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My self-summary
Compassionate, articulate, hilarious. These are some adjectives used to describe me when overhearing people's conversations. At least I'm pretty sure they are talking about me. I mean, why wouldn't they be? Think Gatsby without the confidence issues. Captain Ahab, but with better harpooning skills. James Bond with a better taste in whiskey. Romeo without the crazy ass family and suicidal tendencies. George Clooney but without the.....wait, he's perfect.

I think my most important character trait, however, is my humility and down-to-earthedness. Yep, that's a word now. I'm like Merriam-Webster but with a better vocabulary.

Ok. That's enough of that. Hi! I'm Chris. Wait, you know that already? Oh right, because my terrible profile name gives it away. I could pay to change it, but really OK Cupid? Really?

So how do I describe myself in a nutshell? It puts me in a tight spot for sure. Haha! Bad joke 1 of 3 in this profile.
What I’m doing with my life
I teach high school social studies special education. Try saying that 5 times fast. Seriously though, I love this job.
I’m really good at
I'm sort of like a general studies major - I have a lot of interests and hobbies, but I'm not really all that good at any of them. I guess I'm pretty good at singing 80's karaoke (if you can be good at something like that). Also, balancing a dime on its edge.
The first things people usually notice about me
When I'm standing around outside, people always tell me that I'm outstanding...

(see what I did there? #2)

in all seriousness though, I feel like my lack of face tattoos is almost always mentioned.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A wiser man than myself once said, "The one good thing about music - when it hits you, you feel no pain." Couldn't agree more. I appreciate all types/styles of music. I am always looking for a new genre/artist/album/song to fall in love with. I'm totally digging Fitz and The Tantrums right now and will never give up my love for Led Zeppelin regardless of how creepy Robert Plant looks. The Hold Steady, J Roddy Walston, ZZ Ward, and Frank Turner are rocking my socks off right now as well.

I just got cable after living in the dark for the last four years, so I'm catching up. I can't make an informed decision on favorite shows until I've watched the classics that I've missed. I feel like anything HBO and AMC has to offer is going to make the list.

I'm a history can bet that I'm going to be nosediving into a nonfiction book. The two I'm currently working on (besides textbooks) include an account of imperialism in the Congo and a biography of Winston Churchill. You know, just some light reading before bedtime. I do want to re-read the whole Goosebumps series at some point though. That stuff was great.
Six things I could never do without
are family, friends, live music, online bill pay, and opposable thumbs (both of them).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how people think. It's kinda my job. Though by people I mean adolescents - and yes, this does frighten me at times.

Also, time travel. I'm not kidding. It fascinates me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Open to anything. Except getting a face tattoo. I like that unique aspect about my physical appearance. Oh and that's the night I provide my orchid with three ice cubes so it can live. Yep, I have an orchid. Working up to the day when I can raise a philodendron. Baby steps.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I may or may not love the song "Total Eclipse of the Heart."
You should message me if
You can appreciate the following Q&A:

Q: What did the fish say when he/she ran into the wall?

A: Damn

Also, if you appreciate the grammatically correct and gender conscious usage of "he/she" in the above passage.

Lastly, if you have a band or song you can't get enough of, please pass it along.
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