35Half Moon Bay, United States
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My self-summary
I love the outdoors, and any kind of athletic endeavor. Lately I've been really excited about mountain bike riding and surfing, so I love living here coastside. I swam in college, so anything connected to the water makes me exceedingly happy, elated, even. I like to stay active and go out, but really do value relaxation as well. Growing up with two older brothers has given me a great deal of understanding about men. I'm not afraid to live with them, and I sometimes feel that I prefer their company to that of women. Not always, just at times.

I like to dance and paint my nails pink. I like to giggle with my friends. I like to laugh at myself. I'm passionate about what I do. I believe in Obama. I listen to NPR daily. I became a vegetarian six years ago. I think carefully about what I put into my body and love to prepare meals for others. Farmers markets make me smile.

I am vivacious, athletic, and empathetic.
What I’m doing with my life
On a typical day, you'll find me surrounded by a bunch of energetic kindergarteners. I've been teaching elementary school for nine years now, and I couldn't think of any better way to spend my days. Traveling is really important to me; I hate that so many Americans have never traveled outside of this country. It's really quite appalling. My dad's Irish, and my mom's English, so I suppose they have instilled in me a desire to see the world and be less US-centric.
I’m really good at
making people feel comfortable and having a good time. I also love anything from telemark skiing to surfing to yoga.
The first things people usually notice about me
is my smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love enchiladas verdes, "The Princess Bride," "The Lorax," "The Wind Up Bird Chronicles" and "One Hundred Years of Solitude." My nightstand is piled high to near collapse with fifteen or so books. I'm currently reading "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won't Stop Talking," to better understand one of my students who barely speaks in a whisper. I Netflix anything from "Cruel Intentions" to Jane Austen films, and my friends intermittently love and hate me for it. I have an eclectic set of tunes; I really enjoy the Emmylou Harris, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Lily Allen, to name a few.
Six things I could never do without
my friends
my family
some form of water to swim in
the mountains
spicy food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
pedagogy. Seriously.
On a typical Friday night I am
playing soccer and then having a beer with friends or my soccer team. It is generally best to keep it in that order.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
sometimes I change with the curtains open. Also, I hate my username for this site (even though I've done a few triathlons). I got tired of trying to come up with something clever.
You should message me if
you like to play during the day, have fun at night, and curl up with a movie when the mood strikes.
The two of us