(I'd like to take this time to preach: conversate is NOT a word, despite Beyonce's ubiquitous usage).
So I'm originally from NorCal and came down to SD to get away from everything (mainly the parents). Almost a decade later, I landed an awesome job at a high school teaching hoodrats Spanish and Government (I use that term affectionately), and now find myself a permanent resident of San Diego; I finally changed my voter registration to SD, so this shit got real.
I graduated from SDSU in three years. I got my BA in Political Science for the sole reason that I liked politics. Originally wanting go to work in campaigns, after I realized how dirty they were, I changed plans. I enrolled at SDSU again and got a credential in Social Science. As no one hires history teachers, I also added Spanish to my credential. And while I did speak it growing up (mom's side is from Guatemala), my Spanish is far from perfect. But now I'm a very marketable teacher.
I'm happily living in the real adult world, and have happily had my 'shit together' for years: car, my own place, and a job and an education. My next goals are learning how to become a better teacher and have a relationship (I realize the latter one is corny, but they've actually done studies that show similar brain responses for people in love and for people under the influence of heroin...there is a tangible reason for wanting it!...and I'm not about the drugs :p).
Random things about me: I'm extremely easy going, and I know a lot of random facts. Like did you know salicylic acid, a common
acne-fighting ingredient, is aspirin? Or that plants can have
fevers? You'll notice in everyday conversation that I pull from my
ADD memory bank. I love to learn and I'm a sponge for information. I can spend hours reading and click hyperlinks on Wikipedia.
And yes, I realize the username is ridiculous. But I've had it since seventh grade and I find it memorable. It also seems fitting to my dietary choices.
I'm a vegetarian. I do eat dairy products and eggs. I'm not
hard core healthy (I have a fetish for french fries), but I just
came to the realization that killing animals for meat wasn't nice
in 6th grade during the family Thanksgiving get-together. That went over REALLY well.
I am pretty far left politically. But I love having conversations
with all ends of the political spectrum. I hate Democrats and
Republicans equally. Lately I've actually been terribly
disenchanted with politics and have been reading socialist theory.
I keep up with the news and current events. I read a lot online and listen to NPR in the car. But the world just keeps sucking more and more, it seems. Imperialist wars, no money for people, budget cuts, foreclosures...sad stuff.
I have recently been trying to expand my social circle.
Between working 40 hours and napping (I have a problem, we can talk about this later), I have decided to make more of an effort to meet new people. And while dating would be nice, I am very open to making new friends and people to hang out with.
I have come to the conclusion that the only two places to meet
other gay guys is online or at a club. Not so into the latter. So
let's try this e-dating thing. At least it's free, right?