Is not something I am interested in putting here... I hope that
isn't too detestable! On that note (since I must go on), I don't
REALLY enjoy talking about myself... but I do love talking about my
beautiful dog, Elsie!
I am active, happy, and functioning
What I’m doing with my life
After years of teaching British/Irish Literature to 18, 19, 20, and
21 year old students, I have recently accepted a position as
Project Coordinator for a living/learning Honors program at the
University of Maryland--it still involves a splash of teaching!
I’m really good at
Running, talking about football, thinking about football, debating,
and reading. And if you can be good at walking a dog, I'm good at
walking a dog.
The first things people usually notice about me
Is my STELLAR PERSONALITY!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love everything in this category, so brace yourself: My favorite
books are Tropic of Cancer, Dubliners, Ulysses, Pale Fire, Lolita,
Tropic of Capricorn, The Dualstar Biography of Mary Kate and Ashley
Olsen, The Sun Also Rises, Tender is the Night, War and Peace,
Invitation to a Beheading, The Magic Mountain, The Symposium,
Middlemarch, Waiting for Godot, Hamlet, Faust, every single thing
David Foster Wallace ever wrote--but especially the titular essay
from *A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, George
Saunders...(I'm going to stop now though I could go on...)
Movies: There Will be Blood, Rushmore, Vertigo, The Man Who Knew
Too Much (his second version), Life is Beautiful, It's a Wonderful
Life (in the winter!), Bottlerocket, Eyes Wide Shut, Superbad,
Magnolia, Muholland Drive, Life Aquatic, North by
Music: JACK WHITE, The White Stripes, THE DEAD WEATHER, The
Raconteurs, The Smiths, Elliott Smith, The National, Dave Matthews,
U2, Morrissey, Wilco, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Talking Heads,
Radiohead, Death Cab for Cutie, Postal Service, Coldplay, Oasis,
David Bowie, Angels and Airwaves, Flight of the Concords, Modest
Mouse, Wolf Parade, Bright Eyes, blah blah blah...
Food: I am a Vegan (for ethical reasons, though the health benefits
are a nice bonus) and quite an odd eater. That said I love trying
to navigate my way around various eateries but if I had to say my
favorite food it would sadly be cereal (SO good at every meal).
The six things I could never do without
My family, NFL Football, Literature, animals (specifically, my
dog), a gym, the outdoors
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My future, books, how the Bengals can make it to the playoffs/why
the Bengals will never win a playoff game, HBO, food, my family,
missing my dog, if I would be better off without the internet,
ESPN, if I am getting dumber as I age, running, how long I should
run, the gym, life, what time I will fall asleep, memories, KASHI
GO LEAN (I still don't understand how it is so good for you--so
much fiber and protein!)
On a typical Friday night I am
Can I be honest? Watching Dateline.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is that I'm very comfortable being alone/require a lot of alone
time, though I guess being on an online dating site sort of
undermines this fact.
You should message me if
You're liberal-minded (I have to say, believing in gay rights is a
big thing for me; I find it hard to imagine being compatible with
someone who doesn't feel likewise), you don't mind someone with an
NFL obsession (I'm not saying this to seem appealing; rather, it is
one of my LEAST appealing attributes; the NFL season is upsetting
for me and far too consuming), you want to make the world better,
you like fitness and would be interested in chatting!