I've been living in Western Mass for about a year now and still have so many places to explore! I really love it here, and I'm trying to meet more people. I'm originally from Connecticut and went to college in Baltimore, but it's nice to be back in New England. I studied English and French in college, and I love poetry and all things French. Paris is my favorite city in the world. Nashville's probably my favorite city in the states, and I have a soft spot for the South. I never considered myself a California girl, but I've fallen in love with it this past fall. I'd love to drive an RV to visit every state. So much emphasis is put in foreign travel, but there's so much to see in the US.
I do a lot of (domestic) travel for work now, and enjoy going out to eat the local food and visit museums when I'm on the road. I am madly in love with my job and higher education in general (I work for a college). I'm serious about the things that matter, but I definitely have a goofball side, too, and know how to have fun.
I hate when people think the word "culture" is reserved only for fancy restaurants, world travel, and art museums. I enjoy all those things, but I think people misuse the word "cultured" if they ever describe themselves this way. I'm just as interested in the culture of craps tables in casinos.
Nine times out of ten I prefer an intellectual conversation while getting schooled in a game of Scrabble to going out drinking--I'm a cheap date, anyway. Sometimes I make mental lists of words I like and dislike--maybe that's a little nerdy, but then maybe I'm a little bit of a nerd. I'm a glass-half-full girl with a sunny disposition and I'm compulsive about being on time. I can get sassy, I have an embarrassing laugh, and I'm great at laughing at myself. I'm terrible at calling people back and I have a fear of the right side of airplanes.
I just realized how many times I've used the word "I" here, and I know it's a self-summary, but it still makes me feel a little uncomfortable! Make no mistake; I'd always rather talk about you.