But we need to get our story straight, because if we say we met in a coffee shop, it's going to get real awkward when they find out I don't drink coffee. So lets say we met when I tried to enlist your cat in the impending class-war, and our first date was at the Harry Potter fan fiction seminar. No one will suspect a thing!
I had this great gig teaching math-y stuff at a performing arts charter school, but I've decided that after almost 10 years in education, the profession just doesn't love me. It's a long, sordid tale about the sinking ship that is the American educational system. (Got a few hours??) Entering this new phase of my career, I'm planning on selling out to the private sector. I've never been all about the Benjamins, Lincolns, and Reagans (whenever they make them) but maybe actually having some scratch will be nice for a change. Who knows? I fully expect in another 10 years I'll be so sick of corporate America that I'll be living in a yurt somewhere raising goats. Oh, maybe I shouldn't say that on a dating website. Is goat smell a turn-off?
It's pretty sad that my (maybe last) free summer is coming to a close. But I think I spent it well! Just me, my nice new(ish) car and the open road. Let me tell you, I-70 west of Denver is 200 miles of heaven. Or at least that's what I thought until I got to the Columbia River Gorge. Good lord.
But I'm not using any tomatoes, they're gross. They aren't fit for human consumption unless you add bacon (a BLT is fine) or you process that shit. There's that cussing I was talking about.
On the other hand, I often wonder why every book store puts the science fiction section opposite the romance novels. Is this some kind of hint?
I own a kayak. I'm mostly into calm lake and river kayaking and not so much whitewater stuff. Unfortunately I have nowhere to store it... If I had a better place to store it, I would probably use it literally every day and I'd never get anything else done, so maybe it's for the best. I also own a mountain bike, which I could technically store in my apartment but I don't. That one is slops on me. I do "yoga" frequently, although usually just by myself, and I don't know if you can really call it yoga. I took a few classes back in the day, watched a few videos and added some of my own stuff. I also like taking walks in various parks around the metro... the more wooded and secluded the better.
I really want to go to the zoo. Or the science museum. Or MIA. Or Walker. Or Twins games. Or get any kind of culture, really.
...you want to go hunting pokemon and/or you won't make fun of me for playing Pokemon. Or even if you will make fun of me, I'm a big boy, I can take it. I can also dish, so check yourself before, well, you know.
...if you can tell me a good story.
I really want to give a semi-public shout out to a number of 45-55 year old women who have messaged me recently saying that they really liked reading my profile and that they think I will find someone awesome! Gosh, that's so sweet! Thank you!!