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  • Ages 21–31
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My details

Last online
Jul 31
5′ 7″ (1.70m)
Body Type
Mostly vegetarian
Buddhism, and laughing about it
Graduated from masters program
Doesn’t have kids
Likes cats
English, French (Fluently), Norwegian (Poorly)
My self-summary
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Note: I am currently living in France, and will not be back in Seattle until October 2015. However, the dating scene where I am is kind of limited, especially since I will be leaving, so sometimes I like to browse OKCupid to remind myself that there are still plenty of people to meet when I get back to Seattle. Feel free to message if you don't mind waiting a bit to meet in person.

Anyway, at heart, I’m a biologist, and that's not just what I've chosen for a career—it's more of a personal philosophy, I see the world with blue-green glasses. Biology is everywhere, and it fascinates me. I love being surrounded by things that are living, growing, changing, and adapting. I have a window garden and saltwater aquarium that keep me in touch with the day to day minutia of life: new leaves, opening buds, feeding fish, etc.

I am, of course, an active participant in biology myself, and being alive is my favorite activity, followed closely by kayaking, snorkeling, and eating chocolate. I hike in the wilderness, cook an excellent mushroom gratin, and press flowers/algae/mushrooms. I also dabble in jewelry making and amateur wildlife photography and have a nice collection of interesting things I found at sea or on beaches—scallop shells, urchins, shark teeth, otoliths, etc.

Creativity is important to me, and I prefer to always have a project to work on. When I need to figure something out, I go to a hardware store and wonder around until I solve it. I'm also a fan garden stores and Ikea (that place is huge, and Swedish). I enjoy sharing and discussing ideas, particularly feminism, gender identity, and environmental issues.

I am independent, a tad quirky, and have little concern for being "normal". That person carrying a fig tree on the bus--yeah, that's me :)
What I’m doing with my life
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Grad school in Brest, France. I'm studying marine biology, and doing everything in French. This has been a dream of mine for years, and I'm pretty pleased with myself for actually doing it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Growing things, moving around water, finding cool stuff to do on a boat, fitting everything into my duffel bag, eating wild berries, making custom gifts from things I found on the beach/in the woods/underwater, applying math and science to mundane tasks, and organizing.

Also, if you own a fireplace, I can build you the perfect fire. It's really kinda dreamy :)
The first things people usually notice about me
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"That guy has a tree sticking out of his backpack, WTF?"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Food: Chocolate, cheese, wine, hard cider, maple syrup, berries, mushrooms, french bread, nutella, peanut butter, crème brûlée...

Books: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Tao of Physics, Cod, Salt, Four Fish, The Unnatural History of the Sea, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and any kind of dichotomous key

Music (Artists): The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Ingrid Michaelson, Simon & Garfunkel, Regina Spektor, Queen, Lady Gaga, U2, Lemon Jelly, Led Zeppelin, BTO, Springsteen, Chimène Badi...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Waterproof boots
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Usually one of the things I'm good at (see above), that's why I'm good at them :) And what to eat--a good meal can make my day.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out "en soirée" with my friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've already put Lady Gaga on my favorites list, you should be satisfied with that.
You should message me if
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You are smart, interesting, independent, and have a passion for language, art, wilderness, or something ending in –ology.