I'm a geeky, romantic hedonist.
Geeky means I think a lot, about a lot. I'm a voracious consumer of
all kinds of media, and an inveterate know-it-all.
Romantic means I believe in love. I'm a sucker for love stories and
cheesy romantic gestures, and am looking to live a love story full
of said gestures. The way to do that, I feel, is to meet more
people than I have been (SUCH an introvert) and have adventures
until I find myself in my love story. One cannot force these
Hedonsit means I love sensory pleasure. This includes, but is not
limited to: really good food, sex, drugs, exercise, beautiful art,
music, roller coasters, warm fires on cold days, and long naps.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm teaching high school English, and figuring out exactly how I'm
going to save the world.
I’m really good at
reading, writing, cribbage, puns, stir-fry, knowing what time it is
without looking at the clock, trivia, reaching high shelves,
knowing when my students are goofing off on computers.
The first things people usually notice about me
My red hair usually beats out my height, but it's almost always one
of the two. There was one time a 2nd-grader told me I looked like
an artist, but I think that was mostly the cardigan.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I could literally fill this text box, but that would be obnoxious.
Here are my top five of each.
J. R. R. Tolkien, Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King,
Pulp Fiction, The Princess Bride, Star Wars (most of them), The Big
Star Trek (most of them), Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Arrested
Josh Ritter, The Doors, The White Stripes, The Soledad Brothers,
Sushi, Chicken Tetrazzini, Stir-Fry, Irish Stew, Girl Scout Cookies
The six things I could never do without
Books, Beer, Bikes, Friends, Family, Frisbee.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Cognition, happiness, football, school, books, culture, politics,
gender, media, sex.
On a typical Friday night I am
unwinding from the school week, hitting bars from Hudson to St.
Paul to Stillwater, playing board games.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
depends on who I'm talking to. Get to know me, then ask.
You should message me if
1) You share any of my interests and want to hang out. I'm new to
the Twin Cities area, and want to meet new people and see new
2) You're looking for a geeky, romantic hedonist to settle down