I love to learn new things. Right now I am interested in geology and am taking some classes when my schedule permit’s. I spent this past summer hiking around Scotland touring some of it's most interesting geologic landmarks (It was alot less nerdy than it sounds). I love finding the connection between things, what they are, why they occur, how they affect other things... learning is for me synonymous to living. I have a multitude of hobbies. Right now I am learning how to make bread and speaking a foreign language fluently is high on my list. So is learning how to play the guitar I bought several years ago.
Something else that you should probably know is that I love my job. It's never boring keeping teenagers interested in science and waging psychological warfare (it's such an uneven match…). It can be tough, and sometimes I wonder if I'll make it another 20 years; but when a student comes up to tell me how much they miss my class, or how I'm their favorite teacher, it is always gratifying. I can't spell, when my students tease me about it, I just tell them that my deficiency didn't stop me from getting several master degrees so they have to “put up or shut up”. Before I became a teacher I was working on my PhD in ecology (no I am NOT killing that turtle in the picture, just tagging it for release). I found out the hard way that being stuck in a lab all day was NOT for me, but some of the academia stuck. However, I'm told that my insane amount of random knowledge is part of what makes me interesting. Small children and animals like me, but turkey vultures do not (a short but funny story) and I love to take walks in the rain, but rarely sing while doing it.
When I asked my friends to describe me (because I did want to be as truthful as possible) they used the following words: sweet, smart, quirky, good cook and funny. I pretty much agree with their assessment. I'm also honest, loyal, trustworthy...wait I think that's the Boy Scout thing. Still, it pretty much applies. I try to take life as it comes but am not always successful with that. I can be quiet when I first meet people, but I am not what you would call shy (more like tactfully silent). Family is important to me, and I enjoy spending time with them. I am looking for someone who is kind, smart, considerate, and has the potential to be sweet (but not cloyingly so). Someone who doesn’t mind frequent hugs because I am affectionate with the people I care about .. .Attractive would be good, since it's hard to fall for that illusive "something about " online. Call me old fashioned, but I'm looking for a gentleman, the kind of guy who'll walk a woman to her car at night or hail her a cab, just because it's the right thing to do.