Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I regularly make jokes about running away and joining the circus. I
won't. Even though I'd be an awesome lion tamer. Seriously.
I work too much, but I love what I do a good portion of the time.
When I'm not working though, I'll do whatever I can to not think
about it: go to the roller derby, the park, the bookstore, find a
BBC crime drama on netflix and pour a glass and a half of
But all of that wandering isn't indiscriminate... I am very likely
to judge people on their bookshelves and their grammar. Misused or
misspoken phrases make me nuts (it is not 'for all intensive
purposes'). Although so much can be forgiven if there is an
adorable animal involved. I may or may not have been known to stalk
After a two year Facebook hiatus, I came back only to discover that
everyone had a lot of pictures of babies, cats, and puppies. I love
a good "awwwww" as much as the next girl but I think I prefer real
life conversations. That hasn't stopped me from posting pictures of
my cat. Sorry. Everyone.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Proving to college students that while angry birds uses physics, it
doesn't teach physics. I work in college educational media which
has its boring moments (so many boring moments) but I somehow ended
up really enjoying it.
I travel whenever I can... Texas, California, Deep South, western
Europe, Mexico, Iceland... I do it to explore, to take photos, to
talk to strangers but definitely not to sit in a resort and only
see the same people I saw on the plane.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Putting together furniture without instructions and recycling wine
bottles. Rolling my eyes, wriggling my ears, and sticking out my
tongue. Procrastinating. Staying quiet long enough to get people to
tell me more than they intended.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My shameful overuse of ellipses...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I read endlessly... Ann Patchett, Richard Ford, Richard Russo, and
Shirley Hazzard are favorites these days. I've read everything
Truman Capote wrote but only after everything Kurt Vonnegut wrote,
love Roald Dahl (both his children's and adult works) and suspect
that Mary Roach and I are destined to be best friends.
I started watching Shameless recently (UK, then US). I'm a sucker
for a good costume drama (hello Downton Abbey). 30Rock, Parks and
Rec, and anything else that will give me a laugh. I don't have
cable, so I rely on netflix and hulu to keep me up to date. In
other words, no... I didn't see last nights episode. Of
Music is hard to pin down. I'll pretty much listen to anything that
isn't hardcore metal... I love music, but I'm no good when it comes
to listing off an impressive collection of obscure indie rock
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Cheese (Literal and Figurative)
Empty Apartment Dance Parties
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How a decade ago, I was sure that I'd be a grownup by now.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Being lazy. Sooooo lazy. I'm a nerd at heart. I love a good book, a
movie, a glass or three of wine.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have an online dating profile. Shhhhh....
You should message me if
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If you are willing to write in complete sentences... if you can
think of more to say than "hey"... If your profile picture isn't
you shirtless or you with some girl whose head is blurred out...
Really: You can do better than that.
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