I am enthuisiastic, amused, and inquisitive
Now I'm teaching German and occasionally History to high school students in Galesburg. I am also starting a master's program. I run a German exchange program, coach Scholastic Bowl, help with marching band, and am the German Club sponsor.
I'm looking for a team to join for soccer, basketball, a racquetball partner, or anything to keep me active. I'd really like to learn lacrosse, or fencing or something like that just to keep moving. Ice skating is fun too, but I am not ready to do ice hockey.
I'd do some dancing to if it is planned out. I have done a bit of swing, but prefer the structured nature of Austrian folk dancing. Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything that approximated it in Tucson, but perhaps my chances are better now. but I still haven't really found this.
I guess I am also good at being friendly and outgoing, but I need some common connection like work or a hobby to do that.
This is where I should mention that I am excellent at Clue and have not been defeated since I was about 12. (I do not play often anymore though). I am fairly good at card and board games to, but I despise Candy Land because it's entirely random makes me lose my advantage.
Unfortunately, my gaming skills do not extend to video games like Bond where I am hopeless.
The movies I like tend to make you think like the Shawshank Redemption or Minority Report, but I also like some good German movies like Goodbye Lenin and The Lives of Others.
As far as TV I watched through How I Met Your Mother and really like Big Bang Theory. I will sometimes put on some Cutthroat Kitchen or other show in the background.
Generally I listen to rock or pop music. I enjoy Barenaked Ladies and U2, but I listen to a lot of German music at work primarily modern music, but definitely older music as well.
Food is important so a nice gyro, or bratwurst really hits the spot. Also I miss schnitzel tremendously. Plus I miss having people to drink good beers and wines (not the really expensive ones) with and am always on the lookout for someone who likes to try new beers or wines.
Message me too if you want to show me around Peoria or the Quad cities or want a new teammate or racquetball partner.
And if you ever wore ninja turtle pajamas, or something more ridiculous you should send a message immediately.