Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am finally updating my profile.
I graduated with my A.S. with a pre-Nursing focus. After three
years of trying to make it into a Nursing program with no luck, I
am pondering my next move. Nursing would have been great, but there
are other options out there. Just have to figure out which one to
I'm unemployed thanks to layoffs. Well, technically I'm
under-employed as there's no guaranteed schedule for substitute
teachers. Sometimes I get two days in a week, but more often I'm
happy to get two days a month. So I do a lot of odd jobs to make
extra money when I can, and job hunt the rest of the time. I've not
had a lot of luck over the last 2 1/2 years, but I stick with my
subbing and a few side jobs and stay busy.
I'm busy, yet I still try to make time for friends and
I check email often so I can catch up with people I know and am
trying to get to know better.
I enjoy being around friends, and I am also perfectly happy being
I have a sense of humor and I indulge in it often. I make no
promises about whether my sense of humor is good or rotten. It
seems to vary.
I'm a nice guy, but since my time is often stretched thin people
frequently think I've forgotten about them. This bothers me.
I list my body type as a little extra, but I'll easily admit I'm
out of shape, which I hate. However, severely injuring one knee and
then seriously injuring the other the following year means I've not
been able to stay active. I'm trying to get back to being active
daily again, but my knees will never be the same, so I have to take
recovery slowly. This frustrates me.
I'm a hell of a lot more than these sentences can describe. But
this is a start.
I am busy, compassionate, and paradoxical
What I’m doing with my life
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Working as a substitute teacher when I can, and working part time
in a friend's store. Sadly, my workweek tends to be Friday-Sunday,
but such is life. I'm happy to have the job, and I'm still trying
to pick up side jobs too. I'm hoping to self-publish my first novel
soon, and I'm working on other stories too. We'll see what happens,
but it's a fun outlet for me. I enjoy reading and being creative
(with writing or projects) plus relaxing when I get the chance, and
I generally stay moderately busy. C'est la vie. Often I catch a
break and have serious time to relax and do not much with, and
those times I spend time with friends and/or making new friends. I
enjoy building relationships with people of whatever kind.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Trying to solve problems. Trying to help my friends when they need
help. Much more than this.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I dunno. No one seems to tell me what they notice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
How much space do I have here?
A) Books: Current listing of authors/books that changes frequently
includes Terry Pratchett, Mark Twain, Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's
Guide ended after the third, maybe the fourth book. There is no
book five.) Zane Grey and Arthur Conan Doyle. Addendum: James
Thurber, Theodore Geisel, Dick Francis, Agatha Christie, Erle
Stanley Gardner. Further addendum: Rex Stout, Issac Asimov.
B) Princess Bride, Much Ado About Nothing, Big Trouble in Little
China, Thin Man movies, The Pacifier, Titus episodes, Young Ones
episodes and Family Guy episodes. Except for the first two in this
listing, they change with my moods.
C) Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Pink Floyd, Sex Pistols, Bach, Queen,
the Sounds, David Bowie, Blondie, Louis Armstrong, and a whole lot
D) Chicken is good. Italian is good too. Dieting means more of the
first and less of the second though. :-p
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My dog was originally number 1, but he died at 16 1/2 years old.
:-\ Sometimes I think that I'm pretty much done with pets. Can't
replace the best pup ever.
Okay, 6 things, with reasoning:
2) My friends. Should be obvious why. :-)
3) My computer. That makes me twitch sometimes, but it's a great
tool for writing stories and keeping in touch. That said, when I go
camping and go without the computer, I'm just as happy.
4) Sunlight. I enjoy light way too much. Doesn't matter if it's
coming through clouds or being reflected off the moon.
5) A feeling of progress. I want to do and be more and better.
Feeling like I'm making progress is a great thing.
6) Some stability amidst the changes. I don't so much mind
traversing the seas of eternal changes in life so long as I have
something to take my bearings from.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Environmentalism. How much I'd rather be in the mountains than
working. Whether or not I should go back to college again, and what
to do if I do go back. My future. Occasionally my past. And more
often than not my friends.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working, then either hanging out with friends at someone's house or
relaxing alone. It varies.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Hm. Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' makes me tear up? Such a
magnificent piece of music.
I think armpit hair is disgusting. Therefore I shave my own pits
too. I try not to be too hypocritical. :-p
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