Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
This seems very silly/feels very awkward. I am supposed to
"summarize" myself in a little text box. Shall I be witty?
Charming? Enticing? Sexy?
How about just being me, and letting the details evolve if you care
to get to know me. I could list a bunch of adjectives that, while
I'm new to this, I imagine become fairly cookie cutter and
meaningless: I'm honest, shy until you get to know me, sweet and
affectionate, driven, professional, blah, blah, blah...but that
means nothing until you judge for yourself.
I will say that I recently received the best compliment I have ever
heard: "You are the most self-aware person I know." The fact that
this is more complimentary to me than almost any other cheesy thing
someone could say, is fairly telling I think.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I teach. I write. I read. I parent. I mentor. I laugh. I make
mistakes. I learn from them.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cliche as it sounds, making people laugh. I was only recently made
aware that people think I am really funny; I'm a bit concerned that
they are laughing at, rather than with me, but anything that brings
a little light to peoples lives is ok by me.
I'm also pretty adept at thinking, analyzing, which unfortunately
turns sometimes to over-thinking, over-analyzing, but I suppose
that is slightly better than marching through life blindly.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Um...my hair is crazy and curly and long and I rarely straighten it
so that's pretty noticeable. Perhaps my smirky smile that suggests
shyness and innocence to the untrained eye, but something a little
more devious for those willing to dig deeper : )
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I devour them. I could fill pages and pages with my favorite
titles--instead I will just list what I'm reading currently, the
genres I like, and maybe my top five books of all time...
Currently reading: Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David
Foster Wallace, I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
I tend to favor realistic fiction over fantasy/sci-fi but I have
recently taking a liking to some dystopian literature. I also enjoy
non-fiction, especially the sort that begs me to change my
perspective on something important, or challenges rigid
Top books: The Handmaid's Tale, Native Son, Grapes of Wrath, The
Power of One, and Invisible Man.
Movies: Love 'em. Things that make me laugh, things that make me
think, things that make me make fun of myself for being so darn
Shows: I don't watch much T.V. I am enjoying Orange is the New
Black and House of Cards on Netflix currently.
Music: Yes. ( Not the band Yes, just yes, give me music of all
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My son, books, conversation, laughter, lovin', learnin'
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Everything...all I do is think! But at this very second, I am
thinking about how to convince my students that writing is fun, why
more men don't think sitting around in our undies and watching
football and drinking brewski is a fun date idea, and why
Tallahassee is so far away.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Depends on whether or not I received a slurry of essays that week:
either grading, or finding friends to have a beer and chat with.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm not particularly private. If you are worth telling anything to,
I will likely tell you anything.
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