Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hello- thanks for stopping by. Although this list is far from
complete, here’s what I’m looking for ideally (few of these are
actually deal-breakers- they are marked with an asterisk).
… love football, specifically Vikings football. I am open to the
possibility of dating a cheesehead, but I struggle with the idea of
a relationship with no real future.
… are not allergic to cats or dogs.*
... like Bloody Marys and are willing to drink mine after I eat all
the stuff that comes with it (leave me the beer chaser).
... drink coffee.
... eat some meat, or at least won't be disgusted when I do
… do not spend the majority of your free time playing video games.
You associate with 3 dimensional people daily.*
... like to read for pleasure.
… are politically/socially liberal.*
… aren't shy and are willing to talk.
... are not LOOKING to have kids. I'm ok if you already have
children; I'm just not going to have any myself.*
... are ok with the fact that I am an atheist. You can be a
believer (but NOT a Belieber), but you cannot try to save me from
eternal damnation. To be honest, though, if you even THINK that I'm
going to hell it's likely that we'll have some problems.*
... are in a softball league, but not an uber-serious one. I don't
want to play, myself; I have just always wanted to develop a ritual
of going to watch a game and then going to the neighborhood bar for
a pitcher of beer every Tuesday (it's not really THAT specific a
fantasy- Thursday would be fine too).
... will write SOMETHING to which I can respond. Please don't make
me do all the work in carrying forth a conversation.*
This really isn't a big long checklist of what "is and is not
acceptable". I'm just trying to give you stuff to which you might
want to respond/discuss.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work for a local non-profit organization and I love it. I
genuinely look forward to going to work each day and I am
surrounded by people that are as passionate about the work as I am.
That makes all the difference in the world. Ideally I would like to
go back to school and get my master’s degree in non-profit
management, but I just can’t justify going into that much debt.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being honest. Growing up in MN, I decided early on that being
passive-aggressive was NOT for me. I don't expect people to
psychically know what I want or need, nor do I stay silent about
behavior that I cannot tolerate. I DID absorb the concept of good
manners, though, so please don't think I run around using 'honesty'
as an excuse for saying whatever pops into my head.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Reading is probably my favorite pastime. I'm not going to bore you
with a list of my favorites.
Same with movies. I like movies (who doesn't?), but I'm not going
to list them all for you. I WILL say, though, that I have never
seen The Notebook and quite frankly, I'm amazed at how many of you
guys tout its decency. The movie Crazy, Stupid Love finally awoke
me to what every other woman has been saying for a couple years
(Ryan Gosling is sex on a stick); I guess I'm just slow to catch
on. Anyway, The Notebook has been sitting on my TiVo (unwatched)
for >2 years. One of these days I'll have nothing better to
I haven’t seen that many shows. The two that come most readily to
mind as favorites are The Lion King, which I saw on Broadway, and
Monty Python’s Spamalot. I was a sobbing mess 45 seconds into the
Lion King because “all the animals are getting along” during the
Circle of Life song. Spamalot was not only a great show, but I will
forever remember going to the Ordway at 5:00 am to get tickets and
waiting in line for 3 hours while 200 people played with the
clip-clop coconuts that they handed out. It was a LONG morning.
Wait… did they mean TV shows? [Yes, I see now that they did] I’ll
answer that too just in case: Big Bang Theory, Real Time with Bill
Maher, The Daily Show, Game of Thrones, and True Blood.
I don’t listen to a lot of music. My iPod has a very eclectic mix
from years past; I just don’t get to hear a lot of new stuff-
probably because I’m always listening to MPR. During Prairie Home
Companion, though (I really hate that show), I will switch the
station to 93X. Since music seems to be so important to YOU,
though, here are the first 5 songs (I swear I didn't cheat) to play
on shuffle on my iPhone:
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Wham!)
Long Time Gone (Dixie Chicks)
What I Got (Sublime)
Big Girl Now (NKOTB & Lady Gaga)
See? I like crap and I'm totally ok with it. I'm also not ashamed
to admit that I've seen Weird Al Yankovic in concert nearly as many
times as I've seen New Kids on the Block (more than 5, fewer than
10). I realize, however, that this means that I will probably die
alone *sigh* Anyway...
I love to experience new foods, and with the exception of fungus
and olives there’s nothing (within reason) that I won’t try.
Seafood and Thai are my favorites. Basically, though, if someone
else cooks it, it's a winner in my book.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I’m going to not take this too literally because OF COURSE my
family, friends, pets etc. would come first. That, however, does
not make for a very interesting essay. So, here goes…
1. TiVo- I rate this as one of the best inventions of the 21st
century. Whenever I want to watch TV, there is always something
waiting for me that I really want to see. I no longer mindlessly
waste time flipping through channels, plus you can go to the
bathroom whenever you want!
2. Keurig Coffee Brewer- I am not proud of it, but I have a
coffee-making disability. I just can’t seem to do it correctly and
I also hate wasting a whole pot if I just want a cup. This thing
has also saved me bunches of money because I’m not going to
Starbucks or Caribou very often now.
3. iPhone- (or iPod) I have a hard time shutting my brain down when
it’s time to go to bed. I used to have the TV on to distract me
while I went to sleep, but then I’d wake up in the middle of the
night to the sound of Jack Lalanne ranting and raving about juice.
With podcasts or audiobooks, I just drift off and the sleep timer
shuts it off for me.
4. MPR- I hardly ever listen to commercial radio now; I love it. I
do harbor one resentment toward MPR, though. I was so excited when
I was called to jury duty couple years ago (seriously). During
juror selection they asked us what radio stations we listened to.
After I said MPR, I was voir dir’ed out. I realize I should be
angry at a system that favors an uninformed populace, but *shrug*…
MPR killed my dream. I’m still a sustaining member- just somewhat
5. Sleep Number Bed- I’m a 30.
6. Golf clubs- My clubs aren’t really anything special, but I’m
sort of scraping the bottom of the barrel here. I LOVE a sport that
enables you to be outside, allows you to compete against yourself,
and encourages you to have a cocktail afterward (and sometimes
during!). Plus, those carts are so much fun to drive!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I really hate the Renaissance Festival. People thinking they’re
better than others because they can run around with their fake
British accents irritate me… a lot.
I also hate monkeys. They’re a-holes.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I still love the New Kids on the Block. Someday Donnie Wahlberg
will realize what he’s missing and then watch out… I will leave you
Admit it. You just hate them because you’re jealous.
You should message me if
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You think any of the above is funny and not to be taken too
seriously. Except the part about monkeys. I mean it... they are
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