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My self-summary
My 2 mascots have been Kewpies and Hoosiers (yikes!).
I love to play Liverpool Rummy with my family.
My favorite season is fall.
I love being outside, but I hate doing yard work alone.
My birthday is on Valentine's Day and I love it.
I always wanted a pet monkey when I was little (who didn't?).
I don't like gel toothpaste.
The scar on my face is from a Big Wheel accident when I was 5.
I used to be in a TV commercial for the Jenny Jones show.
I consider myself spiritual as opposed to religious, but God and I are tight.
I love languages but suck at learning them.
What I’m doing with my life
You can almost always find me doing something I love work-wise. I'm currently working at MU and helping to bridge Asian and American cultures through various programs. I've lived Chicago, China and am now settled in Columbia for a bit. It's my hometown, and admittedly a great place to grow up. I'm always searching for the next trip overseas, and I've been really involved in volunteering in Thailand recently.
I’m really good at
Finding humor in awkward situations. If you're feeling tense or uncomfortable, I'm the one who is almost always going to crack a joke. Sometimes it serves to lighten the mood, and sometimes my foot goes so far into my mouth I choke a little. But if there was no humor in this world, I'd have to go look for another world to live in.
The first things people usually notice about me
Tough one to answer.... Physically, it would probably be my hair. It's naturally curly/wavy, and now that I've let it grow long, I've had a lot of compliments. Personality-wise, I would guess that it's my desire to know people. I am interested in learning about people's similarities and differences, and that enhances my abilities to listen and pick up on people's non-verbal cues. Oh, yeah, and there's also my humor that people notice - especially when my foot enters my mouth.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have so many depending on the mood (in all categories). I don't tend to watch movies or read books over and over, but a few movies I will always love are Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Power of One and the Fire, Water and Earth series by Deepa Mehta. Books tend to affect me during different times in my life. I loved Red Dust, A Fortune Teller Told Me, and any words that Maya Angelou has ever written. A few great TV shows are Flight of the Conchords, No Reservations, and The Daily Show. I'm a classic rock girl at heart, but My iPod includes music from just about every genre - although I am not a huge fan of most opera or recent country. I do however, love Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson or Conway Twitty on occasion. Food? Hey, bring it on! I can enjoy any cuisine if prepared with love and an understanding of how flavors and textures work together.
Six things I could never do without
A car - did that while living in China and hated it!
A kitchen
Smell of fresh cut grass
Chemistry in a relationship
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to be a better person. I think it's important to recognize my own strengths but to always keep striving to be a better person.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends - love a night of dinner, drinks, conversation and laughter.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not a very private person. You wanna know what's up? I'll either tell you or you can read it on my face.
You should message me if
This profile piques your interest and if you are funny, open-minded, kind and respectful.
The two of us