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25 Portland, ME Woman


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I’m looking for

  • Everyone
  • Ages 20–30
  • Near me
  • For new friends

My details

Last online
May 30
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body type
Mostly vegetarian
Agnosticism, and very serious about it
Capricorn, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Art / Music / Writing
Open relationship
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), German (Okay)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Disclaimer: I am just looking for friends. I'm in Portland for the summer for an internship and I'll be going back to my partner in DC in August. If you're still interested...

Things I like:
-Art and Art Museums
-Ska/pretty much any live music
-Cat themed everything
-Dive Bars
-Poetry and spoken word
-Intersectional Feminism
-Swing Dancing once every 2-3 years
-Snail Mail
-The beach
-Gardening (aka Attempting to garden and killing everything)
-Tumblr (i-singanyway)
-The Mountain Goats
-Webcomics/Small Press
-Cooking and Baking

Right now I am an Abbi seeking her Ilana. If you fit the description (or understand the reference at all, honestly), send me a message and maybe we can get into some shenanigans.
What I’m doing with my life
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Achievement unlocked: No longer in life limbo! Last year I moved halfway across the east coast in the hope that I might possibly be able to get a job or internship or into grad school soon. I bounced around for a while, worked a few shitty jobs, and had a couple of good internships that helped me figure out that I want to work as an art conservationist. If you know anything about it, it's a really competitive, difficult path, and unpaid internships are a big part. So I'm currently taking supplemental Chemistry and Art classes and doing my first internship in Portland this May-August. Grad school is 2-3 years away (hopefully).

Actually, that's kinda what I am going to be doing with my life. On a Be-Here-Now level I'm running, drinking tea, learning to draw, learning about chemical compounds, writing and reading a hell of a lot of poetry, falling in love with strangers on the metro, pondering word origins, starting my own photography business (,, making up new (usually disgusting) cocktails, and being WAY too fascinated with snow.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Anything, the first time I try it. I have crazy beginner's luck. Overall, I'm bad at talking on phones, decent at taking pictures, and great with directions. I have a knack for finding music that will become popular some months later.

I've also recently learned that I'm a real pro at making stupid hats look even worse.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My eyes. Yes, my eyes are really blue. I picked them out myself, thanks!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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This might take a while.

Books: Love in the Time of Cholera, Feed, Franny and Zooey, World War Z, Anthem, Annie on My Mind, The Penelopiad, the Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips, Sweat by ZNH, Sci-Fi-y short stories, cookbooks.

Movies: The Life Aquatic, Science of Sleep, Seven Pounds, Imagine Me and You, Wristcutters: a love story, The Invention of Lying, God Bless America, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Jerk, the Constant Gardener, anything Kubrick.

TV: How I Met Your Mother, Firefly, Buffy (ok, fine, ANYTHING Whedon), House, Exes and Ohs, The L Word, How It's Made, Chopped, Top Shot, Top Gear, Tosh.0 (UCF alum woot!), Orange is the New Black like woah, IT Crowd, the Office, the Guild, Modern Family, Bob's Burgers! Will and Grace forevverrrrr.

Music: Mountain Goats, Fleet Foxes (whom I swore never to like), Stornoway, Typhoon, Stars, the Decemberists, Regina Spektor, Sufjan Stevens, Hey Marsailles, Noah and the Whale, Ingrid Michaelson, Mirah, Jaymay, Inara George, Architecture in Helsinki, Tori Amos, Ani Difranco, Opus Orange, Mumford and Sons, Tegan and Sara, Of Montreal, River City Extension, Radical Face, Beirut, Benni Hemm Hemm, Kishi Bashi, Ra Ra Riot, Sea Bear, Sigur Ros, Iron and Wine, Rogue Wave, Teitur, Hey Rosetta, Alexi Murdoch, Emilliana Torrini, Thao and the Get Down Stay Downs, Kaki King, The New Pornographers, Sea Wolf, Joshua Radin, The Shins, Fionn Regan, A.C. Newman, Frightened Rabbit, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Fleetwood Mac, Shawn Colvin, Rachmaninov, Holst.

*If you like: Snow Patrol, Lady Gaga, or Jack Johnson, it might be hard for us to be friends.

**I seem to keep running into bluegrass in VA. If you have an opinion about it or any brilliant suggestions, I'm trying to gauge my feelings toward it.

Food: If it's edible, lemme at it! Thai is my favorite, and of course sushi.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
music|camera|art|the beach|honeybees|cherries
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to fix all of the world's problems.

Where we come from, if existence is cyclical (not just on an individual lifespan level, but that too).

False binaries of gender, disability, sexuality and forming clever plots to patiently subvert them.

How a word or phrase or social norm came to be. Sometimes I'll find myself at the end of a 2 or 3 minute train of thought where I've made up an entire detailed scenario about how these things may or may not have happened.

Recently I think about Organic Chemistry pretty much always.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
If I'm not hanging out with my friends at one or another of our apartments, I might be at home reading or crafting or even just watching an old sci fi movie.

I'm always up for finding a new bar or restaurant, or going to a show or performance. Though I haven't been going as much lately, because of school, I'm always down for a spoken word open mic, karaoke, impromptu swing dancing, or discovering a new dive bar. I don't tend to like club-esque places that are so loud I can't hear myself think over the music, but I do like to dance and beer is just super. If you know the "best bar in Portland" I definitely want to talk to you.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have severe anxiety. Not the gee-I'm-stressed-because-of-this-challenging-life-event kind, the overwhelming-fear-of-death-out-of-nowhere-and-now-I-can't-breathe-or-move kind. I've had it for about 3 years and I'm actively managing it, but I still have rare days when it's running the show. It's something potential friends/mates should be aware of.

On a lighter note, I'll also admit that when I open your profile for the first time I scroll immediately to the section that describes your musical preferences and then decide if I'm going to read the other parts and look at your pictures. I harbor the unhealthy superstition that I can recognize awesome people solely on the basis of shared musical taste.
You should message me if
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-You want a going-out buddy and you have somewhat similar taste (beer, music and poetry at least, as those are some of my preferred activities).
-You know not-touristy things to do in Portland
-You know a good tea place.
-You're just bored out of your mind...
-Honestly, you probably should just message me.

If your idea of a perfect day is discovering awesome music or poetry and then getting drunk and going to an art museum, please message me immediately.