eddo42
32Plymouth, United States
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My self-summary
I'm from Upper Michigan, but now live just outside Minneapolis (Plymouth, to be specific). I'm a fan of books, sports, movies, humor of all descriptions (smart humor especially), and the serial comma. I'm not really a fan of people being angry, using cell phones while driving, attempting to be persuasive about politics or religion, or any combination thereof.

I will respect your right to root for whatever team (or lack of team) you like, logical or not, as long as you respect my right to root for Detroit and Michigan Tech in all things. This basic reasoning also applies to political and religious affiliations.

I'm pretty practical about most things, but I have a sentimental streak a mile wide.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a technical writer for a software company in Medina. In the meantime, I try to navigate city life; Plymouth alone has about twice as many people as the entire county where I grew up.
I have also been known to chase a soccer ball or pull trivia answers out of thin air.
I’m really good at
...being organized, using good grammar (which comes in handy as a technical writer), retaining useless trivia (while forgetting useful things), getting excited about things many people are only vaguely aware of (say, curling), and knocking remote controls to the floor.
The first things people usually notice about me
...are totally unknown to me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books
I love reading most things that don't read like a textbook. All-time favorites include The Lord of the Rings, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Ender's Game, A Tale of Two Cities, Harry Potter and the Various Ruses and Diguises of Lord Voldemort Except for the One Where the Bad Guy Turned Out to Be a Good Guy, Sherlock Holmes, anything by Mark Twain, Where the Red Fern Grows.

Movies
Anything funny (particularly anything involving Mel Brooks and/or the Muppets) and/or romantic and/or good drama. Specific favorites include The Princess Bride, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Miracle, Juno, The Shawshank Redemption, V for Vendetta, and Catch Me If You Can. I'm not into horror or action films, but I like a good thriller (say, Red Eye or Inception) or something character-driven (like Good Will Hunting or 50/50). I was blown away by how deep Inside Out was.

TV
The Big Bang Theory, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, New Girl, 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, NOVA, Home Improvement, M*A*S*H, Castle, Sherlock, Red Wings hockey games, Team USA soccer games, World Cup, the Olympics.

Music
I generally gravitate toward mainstream classic or contemporary rock/pop... and Weird Al. (Although, depending on my mood, it might be almost anything except country and screaming-into-a-microphone.)

Food
Pizza, above all. Lasagna, Yooper pasties (no gravy), spaghetti, chicken, cinnamon toast, strawberry ice cream, chocolate chip cookies.
Six things I could never do without
In no particular order...
escapist entertainment (books, the Internet, TV, hockey, etc.),
sleep,
a car,
tasty edibles,
a place to decompress, and
time to decompress.

Wordplay is a close seventh.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How being "up for" something and being "down for" something both mean the same thing, and other such idiomatic oddities.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching hockey, probably. I might also be out for a walk, enjoying a book or a movie, or powering through a week's worth of Jeopardy! from the DVR.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I would love to be on Jeopardy! someday.
You should message me if
Any of the following apply:

Reading and learning are important to you.

You also like the Red Wings or curling (or you are at least willing to tolerate someone who does).

You actually read all the way down to here...?
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