34 Gastonia, NC
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My self-summary
I'm pretty much a normal(-ish) person. I'm not too crazy. I'm usually pretty serious; I work hard and play hard. I like to have fun, too.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a teacher. I teach high school English.
I teach SAT classes sometimes, too.
I run 3-6 days a week.
I'm part of a board game group, a role playing group, and a writing group. These take up most of my weeknights.
I also recently wrote a novel and am trying to work on revising/editing/eventual publishing.
I’m really good at
I'm good at bringing out the best in people, at seeing the positive in most situations, at solving problems and getting organized, and at writing long but grammatically correct sentences. I'm good at board games and video games, too. Woot!
I am not so good at it, but I really enjoy rock climbing and would love to find a regular partner.
The first things people usually notice about me
Eyes... I have pretty blue eyes. And a great smile. I smile often and easily. Not to mention my sweet personality.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
a) I love reading. That's why I'm an English teacher. I mostly enjoy contemporary literature, but I like a wide variety of books. I have a few all time favorites, including (but not limited to) The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart, Anansi Boys and Stardust by Neil Gaiman, The Town That Forgot How to Breathe by Kenneth J. Harvey, Q&A by Vikas Swarup, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, The Life of Pi by Yann Martel, and the series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. And anything by Dan Brown (although I was disappointed by Inferno). Currently reading: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

b) In general, I enjoy a wide variety of genres--comedy, horror, musical, martial arts, and suspense. Some all-time favorites are Slumdog Millionaire and the Saw series. Most recent movie I saw in theaters: Pitch Perfect 2 (don't judge me).

c) I like a variety of music, and I love concerts! My current favorite is Fall Out Boy. Most recent concert: Dashboard Confessional and Third Eye Blind. Looking forward to Boys of Zummer in July.

d) I like most foods except seafood. I love spicy foods, especially Indian and Thai.

e) TV: Recently cut my cable. Am still obsessed with American Horror Story and The Walking Dead. Also enjoy watching anime on Netflix. Currently watching: The Irregular at Magic High School.

f) Video Games: Any RPGs. I grew up on Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior games. I love games like Skyrim and Dragon Age. Currently playing: Final Fantasy Type-0.

g) Board Games: One of the highlights of my week is going to a local tabletop and RPG group. Some of my favorite games include Dominant Species, Battlestar Gallactica, and Dead of Winter.
The six things I could never do without
1. a positive outlook
2. a gym membership
3. a credit card
4. my iPhone
5. the internet
6. a source of entertainment
I spend a lot of time thinking about
whatever is on my mind at the moment. I think a lot. About pretty much everything. I tend to overanalyze.
On a typical Friday night I am
somewhere. There is no such thing as "typical" with me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a tendency to be passive. I've been actively working at being more assertive.

Oh, and my name. I'm Jesse.
You should message me if
you are an intelligent and interesting person who would like to talk to a like-minded individual.