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The Standard "About Me" Blurb...

Who am I?
My name is Jennifer. I am 33 years old, but still get carded for R-rated movies. I am the owner of a new house that am trying to transition from dorm room drab to Apartment Therapy chic. I pay the bills by teaching second grade. It is a all-consuming and often exhausting job, but I do love it. Most days.

Do I even use this thing anymore?
I rarely update for eyes other than my own. I tend to journal online for myself, privately, but would like to start sharing friends-only posts again. I am generally just too worn out and busy to compose something with a level of sense of which I would wish others to read.

What's important to me?
I am a Christian. I am also a generally liberal person, including politically. I do not believe that this is contradictory. I understand others may think so, and that's okay with me. I won't tell anyone else what they should think or do, and I expect the same in return from others. I am all about peace and being happy. I am also a huge animal lover and advocate. I am a vegetarian for those reason. I love all animals, even the barnyard kind. I am a big fan of mother nature and am what you might describe as a "lazy environmentalist." I like to indulge my inner hippie when possible. My students' class t-shirts were tie-dye.

What do I love?
I love music, film, books, tv, and basically just "pop culture" in general. I love, love, love Jason Castro from season seven of AI. I think he is pretty much perfect in every way. Beyond Jason, my musical taste spans an extremely wide range, but tends to hone in on "indie" or "indie-style" bands and singer-songwriters. I particularly love Ray LaMontagne, Heather Nova, A Fine Frenzy, Death Cab for Cutie, Jack Johnson, Over the Rhine, The Bird and the Bee, Jump Little Children, Cary Brothers, Imogen Heap, Snow Patrol, and Travis. I also love classical music, opera, and musical theater. Kathleen Battle is my favourite opera singer. The Mikado is my favourite opera, Les Miserables and RENT are my favourite musicals. I also adore independent films, but am not opposed to blockbusters either. The Lord of the Rings trilogy remain collectively to be my most favourite films. I read ridiculous amounts of YA and children's lit for a 29 year old, but also enjoy works by classic and modern women's writers or biographies and readable historical non-fiction. The Bell Jar is probably the my long-standing favourite, overall.

I love handmade things, covet too many things on etsy, read design and indie craft blogs constantly, and wish for a crafty gene. I am obsessed with my cats, Sam and Carly. Cupcakes make me happy. Owls are a bit of my mascot and tend to be on much of what I own. Trees, birds, mushrooms, trees, and gnomes pop up often as well. I tend to fantasize that I live in Britain, but would happily settle for Portland or Boulder or even Asheville, if only I had the gumption to strike out on my own that way. Bradford Anderson (Spinelli from GH) is my pretend boyfriend. I wish I loved water, but tend to drink my weight in Diet Coke. It's a teacher thing. I am who I am and am usually okay with that!

a fine frenzy, alice in wonderland, amy butler, amélie, anglophilia, anna quindlen, anthropologie, audrey hepburn, audrey tautou, banoffee pie, ben whishaw, betsy-tacy, bird and the bee, boys with pretty hair, bradford anderson, brooke white, bungalows, caedmon's call, caramel, caryl, charlie/claire, children's literature, christianity, claude debussy, cupcakes, damien rice, damien spinelli, daryl dixon, daryl/carol, david cook, dazed and confused, diego luna, dominic monaghan, elle decoration, ellen page, emily dickinson, england, etsy, evan bivins, fair trade, fondue, friday night lights, garden gnomes, garden state, general hospital, glee, grapefruit, handmade, heather nova, honda fit, honeysuckle, hope sandoval, hugging trees, hydrangeas, i capture the castle, imogen heap, indiepop, j.r.r. tolkien, jack johnson, jacob black, james franco, james mcavoy, jamie bell, jamie cullum, jane austen, jason castro, joaquin pheonix, john krasinski, johnny cash, josh groban, judy garland, jump little children, juno, kate winslet, katniss everdeen, kitties, kris allen, ladybugs, little miss sunshine, lord of the rings, lost, lotta jansdotter, maggie gyllenhaal, mark ruffalo, massive attack, matt damon, matthew goode, mid-century modern, mindy smith, mushrooms, my cat sam, neil young, nickel creek, nigella lawson, norman reedus, npr, orla kiely, oscar the grouch, over the rhine, owls, peeta mellark, persephone books, progressive politics, project runway, ray lamontagne, reese witherspoon, rent, romola garai, rooney, ryan gosling, sarah dessen, second grade, seth green, shiver, simone elkeles, snow patrol, sofia coppola, spinelli, spixie, steve carrell, sylvia plath, t.r. knight, target, taylor kitsch, tea, teaching, the beatles, the big bang theory, the daily show, the hunger games, the lorax, the o.c., the office, the stone roses, the streets, the subways, the walking dead, the weepies, the white stripes, tim/lyla, tiramisu, toni collette, true blood, vegetarianism, ward williams, women's history, zach braff, zooey deschanel

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