later, that hero is one of my close friends and I’m a full time teacher, planning the next move in my career. The school is something special and I’m proud to be a part of it. I work on developing art appreciation and history curriculum for lower elementary students. If you want me to talk non-stop, ask me how I think history should be taught to kids.
Aside from my curriculum, I have a strong interest in child development. I’m thinking about going to school to get a masters in counseling or therapy, but I’m still figuring that out.
For fun, I like to go to art museums and plays (whenever I can afford the latter). I listen to podcasts and audiobooks constantly. Like everyone else, I like going to movies, but I always want a trip to the movies to be followed by drinks and discussion. I also spend a lot of time playing complex, nerdy card games and board games. I guess I’m a gamer and I’m hip with that culture, but it’s not the driving force in my life.
I liked hiking when I lived back east, but all the trails out here seem dry and desolate. I’d love for someone to prove me wrong on this. I'm not much of an athlete, but I do what I need to to stay fit.