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Note: I just re-read my summary for the first time in a while and
decided it sounded way too generic and goofy. So, this is my
attempt to get a little more "real." It is a work in progress, but
aren't we all (barf!)....
Teacher. Bad joke-teller (in that I like to tell bad jokes,
especially puns). Wannabe psychologist. Bleeding heart. Some-time
ball of anxiety. Some-time mellow dude. Vinyl junkie. Friend to
children. Classroom nuisance. Family black sheep. TV-watcher.
Cooker and eater of Thai food. Some-time spoiler of movies, though
never intentionally! Night owl. Some-time over-sensitive. Some-time
recipient of world's tiniest violin accompaniment. Lover of
animals. Sweetheart. Lover of country roads and novice-level hikes.
What I’m doing with my life
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I work full-time as a special education paraprofessional in at a
high school in a program for high-functioning students on the
autism spectrum. Basically I shadow some really wonderful and
quirky special ed students in their regular ed classes and help
them keep up with their assignments and deal with any pressing
social or emotional problems they encounter during their school
day. It's a great job, but it's also my last stop before I finish
my special ed teacher's certification. Next year, with my
certification completed, I'm planning to work as a full-fledged
teacher special ed teacher, which is a prospect that both thrills
and terrifies me!
I’m really good at
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I think I'm fairly good at making people laugh and putting them at
ease/getting them to talk. People tend to tell me I seem very laid
back. I'm pretty into Thai cooking and I think I make a pretty good
green curry and a decent tom yum goong soup. More recently I think
I've been getting better at exerting pressure on students that they
need to consider "buying in" to idea that success in school is in
their best interests.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably that I smile a lot and know a lot of random facts. Also
that I have advanced facial hair-growing abilities.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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These change all the time, but perennial favorites include anything
by Peter Carey, Jonathan Lethem and China Mieville. Recently I've
been reading more sci-fi and fantasy – it can't always be "fine"
literature... Also, I read a fair amount of comic books and graphic
novels – especially anything written by Grant Morrison. Moviewise
it's really hard for me to pick all-time favorites, but over the
past few years I really liked Hanna, Django Unchained, Moonrise
Kingdom, The Master, End of the World and Dark Horse. I also really
like Anchor Man, Talladega Night, Step Brothers, etc. and superhero
movies. My taste in music is pretty eclectic. Recently I've been
listening a lot to indie garage rock acts like Ty Segall and Mikal
Cronin, but I'll always have a soft spot for my two favorite "arty"
bands, Okkervil River and Sunset Rubdown and have an abiding
interest in 70s British folk. I love Korean, Thai and soul food,
but really just like food in general.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My friends. My family. Time to decompress after work. Barbecues in
friends' backyards. Good books, movies and music. Human kindness in
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My future. What school I'll end up working at. When I'll find the
time and money to visit my friends in New York.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hanging out at a friend's place or at a bar.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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For a while now I've had to ignore friend requests from my students
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