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My self-summary
Is not something I am interested in putting here... I hope that isn't too detestable! On that note (since I must go on), I don't REALLY enjoy talking about myself... but I do love talking about my beautiful dog, Elsie!

I am active, happy, and functioning
What I’m doing with my life
After years of teaching British/Irish Literature to 18, 19, 20, and 21 year old students, I have recently accepted a position as Project Coordinator for a living/learning Honors program at the University of Maryland--it still involves a splash of teaching!
I’m really good at
Running, talking about football, thinking about football, debating, and reading. And if you can be good at walking a dog, I'm good at walking a dog.
The first things people usually notice about me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love everything in this category, so brace yourself: My favorite books are Tropic of Cancer, Dubliners, Ulysses, Pale Fire, Lolita, Tropic of Capricorn, The Dualstar Biography of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, The Sun Also Rises, Tender is the Night, War and Peace, Invitation to a Beheading, The Magic Mountain, The Symposium, Middlemarch, Waiting for Godot, Hamlet, Faust, every single thing David Foster Wallace ever wrote--but especially the titular essay from *A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, George Saunders...(I'm going to stop now though I could go on...)

Movies: There Will be Blood, Rushmore, Vertigo, The Man Who Knew Too Much (his second version), Life is Beautiful, It's a Wonderful Life (in the winter!), Bottlerocket, Eyes Wide Shut, Superbad, Magnolia, Muholland Drive, Life Aquatic, North by Northwest...

Music: JACK WHITE, The White Stripes, THE DEAD WEATHER, The Raconteurs, The Smiths, Elliott Smith, The National, Dave Matthews, U2, Morrissey, Wilco, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Death Cab for Cutie, Postal Service, Coldplay, Oasis, David Bowie, Angels and Airwaves, Flight of the Concords, Modest Mouse, Wolf Parade, Bright Eyes, blah blah blah...

Food: I am a Vegan (for ethical reasons, though the health benefits are a nice bonus) and quite an odd eater. That said I love trying to navigate my way around various eateries but if I had to say my favorite food it would sadly be cereal (SO good at every meal).
Six things I could never do without
My family, NFL Football, Literature, animals (specifically, my dog), a gym, the outdoors
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My future, books, how the Bengals can make it to the playoffs/why the Bengals will never win a playoff game, HBO, food, my family, missing my dog, if I would be better off without the internet, ESPN, if I am getting dumber as I age, running, how long I should run, the gym, life, what time I will fall asleep, memories, KASHI GO LEAN (I still don't understand how it is so good for you--so much fiber and protein!)
On a typical Friday night I am
Can I be honest? Watching Dateline.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is that I'm very comfortable being alone/require a lot of alone time, though I guess being on an online dating site sort of undermines this fact.
You should message me if
You're liberal-minded (I have to say, believing in gay rights is a big thing for me; I find it hard to imagine being compatible with someone who doesn't feel likewise), you don't mind someone with an NFL obsession (I'm not saying this to seem appealing; rather, it is one of my LEAST appealing attributes; the NFL season is upsetting for me and far too consuming), you want to make the world better, you like fitness and would be interested in chatting!
The two of us