35 Lansing, United States
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My self-summary
Mostly I just like meeting people, hearing their stories, and having crazy misadventures. I love movies, reading, museums, history, art, traveling, occasional sports (Spartans!), being outdoors (camping and nature walks especially), swimming, and those kinds of road trips where you just sort of drive down a road to see what's there and discover something weird and hilarious.

I like honest people. Not exactly in the "I'm blunt, deal with it" way, but the types of people who aren't afraid to be their strange, vulnerable selves from time to time and recognize that truth is important.
What I’m doing with my life
Just started a new career in development for a non-profit that does a lot of nature conservation and education. It's a completely different path from where I thought I'd be, and I'm LOVING it. I guess you just never know....
I’m really good at
People have told me I'm a good friend, which is probably my highest goal in life, so I really hope that's true. And I'm good at finding humor in just about any situation.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm pretty shy at first, but once I feel comfortable with people, my quirks start to come out.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A) This is a long list, but a few favorites:
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, (pretty much anything by Sherman Alexie), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, Inherit the Wind, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Life of Pi.

B) I love movies. All kinds: a range from black and white to 80's classics to comic book movies to 3D to independents that make you see things differently. Only thing I'm not big on is mean/super gross humor (Seth Rogen and Simon Pegg usually take it just far enough-love them). But usually the last movie I saw is "the best thing ever."

C) Classic rock, folk, the occasional pop or rap, music someone introduced me to. Examples: The Beatles, John Lennon, Melissa Ferrick, Glen Hansard, Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Bright Eyes, Van Morrison, etc.

D) TV Shows:
Parks and Rec, Homeland, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Girls, Walking Dead, Orange is the New Black, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Drunk History. That kinda stuff.

D) Not a big foodie. I like the classics: Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Sushi...trying to eat healthier though.
The six things I could never do without
1. Freedom (but not in the mindless post-9/11 way-more as a general, abstract idea. My Scottish clan motto is "Pro Libertate," so that's more what I mean).
2. Friends
3. Something to write with and on
4. Green and water (being landlocked makes me nervous: Michigan's a good place to be).
5. Animals
6. My sense of humor.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next career move, my friends, and how to get back to the British Isles. And a lot of random things-I'm one of those people you see laughing to themselves on the street.
On a typical Friday night I am
These days probably curling up on the couch with a movie or good show. Adjusting back into the 9-5 thing, Friday nights are time to crash.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Mannequins freak me out and I can't stand magicians. They think they're so smart (magicians, I mean. Though mannequins probably think they're smart too. ;) )
You should message me if
You like full-figured women who are also active (let's go on a nature walk!) and you like meeting people and having a laugh. Or you have some crazy idea of a place we can go or something to do. I love new experiences.

There are a few things I'm not really into. I wouldn't just rule someone out at face-value on any of these, but they're things I would have to really care about someone to get around. I just want to be honest here.

-You're a smoker. I have personal reasons on this one, but also, I actually have an allergic-type reaction to cigarette smoke these days. If you're not at least very much on your way and committed to quitting, it might be very hard for me to spend time with you.

-You're religious and aren't able to deal with the fact that I'm not. I have spirituality in my life, but I've done the organized aspect, and it isn't for me.

-You're a gun person. I will never have a gun in my home. Actually feel pretty strongly about this one.

-You don't know the difference between your and you're, there, their, and they're, and to, two, and too. Maybe that's me being too picky, but come on. I'm a writer and a me good grammar is a way to show respect for each other.

I don't mean to be offensive here, just as open as I can be.

Also, like I said before, I can be kinda shy (trying to get better about this), so I probably won't be the first to send a message. So don't be hurt if I look at your profile but don't say anything!