I am a big talker, and a big listener.
My car is named after a character in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.
My "Personality" tab on here is pretty on the nose. I'm not overly wholesome or energetic but I'm quite artsy, liberal & literary.
I find it really difficult to put on a smile for photos, as I'm sure you can see for yourself. I'm not a sourpuss in real life, I swear. Okay, only like 38% of the time.
Now I have my Master's! I work in education: I work in the the special education department at a public high school. Don't ask me about it, I'll talk your ear off.
Dogs and cats generally think I'm awesome.
I give killer back and head scratches.
I'm usually pretty well informed about the day's news.
I'll proofread the shit out of your term paper/resume/novella.
I watch a lot of Jeopardy, some nights I'm downright impressive.
Red lipstick. Purple lipstick. Black lipstick.
Blue nail polish. Green nail polish. Black nail polish.
My best friend from college recently told me I'm "one of the most distinct looking fuckers (she's) ever met", so there's that, I guess.
Currently watching - The Night Of, Shameless, Boardwalk Empire
The Given Day/Live By Night/World Gone By/Mystic River/Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Oryx and Crake/The Year of the Flood/MaddAddam/The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Harry Potter and the... by J.K. Rowling
Popular Crime by Bill James
11/22/1963 by Stephen King
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett
The Virgin Suicides/Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Biographies - Marilyn Monroe, JFK, Charles Manson...
It's a Wonderful Life
I Love You, Phillip Morris
Midnight in Paris
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
In & Out
Six Feet Under
Death Cab for Cutie
The Beach Boys
Twenty One Pilots
pop-punk & ska from when I was in high school (early 00's)
anything on the hip-hop throwback radio station
really good pasta
vegetables: cucumber, tomato*, zucchini, mushroom, eggplant, etc.
*yes, I know.
2. dogs, as a species
4. a comfortable, well made bed -- NO fucking top sheet.
5. the internet
6. a really great book
Note: I've had this profile (off and on) for years and this list has never changed. It's a pretty legitimate approximation of what I rely on for comfort and calm.
What life would have been like had I had the misfortune to be born in a time before the advent of modern optometry - without corrective eyewear, I'm a real worthless piece of shit.
Also - sonder: noun. "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk."
If I sing, or talk to my cats in a silly voice in front of you, it means I feel comfortable with you around. If I act out songs from Disney movies in front of you, you're really in.
You're an eloquent wordsmith.
You want me to smoke you up, feed you, and read to you.
You want a book recommendation!
Don't just say "hi".