Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Once, I was stabbed in the eye with a sword during a demonstration
of historical fencing. After a few tellings of that story, I got
bored of it and tried to come up with a more exciting way to
explain my eyepatch, forgetting that sword related injuries are not
a common danger for most people. In a way, this is a metaphor for
my entire life.
I'm studying to be an English teacher, although I secretly want to
be a dinosaur when I grow up. In the meantime, I work at a mental
health facility where I help out at what is essentially an
alternative school that does therapy.
I have a peculiar sense of humor, but I love sharing jokes, being
silly, and finding nice pranks to pull on friends and
I love being active, although I'm out of shape. I ran my first 5k
in June 2013, and that one was a Warrior Dash (lots of pretty
insane obstacles). I do medieval reenactment sometimes, where I
focus on sword fighting. I love to go on walks or hikes with my
dog, play softball on my work team, disc golf, tennis...anything
that gets me up and moving, I tend to enjoy. I also have sedentary
hobbies, like sewing, embroidery, video games, and Dungeons &
I don't drink. I'm not pretentious about it, I just choose not to
do it. I don't mind if I'm around people who are drinking and will
frequently act as a DD.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Applying to grad schools and trying to help kids make better
decisions in life. Also, I'm always seeking new ways to challenge
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Growing beards. I didn't used to think this was a talent, but I
consistently place in beard contests, so I guess I have something
others don't. I'm also good at staying calm in pretty much all
The first things people usually notice about me
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Size and beard, more often than not. Sometimes my dog gets noticed
first, but if I'm not walking him, it's that I'm a giant man with a
good sized beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books - I primarily pick up fantasy or science fiction when I'm in
the mood to read, but I really will read just about anything. The
Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold is very likely the best
fantasy novel ever written. The James Herriot books are absolutely
wonderful, Neil Gaiman, The Vorkosigan Saga (a series once again by
Bujold), George R. R. Martin, Terry Pratchett, and the various
sundry books you just end up having to read from being in the
English department. Not Jane Austen, though. I can't put my finger
on why, but I despise Austen's work. My favorite poet is Taylor
Mali and love pretty much anything he writes.
Movie - Braveheart, Star Wars (original trilogy), Indiana Jones,
Boondock Saints, and kung fu flicks or anything that goes
Music - Depends on my mood. I've been into a lot of Flogging Molly
lately, though. I also dig the Dropkick Murphys, The Pogues, Dance
Hall Crashers, Nerf Herder, Flight of the Conchords, They Might Be
Giants, and Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Please note that I, of course,
kept these in strict alphabetical order.
Food - I have a sensitive stomach, which often cramps my style
foodwise. I love Indian, nachos, pizza, burgers, steak...I'm
willing to give just about anything a try, but spicy stuff will
murder me to death.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) The eternal friendship of Pope Leo II. Sure, he's been dead for
years, but it's eternal.
2) My dog, Hawkeye, even though he's kind of a jerk.
3) Something to do with my hands
4) My iPod, loaded with fresh podcasts
5) Mountain Dew Code Red
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Whatever fresh interests I have. I'm curious about how things work,
why they work that way, and what goes into making a thing or a
skill. So, if I watch a movie and I liked it, I'll read up on the
trivia about it. If I'm interested in a new hobby, I'll look up
information on it, including the history of it, not just how to do
I also plan and execute a lot of pranks. I like to come up with
nice surprises for people, so I'm always looking for something new.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I often work on Fridays, so I rummage up some chow and relax with a
book or some TV.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm actually shy.
It's an odd sort of shyness, though. I have no qualms about making
a fool of myself in public, but I can almost entirely freeze up
when it comes to talking to someone I don't know one on one. I have
no idea why. Truthfully, it's kind of embarrassing.
Therefore, I am not that good at sending messages to people out of
the blue, or otherwise initiating a first conversation. Words
cannot describe how much I suck at it. If I send you a message and
you're reading this right now...please be gentle.
You should message me if
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First off, if you message me, I'll always respond. I hate getting
ignored, so I won't do it.
You should message me if:
- you are nerdy or nerd tolerant
- passionate about something
- have a terrible sense of humor
- you are a pretty smart lady
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