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From rural, working class origins, I escaped my hometown as soon as I graduated high school and have spent the time since then moving up and down the East Coast for one reason or another (read: boyfriends). I've been in Pennsylvania since late 2008 and I love it for the most part.
I have a Bachelor's degree in writing, with minors in English and history. I originally went to school for foreign languages (4.5 yrs of French, 3 Spanish, 1 Italian -- don't remember almost any of it though, sadly), but got overwhelmed and switched to a language I already knew.
My passion is editing, but I'm currently working elsewise. I'm in a Master's program at St. Joseph's University for Writing Studies. Eventually I hope to get into teaching English/writing in some capacity.
Outside of statistics/personal history, I'm pretty much living for the sake of life right now. I spent way too much time of my late teens/early 20s doing what I thought seemed sensible, so I'm kind of trying to make up for 'lost' time at this point.
I'm sarcastic, borderline neurotic, positive in a grounded/cynical way, and relatively lazy...unless beer is involved.
Life is short. I don't want to waste my time with bullshit and unhappy things. Be direct, don't stress, and don't take shit personally.
My two main passions/interests these days are working out and beer. Which unfortunately do not complement each other. I guess a third one would be making to-do lists and working my way through them... but most of my to-do lists are related to working out and beer, so I'll leave it to you to determine whether that counts as a separate interest.
Oh, and reddit. That's sort of an interest/hobby/addiction.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies, in no particular order: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Robin Hood Men in Tights, The Matrix, Zombieland, V for Vendetta, Hot Fuzz, Sean of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim, Cannibal! the Musical, Anchorman, Four Feathers, Girl on the Bridge, Conversations with Other Women, Transporter(s), Finding Neverland, Up, Aladdin, How to Train Your Dragon, etc.
TV Shows (as seen through Netflix): American Dad, Animaniacs, Avatar/Last Airbender, Better Off Ted, The Big Bang Theory, Burn Notice, Castle, Coupling (UK), Doctor Who, Dollhouse, Family Guy, Firefly, Futurama, How I Met Your Mother, How It's Made, Invader Zim, Kyle XY, Merlin, Monty Python's Flying Circus, MythBusters, NUMB3RS, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Primeval
Music: Pretty much anything that I can sing along with or dance to and that doesn't have lyrics/vocals that annoy me. Classical/opera, electroswing, house/dubstep, '90s alt & hard rock, '80s pop, today's alternative & dancey-pop stuff. I like some country and some rap/R&B/hip-hop.
If you want specific bands, http://imgur.com/UmVqj. Because it's easier than typing it.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Witnessing the peaceful protests during Arab Spring, even from the other side of the world. Especially those in Tahrir Square/Egypt. Between the sheer number of people coexisting in tight quarters, the worldwide support, and the technological tactics used/created to keep people connected to the outside world, I was absolutely amazed at humanity.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Bahamas, Canada, France, Italy, Switzerland, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In