With that said, I know lots of pandas. I have a master's degree in social work. My early years were spent growing up in New Hampshire and I have spent several years in different neighborhoods of Boston for college, grad school, and the present. I smile easily. I have a very odd sense of humor. INTJ with a hint of INTP. I have a wonderful boxer/pitt mix. I love owls and pj pants and stiff drinks.
Job hunting. Hanging out. Trying to find the fine line of work/life balance. Sometimes dabbling in creative outlets. Share your active hobbies with me!
Understanding and applying therapeutic techniques and theories to early childhood development and mental health, dancing like a maniac (preferably to 80s or Motown or other musical eras), playing Dr. Mario, eating cheese, unabashedly belting out to songs in the car, winning board games, scrutinizing craft beers, writing lists, sudoku, cooking/baking from scratch or otherwise, snuggling, having very pale, sensitive skin, overanalyzing everything, handwriting and calligraphy, figuring out 20% of a bill at a restaurant in 0.5 seconds, and parallel parking. Oh, and engaging in scandalous activities.
Usually my red-ish hair. Then my smile, my glasses, my dimples, my straightforwardness, my awkwardness, and my never ending complexity of being overly optimistic and romantic while being cynical and sad at the same time.
Books: Perks of Being a Wallflower. I rarely meet a book I don't care for, although I've been out of the reading loop recently. Suggestions?
Movies: The Land Before Time, Romeo + Juliet.
Shows: Dexter, How I Met Your Mother, Grey's Anatomy, 30 Rock, Bob's Burgers, Wilfred, Masters of Sex, Arrested Development, Chopped, Mad Men, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Shameless (UK and US), Good Eats, Portlandia, Iron Chef.
Music: Indie, ambient, old school emo, catchy tunes, old mixes, covers that are better than the originals, things I can belt out to, and pretty much everything in the cheesy indie synth pop genre. Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, Stevie Wonder, Girl Talk, Elliott Smith, Taylor Swift (:::ahem::: I mean...), Walk Off the Earth.
Food: Always savory over sweet. Greek yogurt, fruit, eggs, pasta, vegetarian buffalo wings, grilled pizza, leafy greens, cheese (all of the cheese!), sesame tofu. Any and all seafood, Mexican, sushi, breakfast/brunch. Lord Hobo, Publick House, Oppa Sushi, Friendly Toast.
Drinks: Classy, bitter cocktails. Strong Belgian ales. Whiskey. Red wine. Many more.
Quad espressos with soy milk.
Ramona and Neville, my kitty cats, and Marston, my pupper.
Intimacy and sensuality.
Classy cocktails and classier beers.
Sleeping and naps.
Understanding and tactfulness.
I think a lot about social inequality, privilege, -isms, trauma, prevention, crisis intervention, therapeutic interventions, and medical ethics as related to public health, such as how anyone can have children.
Also, Should I go back to school and become a nurse practitioner or a doctor? When can I take a nap? What recipes do I really need to know by heart in order to successfully apply for Master Chef and wow Gordon Ramsey?
Having a few good drinks, or Netflixing, or being utterly alone (well that was very emo of me), or dancing, or just hanging out, or having a candy party, or meeting someone new, or experimenting in the kitchen, or hanging out with someone I'm into, or out at a bar, or crashing into bed after quite an exhausting week. Some of those happen at the same time.
I was home schooled, which makes me pretty "special". You really have no idea.
Some folks feel that I'm kind of amazing and I've grown to sort of believe them.
Sometimes I just wish I met sometime with a gazillion dollars who effortlessly and excitedly wants to help a very poor social worker.
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You are intrigued by my profile and would like to know more about me. You're attractive, confident, intelligent, and self-aware. You like making out, playing Dr. Mario, laughing, being silly, and being serious when needed. You like people who are no nonsense, up front, open book, and tell-you-how-it-is. You are interested in having a board game night that also happens to involve wine and cheese. You love animals. You like silly puns that everyone groans over. You like a lady with curvature and hips (read: 12 not 2). You are open-minded and okay with alternative relationship structures. You want to find a new going out pal, or a playmate, or a pirate adventure buddy, or company to go craft beer tasting. And, if you want to, of course.