Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
**I live in Tucson and am not interested in a long-distance
relationship. If we do not live near each other (particularly in
the same hemisphere), then it's not going to work. Sheesh.**
I teach high school English (I majored in Medieval English
Lit...what else do you do with that?). I am also a bit of an
amateur photographer - mostly sports photography, but I've recently
started dabbling in macro. I play the bass clarinet in several
community ensembles, and I play my trombone with the kiddos in the
stands at football games (band nerd for life I suppose). I read a
lot of fantasy fiction because reality is over-rated, but I am
after all, an English teacher and tend to get very excited about
William Blake and George Orwell as well. I like everything from
Dvorak to Temple of the Dog to Goyte to George Strait. My dad was a
cowboy at heart and it's what I grew up with, so no hating on
My sense of humor leans toward silly and borders on the ridiculous,
I love the NFL (go Eagles!), and I own 43 pairs of shoes.
What I’m doing with my life
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I am currently teaching Junior and Senior English, rocking my bass
clarinet in the Desert Aires and Arizona Symphonic Winds, and
trying to be the very best auntie for my brand new niece.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
English grammar, tie-dye, walking in high heels, and telling cheesy
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't know, but now I'm curious.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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So few people mention books here. They just list movie after movie
and somehow I'm sure they think their lives are complete! Hmph. I
1984 by George Orwell is the best book ever written. Hands down. I
also love The Awakening by Kate Chopin, and Persuasion by Jane
Austen. I will admit to reading a Katie MacAllister book every now
I do watch TV though. I am a total NCIS junkie and would really
love to have my very own McGee...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My family
3. Haagen Dazs
4. My Bass Clarinet
5. My cat, Don Diego
6. My totally classic Jackie O peep-toe pumps ;-)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
School. I worry, and I plan, and then I worry some more...
But seriously, I think about the future and maybe having a family
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
During football season, I'm on the sideline with my camera cheering
on my boys. I tell them I love them just the same even though they
haven't won a game in two years...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I sleep with a big stuffed hippo named Akhenaten, and I still wear
my retainers every night.
But more seriously, I don't have the best social skills. I've been
told I'm hard to get to know. I'm a bad liar, and I'm not at all
good at small talk. This obviously has made dating a bit of a
You should message me if
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I am looking for someone who can keep up with me intellectually and
has a good sense of humor, however, as cliche as it may sound, I
would also like to meet a man like my father who knew how to work
with his hands (bonus points if you have a cowboy hat). It may
sound ridiculous, but I hang out with teenagers all day, and now I
would really like to spend time with an adult, so if you're into
reliving your college days on the weekends, we're probably not a
good match. I'm pretty open-minded, but as a teacher, I do value
education (about the LEAST attractive thing you can say to me is "I
don't read books"). I like to learn new things so I'm not opposed
to trying something new if there's anything special you've got to
teach me. :-)
I am not looking for someone under 30 or over 40, and I'm not
interested in being pen pals with someone from another city (or
country). I don't want to be your go to gal when you visit Tucson
on business trips. If you fall into one of these categories, I
probably won't write you back.
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