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My self-summary
I'm fairly certain it's time for a profile overhaul (some day, eventually, I swear). Nevertheless, the info below is not terribly inaccurate. I may just be surging for a change. The biggest thing I want to alter on here is to clarify that I am looking primarily for friends at the moment. If more should come of that, then dandy, but friends are a thing I lack in my current geographical location. I seek to change that.

I am generally a cheerful person and would consider myself to be very social (though I may take a bit to warm up at first). If I had to stereotype myself, I would be torn between the generalities of “nerd” and “hippie,” and would probably end up combining the two into a “nerpie.” My sense of humor may be considered crude, but I think I really just tell things they way they are, and don't leave out the details most people are afraid to say. Gross things fascinate me. (On a similar note, I'm really good at burping.)

I enjoy making food and eating food, and somehow manage to be adventurous and picky at the same time. I want to travel as much as possible and learn as much as possible. I love to crochet, sew, and make anything from scratch that I can. I like to dance, particularly swing and tango, even though I'm not all that impressive at either - it's just fun.

I’m not really sure what I am looking for here, so if I'm confusing you have my apologies. What I do know, is that I am neither looking for a one night stand nor someone to marry. I like moderation.

I don't know how OKC decided I have bad manners, but their computers must be magical, because they are probably correct, (though they may be overestimating the severity of my poor behavior). Also, the answers to some of my questions are probably out of date, but I'm too lazy to fix them.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently, I am working on my M.S.Ed. so that I can teach high school English.

I am student teaching and I love it.

I am ABSURDLY busy between taking classes, teaching classes, and all the things associated with each of those. I typically leave my house at 6:30am and return around 8pm, at which point I have to start homework. As a result I have nearly given up sleeping, eating, and being a human being.

Fortunately, I graduate in May, so I'll probably survive.
I’m really good at
-English-ey things (knowing them, more than practicing them)
-Nerding out
-Being indecisive
-Convincing myself I have horrible diseases
The first things people usually notice about me
Here is my list of guesses:

-Crazy clothes (I don't limit my costume wearing to Halloween. Also, I love long swooshy skirts, which are slightly out of the norm.)
-Hair (I've been henna-ing it lately, which gives it a red tinge. I know I always stare at red/reddish hair, maybe other people do too?)
-Chest (It's a very...present...part of me.)
-Height (Usually only old and/or short people comment on this, but I guess I'm on the taller side.)
-Accent (Well I think I sound normal, but people frequently ask me if I'm from Canada. I am not. I did grow up less than a half hour from the border, though.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: Kevin Brockmeier, Suzanne Collins, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Pollan, Phillip Pullman, J.K. Rowling, Scott Westerfeld, George R.R. Martin, Alice Munro, and certainly more who I have yet to read!

Movies: Miyazaki films. Other than that, movies rarely make a lasting impression on me, no matter how much I may like them. I feel as though to call something a "favorite" there must be some sort of connection that is deeper than that which I feel for any film other than a few of Miyazaki's. I'm much more one for television series'.

Television: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Cowboy Bebop, Firefly, The Walking Dead, A Game of Thrones

Music: The Arcade Fire, The Dresden Dolls, Lady Gaga, Linkin Park, Mates of State, Metric, Muse, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Food: Peanut butter. If you're allergic to it there's a good chance I'd accidentally kill you. Accidentally.

Other: Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, Hyperbole and a Half
Six things I could never do without
After eliminating the things I ACTUALLY could never do without (air, water, etc.), I came up with this much more interesting list of things I would be the most unhappy living without:

The sense of touch
The internet
Something to look forward to
Minor things to complain about
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-Hypothetical situations
-Things I wish I had the guts to say
-Food I can make
-Food I can eat, but not make
-Crafts I can make
On a typical Friday night I am
Lately, doing school work.
Ideally, somewhere with friends.
Less ideally, but still better than work, watching some good television and working on a craft. Or reading (for funzies, not for school).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I was a kid, I couldn't tell peoples' faces apart (I identified people by coloring, clothing, build, hair, movement, etc.). I just recently learned this is an actual thing (and not just me sucking), and now I feel comfortable admitting that I still occasionally have trouble with faces I'm not super familiar with. Usually I can identify facial features now, though. Yay!

I really love teen fiction.
I think I want a kid some day in the really distant future. Eww.
I'm super neurotic (I try not to be).
You should message me if
-You would like to be friends and you live in the Philadelphia area (No offense potential long-distance friends; I am simply full up on friends I never get to see.)
-You tend toward the left when it comes to politics
-You enjoy nerdy things
-You enjoy being outside
-You want to watch Buffy and/or paint your nails with me

-You DON'T plan on opening with "hey baby," "sup, cutie" or any variation thereof
-You have more to say than "Hi, what's up?" Seriously, I'm too awkward to figure out where to take a conversation from there.
The two of us