Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Outgoing and interested in what's around me. Talkative, often
humorous and ALWAYS tall. I am a native of Southern California and
love it here, I have traveled some but the mix of people and
activities here makes me proud to call this region home.
Got my degree a couple of years back, and up until recently I wound
up working in fields with only the most tenuous connection to it. I
would love to go back to school but it has to make sense
financially. I also fear I'd get sucked headlong into academia and
be one of those Post-Doc 43 year olds. As corny as it sounds,
learning is one of my most-loved ways to pass the time.
I am straightforward and reliable, older than most of my friends by
two years and that has made a bigger difference than I would have
ever thought. I am not above embarrassing the hell out of myself to
delight those I am with.
What I’m doing with my life
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I have been working for three years as a residential counselor in a
girl's foster home. All that nonsense people say about how working
with children is rewarding? True, to my immense satisfaction. I am
in a place to make an actual difference in the lives of really
vulnerable kids. I am getting a crash course in being a
parent...and learning so many awful things about teenage girls.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Talking AND listening. Being the calm one when everything is going
to shit. Driving places, finding things, amusing kids with strange
facial contortions. Cooking, hosting, adventures, figuring things
out. Lifting, fixing or assembling things. Starfox 64. Getting
stuff off the top shelf, sorting out an emotional crisis (the
secret is usually tea). Standing guard against nightmares after
they wake someone up. Being a father figure. Anything involving
playing with animals. Accents and SFX. Opening doors for people of
all ages and leaving a light on for someone coming home late. Being
very tall. Cleaning my home. Christmas time.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Tall. Then mah eyes. Mostly the tall thing though.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I am a big fan of The Wheel of Time book series. Terry Pratchet
used to be amazing, but has deteriorated. There is also this little
collection of O'Henry's short stories I wind up reading every 5
months, his use of language and unusual narrators make me happy.
Victorian romance novels...Mansfield Park, Jane Eyre, Emma..my
willingness to admit my reading preferences shows I am secure in my
I enjoy Cirque du Soleil, and most not very serious movies and some
of the more serious ones. I have a massive and unashamed love for
the older Disney movies, and if prompted enough WILL sing some of
the songs. I might even try to do the voices if asked nicely
enough. Finding more and more that I really like the Marvel
cinematic Universe. I just am fascinated with how they successfully
interconnect so much.
I am open musically to whatever sounds good at the moment, though I
seem drawn to non vocal tracks or stuff in other languages. I have
this nasty habit of listening to lyrics and then realizing they are
really dumb. This tends to kill my enjoyment of country music, for
Food is good. Good food is better. Lousy food is TERRIBLE. I once
decided to give vegetarianism a go, and not for a reason that many
might think. It did not work out. Iron deficiency is a thing.
I just realized that when they say shows they meant TV. I rarely
watch TV so I kinda missed the point there. Ha! That being said, I
have several shows on DVD, like Battlestar Galatica and Dead Like
Me that I happen to think are marvelous.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My sense of sight.
3. My car. Used to ride the bus. Looking back I am shocked I
5. Cell phone.
6. My hands (I am attached to them).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I like to daydream about colors, and coming up with new funny
voices. My job is pretty demanding, but the time I spend thinking
bout the kids and how to help them with their respective issues is
well worth it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Running around having fun on an outing with four or five teenaged
...when reduced to a quick blurb my job comes off as creepy.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I once considered voting Republican. It was for a local sanitation
supervisory position. Felt like a good fit.
You should message me if
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You enjoy being amused, like being made to feel important and are
looking to meet strange but endearing people. If you feel that
adventures are fun, but not every weekend has to be one then we
might be well suited to each other.
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