Anytime someone asks me to describe myself it feels like a job
interview no matter the context. This is the part where I talk
about rock climbing and traveling the world except I don't do those
things - though I wouldn't mind trying. INFJ if that means anything
What I’m doing with my life
I have a BA in English and an MA in Teaching, and am currently teaching in a Middle School after school program.
I’m really good at
Writing, cooking, Cards Against Humanity, Mario Kart 64, Beer Pong,
and probably other things. I'm a decent bass player and also
adequate at singing and acoustic guitar.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall. I'm a ginger if it's been sunny out lately. I either
over-share or don't at all. People like my eyes; they're some kind
of green. I'm sarcastic and self-deprecating. I laugh at my own
jokes. I get way meta about everything.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Top 5 lists and go:
Books: Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, The Things They
Carried by Tim O'Brien, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Lolita
by Vladimir Nabokov, and The Turnaround by George Pelecanos.
Special nonfiction mention goes to my bible, Pedagogy of the
Oppressed, by Paulo Freire.
Movies: Princess Mononoke, Doctor Strangelove, the Star Wars
trilogy, Seven, and Orange County.
Shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fullmetal Alchemist, Criminal
Minds, Lost, Doctor Who.
Music: Strike Anywhere, Streetlight Manifesto, Flogging Molly,
Neutral Milk Hotel, Defiance Ohio.
Food: I just really like food.
The six things I could never do without
A full eight hours of sleep. Caffeine. Quiet "introvert recovery"
time. Food. Shelter. Validation.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Language, capitalism, critical pedagogy, whether or not I care if a
tree falls in the forest to begin with, poststructuralism,
misogyny, racism, queer stuff, and how all of those things fit
On a typical Friday night I am
Either spending time with close friends, out at a bar making
superficial friendships with strangers, or spending a night in
binge-watching Netflix with my cat.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I kind of like the way my hands smell.
You should message me if
You have attributes or do things that can be poetically but vaguely
described, and/or are interested in having interactions which can
also be poetically but vaguely described.