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Created on 2017-04-10 17:00:35 (#3016829), last updated 2017-09-18 (1 week ago)

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Birthdate:Jun 25
Location:United States of America
You know how some people have blonde moments? I'm living a blonde life. It helps that I have the hair to use an excuse!

I live in Columbia, MD, work near Washington, DC, and wish I was in Wisconsin most of the time. The rest of the time, I wish I was at the beach. I hate being cold but I don't mind snow and I'll take a 95 degree 100% humidity day over 35 degrees and rain ANYTIME.

I graduated from the University of Maryland with a double major in Logistics and Marketing and I haven't done anything marketing or logistics related since I graduated in 2003. In May 2010 I graduated *WITH HONORS* (because I worked my ass off while working full time and as a full time student) from Wesley Theological Seminary. I'm not ordained, nor do I have any desire to be ordained.

I used to run a nonprofit youth hostel in DC that I love love loved, but after four years there I decided it was time to move on. I currently work at the church I grew up in as Director of Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry. Basically, I do whatever they want me to, including preaching occasionally. Eventually, I'd love to go back to the nonprofit world and work on social justice issues.

I'm a Christian, but I'm pretty liberal about religion in general. I don't think I come off as preachy or Bible thumping. I believe in social justice and have a pretty liberal political mindset that includes saving the earth. But I'm not very crunchy about it.

I love to travel. My goal is to visit all 50 states before I am 50 and all 7 continents before I die.

*Religion is like language or dress. We gravitate toward the practices with which we were raised. In the end, though, we are all proclaiming the same thing. That life has meaning. That we are grateful for the power that created us. -Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

*Faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves. -Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

*To say "prayer changes things" is not as close to the truth as saying "prayer changes me and I change things." -Oswald Chambers

*The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. -FDR

*On gay rights/civil rights. Here's the thing -- when people say "being gay is a CHOICE", we need to remember that RELIGION is a choice. If you're going to argue that a "chosen" trait is inherently undeserving of civil rights protection, then even if the jury is still out on sexual orientation it's clear that religious discrimination should logically be allowed. Conversely, if you believe that religious discrimination is a violation of civil rights, you have already accepted that a "choice" can define a protected classification just as much as an innate characteristic.
~Written by Dave Scocca, published in a online chat with Gene Weingarten.

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clive cussler books, comedy. anything comedy., gardening, harry potter, nsync, reading, taylor swift's newest stuff), teenybopper pop (britney spears, volleyball, watching too much tv
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