33Dorchester Center, United States
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My self-summary
I am pretty much up for anything and laid back when it comes to making plans. My friends would say I have a good sense of humor and joke around, but I take my work very seriously. I am a bit of a beer geek and once it is nice out, everything gets made on the grill. I am the type that likes to chill on a lake in NH or around a campfire in sweats. But I can also pull it together when I need to. For the most part, I am independent, so I don't need someone who is going to follow me around like a puppy dog. Technology is not something that I am very up to date on.... this past summer I traded in my flip phone for an iPhone. And I only did that because my flip phone gave up on life. This is really vague; I don't like writing these.

Things I can't do:
watch horror movies
sleep when it's too hot
What I’m doing with my life
I am originally from Mass, but went to college in upstate New York. After a short teaching stint in Boston, I went to grad school for a master's in school counseling. Thinking I was going to change the world, I lived in Washington, DC for a little over a year, and did NOT actually end up changing the world (who knew?). So I moved back to Mass, got my feet back on the ground, and hit the pavement for employment as a school counselor. It's been a long road. But along the way, I have lived in a few different places and met some very cool people. I love where I work now, so I think it was all worth it.
I’m really good at
The more sophisticated answer would be cooking. I love to cook and can throw a mean dinner party.

The less sophisticated answer would be that I am really good at making awkward situations less awkward... or more awkward, depending on who you are. One time while on a job interview, part of the interview required me to observe a senior class. Right before the principal showed me to the class in progress, she warned me that the only senior class in session at that time was a sex ed class. I rode that wave out like the best of them... and only laughed once.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have really long eyelashes.

After a few conversations (ok I mean beers), I have an accent... although I don't think it's very bad.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Seinfeld, Arrested Development, Friday Night Lights, Dallas, West Wing, Scandal

Movies I like: Wet Hot American Summer, Old School, A League of Their Own, Dirty Dancing, Star Wars (the old ones), A Bronx Tale.... there are too many to pick just one. Movies I can quote from start to finish: Tommy Boy, Anchorman, The Sandlot

The Poisonwood Bible, The Kite Runner, The Help, Radical - I mostly read fiction, but have been getting into some non-fiction. If you catch me talking back to the book, then you know I'm really into it.

I like most types of music.... I like to fist pump to 80's rock, jam to phish, dispatch, oar, and allman bros. I can play tons of Beatles songs on the piano and I may or may not know the dance from the "Beat It" video by Michael Jackson.

I also love country music.

I mostly like Italian, seafood, Mexican, meat (any kind of meat), Thai, Greek, cheese.... love cheese. The only thing I don't eat is Indian... not really by choice though.
Six things I could never do without
1. friends
2. good food and beer
3. lap top
4. humor
5. my car
6. good conversation
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to make the world a better place for young people. Since that is a bit of a lofty goal, I will settle for just getting them into college and encouraging them to not do stupid sh*t. (I work in an urban high school.)

I like to know what I am having for dinner, even if it's 10:00am.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I love the Harry Potter books.
You should message me if
You are honest, comfortable with yourself and
enjoy a good beer. I am not looking for a stereotypical Bostonian in the rat race who has a mystical timeline he is following. It would also be nice if your neck was not wider than your head. I have a massive family, I vote for the person, not the party, and I work at a charter school. If you are cool with all of that and don't have a personality comparable to a pile of saw dust, then go for it.
The two of us