I'm 30 and slowly, but surely, finishing up law school. Born into
humble beginnings in Little Rock, Arkansas, I've had to overcome a
wide range of obstacles to get where I am today. My triumph in the
face of unrelenting poverty and an exceedingly dysfunctional home
life has made me at once grateful and somewhat emotionally guarded.
That being said, those who get to know me almost universally
describe me as being one of the most kind, charming, and empathetic
individuals you're likely to meet.
I've had the pleasure of spending the last decade living and
studying in places as diverse as Washington, DC (Georgetown c/o
2006), Germany, Maryland, and now Portland, where I've lived since
the summer of 2007.
As a result of not being much interested in the bar/club/party
scene, I have limited opportunities to expand my social circle,
hence, my need to resort to the world of online dating.
In many respects, I'm the epitome of a paradox. I'm a future lawyer
who does not like to argue. I'm outgoing, yet can be very shy until
I get the sense that it is alright to reveal the more captivating
aspects of my personality. I'm often the "life of the party," but I
don't enjoy the party scene.
What I’m doing with my life
Figuring out what I'm going to do when my career as a perpetual
student -a title I've reluctantly embraced since the tender age of
5- comes to its logical conclusion when I finally finish law
I’m really good at
being adorable without breaking a sweat, in general, and
using humor to ease tension, in particular....You'll have to get to
know me to know the rest.
The first things people usually notice about me
If I told you, wouldn't that lessen the thrill of our first
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Genres: R&B, Pop, Rap
Artists: Michael Jackson, Usher, Boyz II Men, The Temptations,
Stevie Wonder, New Edition,
House, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Real
World, Pawn Stars, 90s Sitcoms (Fresh Prince, Boy Meets World,
Saved By the Bell, California Dreams, )
Remember the Titans, Big, Catch Me If You can, The Titanic, Coming
to America, October Sky, Shawshank Redemption, Plains Trains And
Automobiles, Good Will Hunting
Mexican, Soul Food, Italian. If I knew how to cook, the list would
likely be longer.
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order:
2. The ability to withhold judgement until I've put myself in
someone else's shoes.
3. Unconditional Love
4. My skin color
5. Good food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
In no particular order: the facts of life, how to make a good,
first impression, and how I might make a long-lasting contribution
to the common good.
On a typical Friday night I am
trying to unravel the facts of life
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I know what you did last summer.
You should message me if
You Rated me highly (4 out of 5 stars), but for some reason are too
shy to say hi. According to okcupid, six users have rated me as
such and the only way I'll ever find out is if I became an A-list
member. The way I see it, I can either pay the 19.95 fee to upgrade
my membership to find out who you are or you can be nice enough to
tell me beforehand so that I'm not cash poor on our first date.