I'm originally from Illinois, so yes I'm a Bears / Cubs fan, which has proven to be a bit of a challenge up here :) I went to undergrad at Notre Dame, so I'm a bit of an Irish football fanatic as well. (I really like going to all sorts of games - be it UW Hockey, Madison Mallards games, Brewers games, etc.) After undergrad I spent a year in Germany teaching English, and since then I've been in Madison at UW. It's been a little over four years now, and since arriving I've gotten my Master's and now have ABD status as of last spring...I've loved living here and exploring all that Madison has to offer, and wouldn't mind finding some new spots!
I'm giving the online-dating world a try, largely because grad school hasn't proven to be a great dating scene - surprising, I know! I'm hoping to meet some new people and hopefully find someone that I can build a relationship with - not looking to rush into anything too quickly, but certainly not looking for any flings.
Guilty pleasures: the new Star Trek movies, singing along to the Darkness in the car (yes, you know them - remember 'I believe in a thing called love'? yep.), taking the long route home because I LOVE driving, vodka martini and a steak (when I'm feeling fancy), anything involving the Muppets