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My self-summary
I am a realistic pessimist and a romantic, which basically means that although I don't think this will work, I really hope it does.
I am reserved, but if I am comfortable with a person, I don't have a problem opening up and showing them my quirks. I absolutely love art: music, literature, film, etc. I am athletic; I played soccer and ran track in college, and I still run and play soccer every week.
I love live music! I have been known to drive a few hundred miles to see a great band. Some bands I have recently seen include Florence + the Machine, Joshua Radin, Patty Griffin, Missy Higgins, Coldplay.
I like to think that I am spontaneous and open to having adventures. For instance, if asked to run around in a rain storm, I would probably answer, "Yes?" Or, if asked to drive a few hundred miles away for some legendary Bar-B-Q, I would probably think for a bit and then say, "Let's go!"
What I’m doing with my life
I am working toward my career goal, which is becoming an English professor. I really love teaching English and working with students on their writing; I can really see myself doing that for the rest of my life.
I am also passionate about humanitarian mission work. I have done relief work in Haiti, Belize, New Orleans, Swaziland, and Juarez, Mexico. I see myself doing this type of work in the future.
I am also finding ways to be involved in music. I recently played drums on my sister's album. I play drums and guitar in church.
I also play a ridiculous amount of soccer every week.
I’m really good at
Drumming- I've been playing since I was 11.
Teaching- I am passionate about teaching, especially teaching English.
Making my sisters laugh- I love it and I try to do it as much as I can.
Predicting when movies will be real stinkers
Making mix CDs- give me a theme, a moment, a season, and I will make the perfect mix.
The first things people usually notice about me
People usually think I am about to cry because of the way my face settles when I am thinking about something. Thus, I am often initially confronted with the question, "Are you okay?" To which I reply, "'s just my face."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Les Miserables; My Antonia; Mary Barton; Tender Buttons; Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility (Austen); Shakespeare's sonnets and plays: Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Merchant of Venice; August: Osage County; Wuthering Heights; Twentieth Century Poetry and the Visual Arts; Mrs. Dalloway. I also study poetry; some of my favorite writers include Stein, Marianne Moore, Keats, Yeats, Wallace Stevens, Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams, Louis Gluck, and Langston Hughes.

The Sound of Music, Babel, Almost Famous, Once, Romeo + Juliet, The Shop Around the Corner, Amelie, A Very Long Engagement, Shakespeare in Love, Juno, Stranger Than Fiction, Quarterback Princess, Garden State

I love Portlandia "Whose dog is this? The one with the lips that are falling off"
I love shows that involve music- So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol (sometimes), Dancing with the Stars.
All time favorite shows include American Dreams, the Wonder Years, the OC, Homeland, and Downton Abbey.

Acoustic Soul- Damien Rice, Ray LaMontagne, Patty Griffin, Alexi Murdoch, David Gray, Nick Drake, Swell Season, Katie Herzig, Joshua Radin, Ed Sheeran, Missy Higgins.
Oldies- Motown: Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, the Four Tops. Girl groups: the Supremes, the Ronettes, the Shirelles. British groups: Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Fleetwood Mac.
I love Florence + the Machine, Coldplay, Keane, Sarah McLachlan, Cat Stevens, Ingrid Michaelson, Joni Mitchell, Paramore.

I love Kobe beef, green tea ice cream, CPK, smoothies, chai lattes, and cupcakes (every now and then)
The six things I could never do without
A goal or a dream
My dachshund
Art- music, literature, film, visual art
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Things that I need to get done or check off my list. Before I fall asleep, these checklists seem to scroll through my head.
On a typical Friday night I am
I play soccer on Friday nights, but if I don't have a game then you can probably find me at a new indie movie or a concert or just relaxing at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I write my own music, but I am super shy about it. I don't really envision playing it in front of people; I just love doing it as a creative outlet.
You should message me if are wholesome, trustworthy, and fun.

I am shy and this online dating thing is way outside my comfort zone, but I strongly believe in love and I know that I have the capacity to love with my whole heart: fearlessly, fervently, and forever.