25 Manville, United States
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My self-summary
I'm Melissa. Psychology and Brit Lit enthusiast working in the admissions department of a short-term psychiatric hospital. ENFP. Grad school is somewhere in the works, as is living abroad. I'm relentlessly optimistic, completely sarcastic, passionate, energetic, and a bit too smart for my own good. I absolutely refuse to take myself too seriously, and I often use ten words when I could use four. I love my dogs more than anything in the world. If you can make me laugh, and hard, and tolerate the occasional nerdgasm, I'm yours.
What I’m doing with my life
I work admissions in a crisis stabilization hospital with a dedicated substance abuse unit, which means I spend a good portion of my day reassuring patients that, yes, I do know the difference between a bag, a bundle, and a brick of heroin and no, your client does not need to be institutionalized because he won't stop sticking objects into every orifice of his body. My parents are very proud.
I’m really good at
rationalizations, witticisms, escapism, listening to songs on repeat until I ruin them for everyone else around me.
The first things people usually notice about me
A BuzzFeed quiz once characterized me as being "horrible with money, totally disorganized, and basically undatable." Line up, boys!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anything Jane Austen, anything John Green, especially The Fault in our Stars, the Hunger Games trilogy, Hitchhiker's Guide, The Handmaid's Tale, Catch 22, the Princess Bride, The Catcher in the Rye, Spanking Shakespeare, Outliers. A Song of Ice and Fire. Just finished Gone Girl, which was phenomenally damaged in the best way. Trying to make a list of high-brow classics and reading young adult trash instead.

Movies: The Princess Bride, hands down. Also anything Monty Python or Mel Brooks. Animal House. Grosse Pointe Blank. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Across the Universe. Pirate Radio. Ever After. Wedding Crashers. The Bourne trilogy. Tangled and How to Train your Dragon. The Fall. 10 Things I Hate About You. Man on Fire.

Shows: How I Met Your Mother, Hell's Kitchen, Chopped, House, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Kitchen Confidential, Arrested Development. RIP Top Gear.

Music: A little bit of everything (Meaning I have notoriously terrible taste in music but my taste is eclectic enough to cover most genres.)

Food: Sushi!

Punctuation marks: the semicolon, followed closely by the Oxford comma. It's a lost art, really.
The six things I could never do without
To be honest, I'm pretty set with a smartphone, a data plan, and a vehicle. Everything else is negotiable.

Edit: I recently signed a lease with a no-pets clause, and I've discovered that while dogs aren't strictly necessary for my continued survival, not having one significantly decreases my motivation to do anything not dog-related.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Exploring a lot of what-ifs, a nearly constant reel of song lyrics and movie quotes, potential and impractical thesis topics, and how to be vague in as many words as possible.
On a typical Friday night I am
making poor life choices, generally.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I will happily ignore everything and everyone around me if there is a friendly puppy in my immediate vicinity who will roll around on the floor with me.

Also, I've known more about hockey than every guy I've ever dated. It's fine, I'm a lady.
You should message me if
you're totally fine with someone who cares more about your Myers-Briggs type than your zodiac sign (they're both equally accurate measures of personality). Bonus points if you're articulate.