Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Well, I do dislike talking about myself, but...
I am a Bear.
Long ago [in high school], I accompanied a friend to a ceremony to
help him find his totem and, in doing so, was told my totem was a
Bear [even though I was and still am uncertain if I believe any of
this]. Now that I have been a teacher for a few years, I guess it
was accurate as many of the qualities ascribed to the bear do suit
me [patient and slow to anger, a teacher or healer, dreamer]. I
could on [I do enjoy telling stories and have even been lucky
enough to have a couple published], but I am more interested in
hearing what you are reading right now? what your first thought was
when I introduced myself as a bear? in whether you believe the
stars are huge balls of plasma or just pin holes in the curtain of
the night [and yes, you get bonus points if you can identify the
movie the last part of this question is from]?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Battling banality and striving to maintain Einstein's view of the
world (to live as if everything is a miracle).
Currently teaching and slowly paying off the bank for the privilege
of letting me buy a house with their money.
Still traveling, becoming a regular fixture at the gym and
of one day being an author and working as my own boss.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
looking out for people I care about and taking the time to focus on
the small things especially when someone is having a bad day.
Making people laugh, I have a somewhat dry sense of humour, which
once you get to know me you can truly appreciate. (please note this
section was actually written by my 'work wife' aka partner teacher)
The first things people usually notice about me
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are that my movements are very ninja-like for a big guy and, at
least if you are a student, that I am always frowning and smiling
at the same time [or so they tell me]. I could tell you more, but
it is really something that has to be seen to be believed.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books- The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Ishmael,
Red Branch, The Lions of Al-Rassan, Tao Te Ching [I remember not
really understanding it, that means it has to be good no?]
Movies- Braveheart, The Usual Suspects. I also have a typical soft
spot for cheesy action movies, and watch supernatural horror
movies, but usually regret it when trying to sleep for the next
couple of weeks.
Music- celtic [Hair of the Dog, The Chieftains, etc.] though I will
listen to almost any type of music other than really heavy metal or
traditional [ie. whiny] country
Food- take a look at the picture, does it look like I really
discriminate when it comes to food :).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
"I cannot live without books." I will second Thomas Jefferson on
this, and to it add
the wedge and the incline plane
friends and family (mostly these aren't things- can't speak for
certain family members though :)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the eventual heat death of the universe and the meaning of all
things when nothing has a meaning any longer - therefore the
importance of the present moment.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
typical is such a distasteful word but most Fridays begin with a
spirited game of teacher floor hockey after the students leave the
building which energizes me for the rest of the night. I also enjoy
cooking for and entertaining small groups at my humble abode.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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obviously can't be placed here, as it would no longer be private.
However, I will publicly admit a weakness for some romantic
comedies - like The American President.
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