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My self-summary
I always prefer hearing what other people have to say, rather than listening to myself talk, so this feels...awkward.

I moved here from Boston a few years ago for school (no, I don't have an accent, which I guess could be a pro or a con depending on your perspective), and I consider Philly my adopted home. Running along the Schuylkill and past boathouse row is my favorite part of the city, but the byo restaurant scene isn't too shabby either. Let's go for a run and then grab brunch!

I tend to be pretty sarcastic/self-deprecating, which some people don't seem to appreciate. I guess it's a lost art.

**I also seem to have a problem with inadvertently checking profiles multiple times, so...way to be an accidental stalker, Rebecca**
What I’m doing with my life
Social working. I work with high school students through a college access program that helps low-income, first-generation-to-college high school students get to and through college.
I’m really good at
Getting up early, quoting obscure sports facts (thanks SportsCenter), listening, remembering a face (and then awkwardly re-introducing myself to borderline strangers), at-home manicures, grammar, hugging. I take pride in that last one; a good hug is very important to me.
The first things people usually notice about me
Height, maybe? I haven't taken an official survey...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
To Kill a Mockingbird has always been a favorite. I'm currently (half-heartedly - it's been two years now...) attempting to read Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace; I'm about 500 pages in...only 500 more to go! Philip Roth, Ann Beattie, Toni Morrison, Michael Chabon and John Updike are some favorite authors.

What's up with Vonnegut? He's listed on about 90% of guys' profiles on here...

I love female R&B artists from the 90s...guilty pleasure? My ipod would feel right at home in the late 90s/early 2000s. I'm not sorry.

As far as food goes, I'm not much of a cook, but I know how to eat. Seriously though, I'd make an *awful* 50's housewife.

**Uodate: I think I've given up on Infinite Jest. I couldn't even tell you what it's about! I'm not proud.**
Six things I could never do without
- My best girl friends
- My running sneakers
- My cat-dog, Maisy. She greets me at the door, cuddles, plays fetch, and I love her. Am I sounding like a (crazy) cat lady yet? I've made peace with it...
- Lip balm
- Gchat
- I am inexplicably drawn to CVS. I average about 3-4 trips a week. I don't even know.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How messed up our education system is. The power of white privilege. What the next four years are going to look like...

And lots of "bad" reality tv.

I'm extremely well-rounded...?
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably grabbing dinner or drinks with friends. Tend to lay low on Friday evenings.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was once a "Missed Connection" on Craigslist, and I was borderline too proud of it.
You should message me if
- You're fun and funny
- You're smart, but don't take yourself too seriously
- You found any of the above intriguing...

P.S. Long fingernails on a man are an instant deal-breaker. You'd think this could go unsaid, and yet...
The two of us