I have been in the area for almost 2 years now. I moved up here for a teaching job :) I don't know many peers (I'm from the Roanoke, VA area) so I wouldn't mind making some new friends as well. If more comes of it, then great :) Before this job I was working as a teaching assistant in a special ed classroom for 3rd - 5th grade students.
I live alone with 2 awesome cats. They pretty much eat, sleep, and cause general all-around havoc. I grew up with dogs, so I love them too.
Music is a huge part of my life (I think I have a pretty eclectic taste). I play a little guitar and am trying to learn drums. A FEW of my favorite bands include the Smashing Pumpkins, NIN, The Frames, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Radiohead, Muse, Johnny Cash, and Regina Spektor; I like it all from old jazz and blues to modern rock to classic country (Patsy Cline, Willie, Merle, Hank Williams Sr., etc.) to indie to folk to bluegrass. If it's good, then I will listen.
My interests and hobbies are very eclectic. I have a passion for learning, history, science, sports, traveling (Alaska and Savannah, GA are 2 favs so far), reading, sleeping, and movies (I'm a pretty big indie and foreign film buff among others). I also like to hang out at book or antique stores and coffee shops (LOVE coffee and tea). I grew up on the lake and miss being able to swim, ski, and fish any time I wanted to.. So I definitely enjoy the outdoors when I can. I played basketball and soccer all of my life in school and enjoy the competition, exercise, and adrenaline rush of it all. Ps. Go Redskins!
I've also recently begun to go to blues and contra dances (love some ballroom/waltz, swing, and flat-footing) which has been a lot of fun. I grew up going to square dances and such as a kid; I'm a little rusty, but remember most of it. If you like to dance or want to learn, then definitely let me know.
When I watch TV I usually spend time on the History Channel, TLC, Nat Geo, Sports, a documentary, or something funny.
I apologize for the long description of myself.. I am a little OCD and feel the need to include a thorough description of me heh.