I am new(ish) to Orlando and looking to expand my circle of friends, as well as find someone to date. I have come to the realization that i have lost the ability to meet people now that I am not in school and now that all of my co-workers are significantly older than me. :)
I would most definitely describe myself as a dorky person. I am probably your exact definition of the stereotypical young English professor. I wear too much plaid, argyle, and corduroy. Then I geek out over poetry, writing, and film on a daily basis while my students are probably rolling their eyes at my excitement.
I like to stay active, either with my body or my mind. Exploring parks, farmer markets, and different restaurants and bars are favorite pastimes of mine. However, I can also, and am perfectly content, be a homebody (aka hermit) who experiments with cooking new recipes, having adventurous cocktail nights, reading, and watching movies/marathoning TV shows.
Things that I enjoy doing (and would most likely enjoy doing with you):
--Finding the perfect whiskey sour
--...but really just settling for a pitcher of PBR or Rainer (does that even exist in Florida?!).
--Exploring used book stores.
--Cooking and experimenting with new recipes.
--Games of any sort: board games, video games (no shooting or sports games though), and card games.
--Going to the Zoo/Aquarium.
--Witty banter and sarcasm.
--TV show marathoning.
--Watching what will most likely be terrible B sci-fi/fantasy films.
--And the list goes on...just ask!
So, that is what I am doing with my life--I'm an English teacher at a community college. I couldn't imagine doing anything else as a career. I love it.
Also, other fun things like adventuring, exploring, eating tasty foods, and watching horrible (and not so terrible) movies.
Then probably the tattoos.
As for movies and shows, I am into things like 30 Rock (I'm kind of in love with Liz Lemon), Parks and Rec, Community, The NewsRoom, Girls, Game of Thrones Better off Ted, Arrested Development, and things of that sort. Basically, I enjoy my shows to have silly, yet relevant and somewhat clever humor to them. Guilty pleasures that aren't so guilty: True Blood, How I Met Your Mother, Chopped, and Grey's Anatomy (yep.).
I grew up with a strong love for punk and ska. While I don't listen to that genre quite as much these days, it has a special place in my heart and I always enjoy it. Right now, I listen to a lot more indie bands, folk, and instrumental-type bands. My current pandora stations are The Lumineers, Dustin O'Hollaran, Murder by Death, The Mars Volta, Explosions in the Sky, and Bon Iver.
A comfy bed
Coffee (I just wanted to reiterate its importance and my love for it)
I am looking for someone who has a career (or is actively pursuing it or attending graduate school for said career), doesn't need to be supported, and has her life (somewhat) put together. While I am looking for someone to eventually become serious with, I am in no rush to immediately settle down, but being in similar life-stages is important to me. I'd like to be able to travel and do things with my partner without money being the(major) thing holding us back.