I'm smart and witty, fun and philosophical. I can be quiet and
reserved, but once you get to know me, get ready for some
I'm a good friend and empathetic - but I don't have a lot of
patience for self-centered or mean people.
What I’m doing with my life
I got my master's in anthropology a couple of years ago, focused on
historical archaeology and gender archaeology. I am currently
getting a lot out of my job working with developmentally disabled
people and trying to decide if I should go back and get that PhD. I
spend about half my time hanging with my two crazy boys and some of
the best friends anyone could hope for. Waiting for winter to be
over and some fishing, camping, barbecuing and general
hell-raising...and maybe some karaoke.
I’m really good at
Arguing, especially if it is a point I don't agree with. Used to be
pretty damn good at playing music, but it has been a while. Still
great at appreciating music. Calling bullshit. Getting along with
difficult people (this seems to be the most important, and most
used of all my skills). Finding other people's lost keys. Sarcasm.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have no idea. Some people have said that they thought I was very
quiet and passive when first meeting me. Hilarious. I suppose they
would notice fairly quickly that I'm not very 'girly'- I tend to
feel more comfortable around men and am very rarely seen in a
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: On an Oscar Wilde kick lately, but love Heller, Nabokov,
Twain, Vonnegut, Aasimov...generally have three or four unfinished
books lying around. Ever since I got my Kindle I have been much
better about actually finishing something before I start something
Movies: Coen brothers (Barton Fink might be my all time favorite
movie), any Muppet movie, Wings of Desire, Brazil, any Danny Kaye
movie, Marx Bros or classic musical...I like it all.
TV: Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Louie, 30 Rock, Freaks and Geeks, House,
Office (UK), Sherlock, Torchwood, Dr. Who (I am an unabashed
Music: Wilco, Jayhawks, Talking Heads, Sinatra, NIN, Chopin, ABBA,
Billy Idol, Pixies, Beach Boys, Joe Henry, Tom Petty, Neil Young,
Dylan, The Band....
Food: Yes! I mean...Indian, Thai, Mexican, Korean, Chili Dogs. So,
The six things I could never do without
My children, good food, friends, (occasional) sunshine, music and a
way to be useful.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The patriarchy. How to raise my boys as healthy and emotionally
mature men. How to get stupid people to stop driving. How to spend
less time on the internet and more time getting shit done.
On a typical Friday night I am
Trying to talk myself into going to bed at a reasonable time
because I have to work in the morning. Likely drinking and watching
youtube, or drinking and forcing my friends to watch videos that
they hate. Maybe karaoke?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a philosophy degree.
You should message me if
you are not threatened by any of the above and might like to meet
for a beer and some interesting conversation!