34Woburn, United States
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My self-summary
Let's see: my name is Ted, I was born and raised in Boston, went to college here, have lived in several different spots around the city, until finally buying my own place in Woburn in 2014. I'm sure everyone says they love to travel, but I actually do! Amongst other trips, I've been to Ireland and Australia three times each, including a semester abroad Down Under. I come from a large Irish family, and am lucky to count my four (4!) sisters as some of my closest friends. I work in insurance, and I like my job, which is always a plus. I'm pretty social and enjoy going out, but I'm also just as happy staying in and watching a movie, or marathon episodes of The Office (or most any show other than The Big Bang Theory).

In no particular order, here are some other things I like: Football tailgates, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Lee Child novels, a sarcastic/dry sense of humor, Arrested Development (both the TV show and the alternative rap group from the 90's), Cape Cod during the summer (and winter, for that matter), turning the car on during a rainstorm and the very first *whoosh* of the windshield wipers (sidenote: I actually like the rain. On a lazy Sunday morning, there's something really nice about laying in bed, looking out at the cold rain, while doubting some of the life choices I've made...okay back to the list!), taking my dog new places, blatant overuse of parentheses, rambling (like right here), and going to new random concerts/stand up comedy shows.

Honestly, I can have a good time doing mostly anything, and on top of that, I think I'm a pretty good guy. If you don't believe me, just listen to what my friend Kyle had to say about me.

"Hi, I'm Kyle. Ted is a terrible person."

Whoaa I should have proofread that first!!!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A Confederacy of Dunces, The Count of Monte Cristo, the Jack Reacher series, hmm, I should probably read more. I go through phases where I do a lot of reading, but I usually just don't have the time. Well, I DO have the time, I just don't have the attention span. Sometimes a book will grab hold of me, but more often than not, after 15 pages I'm thinking about which Chinese restaurant I should order from, or plotting revenge against my neighbor who laughed at me when I fell down my front steps that time.

Movies: I like the same movies most guys my age like: "The Big Lebowski", "Anchorman", "Shawshank Redemption", "Fight Club", "Dirty Dancing", "Pretty in Pink", etc.

I'm also a big fan of horror movies...

Shows: Always Sunny, Modern Family, Workaholics, Big Bang Theory (just checking to see if you're actually reading this, God I hate that show), Sons of Anarchy, The Shield, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, and I'm a new Game of Thrones'r.

Music: Anything but country, although I can stomach it at Country Fest (at least for the tailgating portion).

Speaking of concerts, I recently went to see Ray Lamontange live and, wow. When he played "Shelter", I completely broke down. Ray actually stopped playing and came over to console me. It was magical.

Food: Chicken Parm, no seafood aside from clam chowder. (Also, no fruit, but specifically NO bananas. If you're still reading this, which you probably aren't, there's more on that coming up. Read on!)
On a typical Friday night I am
I like to say I'm going to take it easy on Fridays (and I must admit I do enjoy a night in with Netflix), but once I get out of work, I often feel like going out to celebrate. It's a toss up. Thus, my Saturday mornings range from "Waking up at a reasonable hour, taking the dog for a walk, then going to the gym", to "Hey where's my credit card? And why does my left eye hurt?" (Only to be reminded that my friend Sean drunkenly drilled me in the face with a baby tomato at 3am [and then I tried to stab him with a plastic fork, but I missed, and we both fell over {then I started crying}]).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have an unnatural, if not downright creepy, aversion toward bananas. It’s not a “phobia”, regardless of what anyone who knows me might tell you, I just really don’t like anything and everything about them. I'm serious.

(Editor's note: obviously it’s not a deal breaker if you like bananas, just know that if you’re eating one, I will probably not be in the room at that time, or at the very least I’ll give you a pejorative look...this is of course assuming I'm using the word 'pejorative' correctly, which I'm pretty sure I'm not.)

(Yes, I’m aware that I should probably talk to someone about this.)

(Oh and for anyone who stumbled upon my profile by searching for keywords “unnatural” + “creepy” + “bananas”? Welcome! I have no idea what you’re looking for, but we're not here to judge.)
You should message me if
You were able to get through this (literally any of this), and something made you smile.

There's not much else to say (I've probably already said far too much). I'm an easy going guy who (I think?) has his head on straight. Life is going well, I'm just looking for someone to share it with. There's been some dream chasing, some success, some love, some loss, some hope, some regret, some incoherent rambling (again, like right here) and honestly you probably already know if you're going to message me at this point, so I don't know why I'm still typing.

Also, if you're easy going, love to laugh, feel that family is important, and take yourself seriously (but not too seriously), I think we might get along swimmingly.

(Or if you just feel like messaging a stranger, that's cool too.)
The two of us