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My self-summary
I laugh a lot. I think maybe sometimes people think I'm laughing at them, when the truth is probably that I'm laughing at how awkward a situation is, or because I'm thinking about that part in Fletch where Chevy Chase says "Don't talk to me like that ass-face, I don't work for you yet". It's the "yet" that kills me.

I always, without fail, choose the wrong line at the grocery store.

My favorite word is gloaming. I hate the word 'nonplussed', because it means exactly the opposite of what it sounds like. I like maps, and trivia, and books. I like things that come in sample sizes--even though I tend to feel guilt about the packaging. I don't like it when people pass on the right, or get upset when they have to pee outside.

My favorite state I've never been to is Maine. My favorite country I've never been to is Scotland. I eat cheese like it's my job.
What I’m doing with my life
I work at a non-profit organization, planning volunteer projects--which means on any given day I may be found counting googly eyes, pretending the garbage bag I'm wearing is a) a poncho, and b) keeping me dry, or using words like 'Snacktivities' and trying not to hate myself for it. I totally of love my job.

I was also recently accepted to graduate school. In August I'll start taking classes again for the first time since 2002. Are the kids still using highlighters? I love highlighters. If there is no highlighting in grad school, I might have to rethink this whole shebang. UPDATE: Hooray!
I’m really good at
Guessing what time it is, puns, and cross stitching.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I just ran into something
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Sparrow, The River Why, The Color Purple, The Handmaid's Tale, The Blind Assassin, apparently any book that starts with 'The', Jitterbug Perfume, High Fidelity, Middlesex, Outlander, To Kill A Mockingbird, Perfume, The Great Gatsby, Travels With Charley, Lolita...I am never not in the middle of at least one book.

Movies: When Harry Met Sally, American Beauty, Annie Hall, Amelie, Pillow Talk, White Christmas, The Last of the Mohicans, Rushmore, The Philadelphia Story, Die Hard, Almost Famous

Music: Gillian Welch, Radiohead, Sparklehorse, Dolly Parton, Otis Redding, William Elliot Whitmore, Neutral Milk Hotel, Billie Holiday, Rilo Kiley, Violent Femmes, Cat Power, Elliot Smith, Sigur Ros, The Judds
Six things I could never do without
my library card, jokes, a blue pen, cheese, question marks, naps
I spend a lot of time thinking about
cat feet, a garden I don't have, radiolab, Theodore Roosevelt
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm constantly judging books by their covers.
You should message me if
You laugh a lot and for a variety of reasons, you can fake a Scottish accent, or you can teach me how to can/preserve things. Or you just like beer.
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