MikeJL1
28 Portland, OR
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My self-summary
It's always weird writing these self summaries. I guess overall I would say I am a caring, kind and fun loving person. I love to laugh; I am not sure what I would do without a good laugh every day.

I feel like I am a pretty laid back person. There is just about nothing I enjoy more than just hanging out with friends and family, having a good conversation and lots of laughs.

Music is another love of mine. I play a little music on my own and love chilling out to a great record. I also love connecting to the outdoors. Hiking, camping, really anything involved with getting out into nature is a great thing.

I am also a bit of a sports guy. I don't spend every moment watching sports but I like to follow the teams representing Portland and the good old northwest. Only rarely do I make it to a game/match/etc. but it's always a good time.
What I’m doing with my life
I finished my first year working for a fantastic school district. I feel so lucky to be where I am and find myself growing from my work each day.
I’m really good at
I am told I am a good listener. I enjoy getting to know others and find it enriching to hear their stories.
The first things people usually notice about me
I think people first notice me for my red hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I enjoy a mix of fiction and nonfiction. Some of my favorite books include Undaunted Courage, Man's Search For Meaning, The Winter of Our Discontent, The Pearl, Brave New World among others. I enjoy reading a great biography too.

Some of my favorite movies are Lost in Translation, The Truman Show, Finding Forrester, Good Will Hunting, Brokeback Mountain, Apollo 13, Philadelphia, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Big, Groundhog Day, Back to the Future, and the list goes on and on.

I like Parks and Recreation, The Office (sad to see it end), Mythbusters, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, and Modern Family.

I typically enjoy classical, indie rock, and jazz. Some of my favorite artists would be Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, Adele, Bon Iver, Feist, The Flaming Lips, Mason Jennings, Vampire Weekend, Rachmaninoff, Elgar, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky,...
The six things I could never do without
Family
Friends
A good laugh every day
An enjoyable book
Good food
and...
at least one solid snow fall each winter (I love a good snow day!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What kind of positive difference I am making the the lives of the people around me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing at home with a book or just hanging out with friends. I usually have a late Friday night out on the town with friends every once in a while.
You should message me if
Well if you got to this point and are wanting to know more about me shoot me a message and we can meet up and get to know each other better.
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