"He is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. And to
understand him is to gain not only a new understanding of yourself,
but of the wider world that surrounds you." Or so I was once
In reality I attempt to not take things too seriously. I have a
wonderfully unique sense of humor and constantly strive to enjoy my
surrounding. My interest are varied and often take me on journeys
with no apparent end point. I love the outdoor and to travel. I'm
always fascinated to see my life's journey will take me next.
What I’m doing with my life
I am a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a degree in
history, specializing in the history of ancient Near Eastern and
Oriental religions. I hold minors in both geography and religious
studies. As if that wasn't enough, I have a teaching certificate in
both history and geography. Currently I teach 7th and 8th grade
history at a local middle school, and I couldn't imagine doing
anything different. I get paid to stand around all day and talk
about history, and to boss kids around!!! I soon plan on starting
my masters, and with any luck, a Ph.D in Ancient Religion and one
day I hope to teach at the university level. Outside of academia, I
enjoy spending as much with my friends as time allows (the best of
which are my two dogs). Music is another large part of my life,
from playing to listening, very rarely is their something
non-musical going on in my life.
I’m really good at
Apparently I'm a really good teacher, though I have yet to believe
this. If not for the simple fact that teaching comes way to easily
to me, and constantly feel that it shouldn't. But That only serves
as constant motivation. I am a great listener. I am often the
person people seek for advice, and they are repeatedly amazed at my
breath of knowledge. That and I have a rather uncanny ability to
commune with beasts of the Canis lupus familiaris persuasion...
The first things people usually notice about me
The most common reaction when people meet me is "How on earth do
you know this..." To say I have a wealth of seemingly useless
knowledge is a understatement, until the moment that information
become useful. At that point one can't help but be intrigued. From
what I understand from people I know, this is often a daily
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Most of the books I read (and mind you this is for pleasure)
would bore most people to death. Being a historian I read mostly
books concerning my areas of study (ancient religion and related
topics) and often I'm occupying my down time with multiple books of
this nature. That isn't to say I don't read the odd fiction book.
The highlights of these are Neil Gaiman's and Terry Pratchett's
GOOD OMENS and almost anything by Douglas Adams.
Movies: My taste in movies is rather varied, though currently they
rooted in the British comedies. Movies like Pirate Radio, Hot Fuzz,
Shaun of the Dead, Death at a Funeral (the original) ex. I also
love movies that are extremely awkward and movies that lack happy
endings. That being said, I do enjoy a "stupid" movie every now and
then, and usually am open to watching anything really.
T.V.: The is only one word I'm willing to say HOUSE...well that or
Top Gear (the proper UK version mind you).
Music: Music plays a rather large role in my life. If only to
highlight this fact there over 17940 songs crammed onto my iPod.
That being said, my taste is widely varied and one of my favorite
thing to do is discover new music. But more often then not, you
will find a Dream Theater, Genesis or Rush record in the stereo
cranked to rather unholy levels. I love going to concerts and
festivals, if not only to humor the anthropologist in me. People
watching is way to much fun...
Food: Food is one of my true passions. I love to cook a wide range
of food and am constantly trying to evolve my skills. The grill is
my domain (that is what working in fast food for 8+ years get you)
but I am equally qualified in other methods. The only think I can't
do is bake... I have worldly tastes in food, from Middle
Eastern/Mediterranean, to Italian, to Asian. In short, I will try
anything at least once.
The six things I could never do without
1. My Dogs
4. Football (and by Football I really mean Soccer I'm a huge
Chelsea FC fan)
5. A well stocked library
6. My new mustang
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The past...But thus is the bane of the historian. My minds is
always in motion, processing way to many things to comprehend.
Topics ranging from ancient history to my future to the problems
friends are coming to me with. And let us not forget, trying to
obtain the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe,
On a typical Friday night I am
On a normal Friday night I am usually doing one of a few things.
Reading/researching random topics, hanging out with friends, dog
training, taking my dogs into local nursing homes/assisted living
facilities (as an extension of dog training) or the bane of my
existence, grading papers...
You should message me if
If you want a nice guy who has his life well in order.
Your not afraid of someone who actually knows what they are talking about. I like confident women who are not afraid to make the first move...