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My self-summary
My name's Erin. I just started working as a Special Education teacher for the DOE. It's not an easy job, and every day has its frustrations. But, I have some wonderful (and some not-so-wonderful) students who make me remember why I show up to work every day. I'm originally from a small town in Maryland, but I've been in Queens since starting college, and I finally just moved here permanently. The pace of life here is so much more my style.

I'm known for my love of all things English. When it rains, I wear my Union Jack wellies. I love to watch English TV, either on BBC America or online. It's been my dream to go to England for a very long time, especially to explore where my family comes from. My only problem is I'm an anglophile who doesn't like tea!

I've recently gotten into collecting vinyl, but not in a hipster way (I know, the first sign of being a hipster is denying you're a hipster, but trust me, I'm really not). It really is the best way to listen to music, assuming the record is clean. I don't know much about the value of albums or anything, but I love to wander through record shops in the Village to see what I can find. It's a wonderful way to pass a beautiful Saturday afternoon!

I'm drawn to things that make me laugh. I love a serious conversation as much as anyone, but a person who can make me genuinely laugh to the point where I can no longer breathe is a treasure.
What I’m doing with my life
Like I said before, I'm a Special Education teacher. I'm also in grad school. So basically, I'm always in a classroom.
I’m really good at
Using song lyrics in casual conversation; Turning ANY conversation into a Beatles conversation, and generally overwhelming people with Beatle-related information; Messing up anything technological; Being that person who calls people out on obvious grammar mistakes; Wasting time
The first things people usually notice about me
I tend to be pretty loud and chatty. I'm not necessarily the most outgoing person upon first meeting someone, but when I'm in a comfortable setting, I could talk for hours about just about anything (but I can listen, too!)

When it's cold outside, people tend to notice my moose hat (complete with antlers!)! What's life without a little whimsy?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm a lover of music; it's probably the most important thing to me. I listen to a pretty eclectic mix of things, but I'm also pretty old school (my friends are impressed when I know a song recorded after 1989). My true love is classic rock, and I'm kind of obsessed with The Beatles (Paul's my favorite member/human, "Rubber Soul" my favorite album). Few things please me as much as someone understanding my musical/lyrical references.

Books: I don't read that often, but I have been known to lose myself in a good book every now and then. I enjoy biographies/autobiographies the most. I like the way autobiographies, in particular, are narrated. They read like a story I would tell to somebody more than a novel does, which makes me feel like the author is talking to me; I like that. I recommend reading Eric Clapton's "Clapton".
Richard III and Hamlet
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
I'm always reading random and interesting articles online.
I'm supposed to be reading about educational theory....

TV Shows: Big Bang Theory; Friends; The Mighty Boosh; Never Mind the Buzzcocks; QI; Would I Lie to You?; Top Gear; Mad Men; Orange is the New Black; Gilmore Girls; White Collar; Family Ties; Boy Meets World

Movies: The Beatles' movies ( You get major points if you've seen them!); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; The Graduate; The "Vacation" movies; Music and Lyrics; Titanic; Mean Girls; Phenomenon

Food: Italian; Chinese; seafood; things with Old Bay on them (seriously though, try popcorn or French fries with Old Bay and tell me it wasn't a good idea); Chicken and Rice from the halal cart; good bagels and bialys; good pizza (and also kind of not-so-good pizza)
The six things I could never do without
1) Music
2) Indoor plumbing
3) Laughter
4) My glasses (I'm not COMPLETELY blind without them, but they do keep me from running into things)

I'm not sure there's anything else, outside of the obvious answers...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything! I'm a daydreamer and a worrier, so just about anything will cross my mind given the right circumstance. But here's a glimpse into my mind:
Punctuation marks must be so sad, given the terrible abuse they must suffer.
The President could probably solve a lot of problems if he took a ride on an empty F train for the whole line.
How it's possible that people don't list anything for music under the "favorites" section.
Whether all the guys on here who describe themselves as "easy-going", "laid-back", or "down-to-earth" are actually easy-going, laid-back, or down-to-earth.
On a typical Friday night I am
It really depends. I'm happy relaxing by myself, having a movie night with some friends, or going for an after-work bite and a drink. I typically try to keep out of the house on Friday nights these days because I am newly living alone. And the silence is killing me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a lot of weird fears... For one, I'm afraid of doors that don't fit properly in the frame. I've had plenty of terrible dreams where some crazy man breaks into my room because the door is too small in the frame for me to lock it!
You should message me if
If you're going to send me something a little bit more involved than "HI" or "I'd love to cut your hair" (Seriously, who sends that as a message?!?!)