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My self-summary
A few of the contradictions that make me - well, me:

My friends say I can go from being Lady Mary to Uncle Buck in less than a sentence. I prefer the company of people who are classy/crass.

I prefer books to TV, but find myself inexorably drawn to TLC programming like "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." (If you can't stomach a 6-year-old snapping "dolla make me holla," then we might not work out.)

I laugh as easily as I cry, and my best conversations usually involve both.

I need lots of time outside near trees and water and stars, but I deplore - yes, deplore - camping.

I love very few things more than Sarah Silverman's abortion jokes, but singing in church is one of them. (Note: you don't need to feel this way about either one, but it's a pretty honest assessment of myself.)

I like being my contradictory self.
What I’m doing with my life
Working. Balancing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Everything Ian McEwan writes, but Atonement is at the top of the list. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. Three Junes. Anne Lamott and Kathleen Norris. The last book I read was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which I recommend, though I usually spend more time reading fiction than non.

TV: Here's what I tape - The Daily Show, Colbert, Modern Family, Parks and Rec, Downton Abbey, The Mindy Project, Game of Thrones. I usually wait for a rainy weekend to catch up on that.

Movies: The last *really* great movie I saw was Beasts of the Southern Wild, but I'm a fan of most genres (bromance, historical drama, quirky indie flicks, documentaries). I also try to keep up with most of the Oscar picks.

Music: Left to my own devices, I admit that I have terrible (almost purely Top 40) taste in music. And though the Avett Brothers (or whoever we're all supposed to be listening to now) is on my iPod, I am usually listening to Usher. I have friends with good taste in music, though, and they have taught me to love music like Bon Iver and The Civil Wars.

Food: I think food is delicious. I like a well-cooked steak, spaghetti and meatballs, fancy macaroni and cheese, Kraft Mac & Cheese and a great salad with bacon, avocados and blue cheese. I can make many of those dishes and enjoy doing it. All that being said, if I were on Death Row, my last meal would be peanut butter toast.

Podcasts: a lot of NPR (This American Life, Planet Money, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me...) and Dan Savage
Six things I could never do without
Music Choice channels
Faith + doubt
Rental cars
The newspaper on my front door
On a typical Friday night I am
Left to my own devices: red wine, movie, couch.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I recently learned that Twinkle, Twinkle and the ABCs share the same tune.

Also, I own a $65 pair of orthotic flipflops.
You should message me if
If you're kind and sarcastic, don't sleep in a twin bed or mattress on the floor, you love puns and you won't judge me for drinking Ensure in the mornings and clipping coupons.
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