27 Revere, MA
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My self-summary
I'd much rather know your Hogwarts House than your Meyers-Briggs type.

I am a big talker, AND a big listener.

My car is named after a character in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.

My "Personality" tab on here is pretty on the nose. I'm not overly wholesome or energetic but I'm quite artsy, liberal & literary.

I find it really difficult to put on a smile for photos, as I'm sure you can see for yourself. I'm not a sourpuss in real life, I swear.
What I’m doing with my life
I spent the last three years working with dogs at training facilities and doggy daycares while attending graduate school.

Now I have my Master's and work in education: I work in the the special education department at a public high school. Don't ask me about it, I'll talk your ear off.
I’m really good at
I read quite fast.
Dogs and cats generally think I'm awesome.
I give killer back and head scratches.
I'm usually pretty well informed about the day's news.
I'll proofread the shit out of your term paper/resume/novella.
The first things people usually notice about me
Red hair, blue eyes...but if I'm being realistic, probably my décolletage.
Red lipstick. Purple lipstick. Black lipstick.
Blue nail polish. Green nail polish. Black nail polish.

My best friend from college recently told me I'm "one of the most distinct looking fuckers (she's) ever met", so there's that, I guess.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Currently reading - Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest by Gregg Olsen
Currently watching - The Borgias

The Given Day/Live By Night/Mystic River/Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Oryx and Crake/The Year of the Flood/MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
Harry Potter and the... by J.K. Rowling
Popular Crime by Bill James
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett
The Virgin Suicides/Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Biographies - Marilyn Monroe, JFK, Charles Manson...

It's a Wonderful Life
I Love You, Phillip Morris
Almost Famous
Midnight in Paris
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Reality Bites
In & Out
crime documentaries

Mad Men
Six Feet Under
Boardwalk Empire
Rupaul's Drag Race
Peaky Blinders
Breaking Bad
Shameless (US)
The Wire
Bob's Burgers

Regina Spektor
Ben Folds
Brand New
The Beatles
Death Cab for Cutie
Joni Mitchell
The Temptations
The Beach Boys
Twenty One Pilots
pop-punk & ska from when I was in high school (early 00's)
anything on the hip-hop throwback radio station

really good pasta
potato skins
fresh bread
vegetables: cucumber, tomato*, zucchini, mushroom, eggplant, etc.

*yes, I know.
The six things I could never do without
1. my cats, Danvers and Spaz. My most darling sunshines.
2. dogs, as a species
3. cannabis
4. a comfortable, well made bed -- NO fucking top sheet.
5. the internet
6. a really great book

Note: I've had this profile (off and on) for years and this list has never changed. It's a pretty legitimate approximation of what I rely on for comfort and calm.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What my favorite books would be like if they focused on a different character.

Also - sonder: noun. "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk."
On a typical Friday night I am
tired, but open to suggestions.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I often do the dishes in my underwear because I tend to splash water around - I don't have a dishwasher. I also don't have a bathtub. I really miss having a bathtub.

If I sing, or talk to my cats in a silly voice in front of you, it means I feel comfortable with you around. If I act out songs from Disney movies in front of you, you're really in.
You should message me if
You like the same TV shows and want to discuss them in detail. Or if you want to watch one of my favorite shows for the first time and let me live vicariously through you. Similarly, you want to watch documentaries about famous crimes or murders.

You're an eloquent wordsmith.

You want me to smoke you up, feed you, and read to you.

You want a book recommendation!

Don't just say "hi".