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My self-summary
I'm a college graduate with a B.A. in Psychology and some Masters coursework in Counseling. I worked overnights for a decade and am adjusting back to a normal daily schedule. I also moved to Madison at the start of the Summer and am still establishing myself and getting settled in the area.

I feel like my username kind of makes me sound younger than I am, but I can't change it and would rather not start an account from scratch. In my defense, I was much younger when I set up the account with the intent to take online quizzes. I guess it still describes me, as I am a short guy named Joe.

I always find it difficult to describe myself. I don't want to sound too full-of-myself, but I want to do myself justice at the same time. It's one of those things where I think it's easiest for people to get to know me by spending time with me.

I like to describe myself as a realist. I know what I'd like the world to become and what I would like people around me to be like, but I don't get my hopes up very often. I've experienced a little too much in my life and worked with too many people that have experienced horrible things to ever see the world through the eyes of an idealist.

With that said, I try to keep a very strong moral compass. I expect myself to be a model of how I want others to act. I realized early on that I can't expect anything of others that I wouldn't expect out of myself. I also grew up on comic books and have an ingrained sense of what I feel like "good" should be.

I am wise, blunt, and realistic
What I’m doing with my life
Settling into my new apartment, adjusting to a normal sleep schedule, working part-time, and looking for a full-time job. I'm also spending time with family and friends that I've barely been able to see for the past 12 years.
I’m really good at
Lots of things. I'm kind of like a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none. I'm a great listener, especially to those that have shown that they can listen in return.
The first things people usually notice about me
Depending on the context, it's either my height, my eyes, or my laugh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anything written by David Sedaris, The Stand by Stephen King, PostSecret books, The Twilight series (I read each book after I see the movie), Geography Club and Russel Middlebrook series, and The Looking Glass Wars trilogy (a retelling of Alice in Wonderland). I also keep up with a variety of comic books (mostly X-Men and Buffy-related).

Movies: Brokeback Mountain, Pan's Labyrinth, Pitch Perfect, Cloverfield, Children of Men, Frozen, Scream Trilogy, X2, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, 50/50, The Help, Hairspray, United 93, The Sweetest Thing, Empire Records, Can't Hardly Wait, Geography Club, The Orphanage, Wall-E, Thor, Iron Man, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Gamer, The Rocker, The Crazies, Paranormal Activity, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Easy A, Cabin in the Woods, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Inception, Going The Distance, Twilight saga, Into the Woods, Short Term 12, Inside Out, The Duff, ...

Music: Sarah McLachlan, Garbage, SHeDAISY, Dixie Chicks, Michelle Branch, Lifehouse, Jack's Mannequin, Something Corporate, Dashboard Confessional, Fall Out Boy, Secondhand Serenade, Quietdrive, Kate Voegele, Vanessa Carlton, Christina Aguilera, Marie Digby, Marianas Trench, Simple Plan, Amber Pacific, Augustana, Brenda Weiler, Cartel, Evanescence, Mandy Moore, Sugarland. The Wreckers, OneRepublic, Lady Gaga, Lady Antebellum

TV Shows: Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Ally McBeal, Veronica Mars, Glee, Happy Endings, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Grimm, American Horror Story, So You Think You Can Dance, Heroes, Chuck, Covert Affairs, Being Human, Six Feet Under, Reno 911, How I Met Your Mother, Better Off Ted, LOST, Greek, White Collar, Falling Skies, Grey's Anatomy, Supernatural, Smallville, Dexter, Dollhouse, Fringe, Bones, The United States of Tara, True Blood, Carnivale, Everwood, Dead Like Me, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Bleach, The Walking Dead, Shameless, Game of Thrones, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Drop Dead Diva, Teen Wolf, The Following, Castle, Face Off, Warehouse 13, Haven, Rookie Blue, The Strain, The Flash, How to Get Away with Murder, iZombie, 12 Monkeys, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Magicians, and many many others.

Video Games: The Resident Evil series (RE4 is my favorite game of all time), the Kingdom Hearts series, the X-Men Legends/Marvel Ultimate Alliance series, Pokemon (main series, Ranger, Rumble, and some other spin-offs), the Mario Kart series, the Super Smash Bros series, the Animal Crossing series, the God of War series, various Lego games (Star Wars, Batman, Harry Potter), the Disney Infinity series, the House of the Dead series, and so many more. I'm currently focusing on Destiny, Final Fantasy XV, Pokemon Go, and Pokemon Moon. To put things into perspective, I am level 17 on PSN.

Food: Mexican, Chinese, Burgers, Pizza, Chocolate
Six things I could never do without

Computer with internet.

A video game console so that I always have a game to play.


A place to live.

tarot makes me feel connected and gives me a sense of guidance when looking toward the future.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to fit everything I want to accomplish into each day.
On a typical Friday night I am
Ideally, I'd like to be hosting game nights for friends and family. Sometimes I'm at work. Sometimes I go for a long walk on State Street. Sometimes I'm at home watching a movie or playing a video game.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I believe in that fairytale kind of love. When I fall in love, I give my heart fully and unconditionally. But when my heart is broken, it shatters like glass.

I hate talking on the phone. I'm fine with e-mail, IM, text (the majority of my communication), or talking in person...but I just don't like the phone for some reason (well, probably because my first two jobs involved answering phones at a nursing home and a law office).

I am also very afraid of clowns.

And I cough every time I clean my left ear with a q-tip, but only my left ear.
You should message me if
You want to get to know me. Or if you want to help me figure out how to experience everything that Madison has to offer.
The two of us