I'm a good girl, loved my momma,
Love Jesus and America, too.
I'm a good girl, crazy about acoustics,
Love tactics and my family, too.
I am originally from the Northeast but will be at UT for a language program this summer, trying like mad to wrap up a degree in Arabic with minors in PoliSci and Middle Eastern studies this fall. I was in the military once upon a time and got out due to an injury. My goal is to get back to it on the officer side or, if I can't, work my way into federal service. I would really like to find an incredible man to make dinner and cookies and babies for at some point, as well. Just looking to talk for now, but maybe by the summer you might be willing to show me what Austin has to offer. :)
I am serious about my faith and opinions. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life. If you don't believe that too, we aren't compatible enough for more than a message. I won't budge here, guys. Sorry. Addendum: No, I don't want to have sex with you. Kay, great.
Hobbies, interests and spare time include: Languages and linguistics, tactics, terrorism and counterterrorism studies, histories, ministry and church events, theology and Christian apologetics - especially regarding Islam, hiking, kayaking, circuit and HIIT work, listening to neoclassical scores, being an unapologetic tea and coffee snob (everybody's got a vice, right?), doing makeup with and belting out that stupid song from "Frozen" with my 5 year old niece, babysitting the 3 little boys next door on my wild and crazy Friday nights, getting down with my Sicilian self and baking some hella good bread (sorry, Paleo-bros), going to the shooting range and making clay pigeons my ****es, gardening and enjoying my indoor orange trees, talking to deer on my strolls through the woods, workin' hard for the money and ending my days in thankfulness and prayer.
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
Before I was injured, I was really starting to get into the health and fitness scene, particularly via HIIT and Crossfit. I can't wait to heal up and get back to the grind.
Should you know anything about the Myers-Briggs test, I'm an INFJ. It's creepily accurate, save for the fact that I'm really starting to branch out of my deep-seated N function a bit.
I gravitate toward men who are clean: cut, bodied, blooded, spirited - because I am, too.
Books: The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (Don't hate! That ending is soo heavy!), The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer, On Killing by LTC David Grossman, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, The Gospel in the Stars by Joseph A. Seiss, Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias, The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha by Ravi Zacharias, Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller, The Naked Gospel by Andrew Farley, anything Kahlil Gibran ever wrote, almost anything Rumi ever wrore.
Movies: The Fountain, The Village, Tommy Boy, Uncle Buck, Hercules, The Shawshank Redemption, The Reader, Waking Life, NaPolA: Elite für den Führer, Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, We Were Soldiers, The Patriot, The Book of Eli, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, The Lords of Discipline, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Nativity Story.
TV: The Deadliest Warrior, The Colony, NCIS, The Amazing Race, The Walking Dead, South Park. The Discovery Channel, the History Channel, the Military Channel, Discovery Health. Learning in general, wit in general, intelligence in general. And I occasionally watch Say Yes to the Dress while squealing uncontrollably and eating brownies. Don't judge me.
Music: Ben Howard, William Fitzsimmons, Radical Face, Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists, Hundred Year Storm, Band of Horses, Mumford and Sons, Iron & Wine, The Guggenheim Grotto, The Civil Wars, Mindy Smith, City and Colour, Beirut, Explosions in the Sky, Jeff Pianki, Lauren O'Connell, Thrice, Dustin Kensrue, Jon Foreman, Flyleaf, Laura Hackett, Audrey Assad, Jenny & Tyler, Lecrae, Oh, Sleeper, Wolves at the Gate, Sleeping Giant, Red, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Harry Gregson-Williams, Hans Zimmer, Trevor Rabin, Ludovico Einaudi, Mychael Danna, James Newton-Howard, Tan Dan, Tallis, Byrd, Palestrina.