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My self-summary
This is me...happy and absolutely in love with life. I’m rarely content to just stand still; if no opportunities for adventure present themselves, I make my own. I love to travel, and there is much of the world left for me to see. I started out as a Shakespearean actress, but have found that teaching the Bard’s work to university students is much more my forte. I’ve been a writer since before I could actually write and I'm always searching for the next great story in my life. Others can keep their big houses, fancy cars and collection of status symbols...in my opinion, the person with the most/best stories wins.

While I’m absurdly over-educated, I’m also rather badass. Brains are incredibly sexy, and it would be great if you agree. I wear black leather boots and have six tattoos. I can recite the entire play “Macbeth” from memory and I kick butt in Bioshock and Dragon Age. I’ve come in first in several poker tournaments. I read Jane Austen and I think Shakespeare’s dirty jokes are hilarious. My students think I’m either the coolest prof ever or the biggest dork they’ve ever met—or maybe both. Either way, I’m good. I think Eddie Izzard is the most hilarious man on the planet, though Daffy Duck is always guaranteed to get a laugh from me. I love, love, LOVE to laugh. Laughter is mandatory. I love beauty; I love poignant moments. I love an unexpected brush of fingers against my cheek. I love comfortable silences and loud, rousing debates. And while I believe that there is much to say for enjoying the simple pleasures, life is extraordinary—and I’m looking for someone extraordinary to share it with.

So. Who is that guy? I don’t know yet...I would never say I have a "type", because that mindset is terribly limiting. I will say, however, that I tend to connect well with men who are happy and independent, smart and clever, funny and sardonic with a rapier wit. I like men who make me laugh, who are kind, yet have a wicked streak that lends itself to witty banter. I enjoy the company of men who are smart...such men are sexy as hell. I'm impressed by a guy who says, “Absolutely!” if I suggest a weekend in Puerto Rico--and then follows through with it. I like a man who challenges me to challenge myself. But perhaps the thing that I appreciate most is when a man accepts me just as I am.

So what am I? Here are a few clues that might help. I'm completely non-religious, but I understand people's need for faith. However, I have absolutely no need for religion in my own life. I tend towards the logical and rational, but seek a good balance with sentiment and emotion. I'm somewhat left of liberal, and I tend to butt heads with people who subscribe to ultra-conservative values and ideals. I don't ever want to live without pets, and I am not resistant to change. I smile often and have an infectious laugh. I think most people really enjoy being around me.

Look...I'm not searching for the perfect man. I'm just looking for a man whose flaws are compatible with my own. I'm not looking for someone to lean on; I don't need to be "rescued" or "saved". I'm not seeking Prince Charming or a knight in shining armor. I'm looking for a partner, and I haven't given up on finding him yet. Think you might fit the bill...? Drop me a line and let’s talk.
What I’m doing with my life
Teaching, writing, traveling, exploring. Laughing. Connecting. Living!
I’m really good at
Punning. I'm a punny punster. I'm also a fairly decent writer and a really good teacher. I have written two fantasy novels that have been published, and I'm working on two more.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm really tall, and the the cowboy boots usually attract some attention.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anything by Jasper Fforde, Jane Austen, China Mieville, Connie Willis, Shakespeare, Phil Foglio, Alan Moore.
Movies: Car chases and explosions are fun! Also fond of Harry Potter, LOTRs, Disney cartoons, How to Train Your Dragon.
Shows: Sherlock, Eureka, CSI-NY, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Castle, Bones.
Music: Pretty much anything but country!
Food: I'm an adventurous eater--I'm happy to try just about anything.
Six things I could never do without
1. Friends/Family
2. Stories
3. Pets
4. Iced coffee
5. Laughter
6. Travel
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Nonexistent characters and how to get them to do what I want them to do. How to get my students to do what I want them to do. Being with someone where this isn't an issue in the first place. :)
On a typical Friday night I am
Writing, out with friends, talking to friends on Facebook, at the movies.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have four kidneys.

...No, really.
You should message me if
you like what you read here. :)
The two of us