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Anthro_Allusions

30 F Sacramento, CA

My Details

Last Online
Jun 30, 2009
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 1″ (1.55m)
Body Type
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Religion
Other, and very serious about it
Sign
Aquarius, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Working on masters program
Job
Education
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
I find it difficult to articulate myself as an essentialized person. For this reason I will try to slowly add content here as I consider more relevant ideas to aid other users in trying to get to know me.

Professionally I am a life-long academic and consider my love-affair with academia to be integral to the whole of my existence. The study of anthropology, I believe, is the result of the pure, empirical component of the human psyche. However, I also feel strongly that science and art cannot be defined in binary terms. Anthropology is not only the apex at which all academic thought meets, but where the boundaries between art and science blur. Perhaps it's because I see myself as the culmination of competing identity indicators that I am connected so strongly with anthropology.

I am a deeply passionate person, and direct my intensity towards all aspects of my life. There is never a half-way; I pour myself into my relationships, projects, hobbies and academic pursuits wholeheartedly. I am loyal and very trustworthy, and expect the same from those I surround myself with.

Despite my fiery disposition, I am fairly laid-back and take time to enjoy the small pleasures and wonders life has to offer. Everything seems to move so fast, and so many treasures seem to get lost in the wake of passing time. I enjoy sunny naps in the grass, long walks, stargazing and I am a hobby photographer. I sing and dance in the shower, the market and pretty much anywhere the mood strike; I don't regulate my quirkiness, unless it is totally inappropriate or distracts from another person's enjoyment.

I am looking for someone to share my wide span on interests with. I am very independent, but need the occasional hug at the end of particularly challenging days. I enjoy outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, and camping. However, I am also fond of video games, arts/crafts and entertaining for friends. I am hoping to meet someone who also wants to get pushed by the wind and do as much as possible in this life. I don't like drama and prefer a more mellow existence.

As I evaluate my interpersonal experiences I will add more content to this section. My academic training has guided my writing style in very specific ways, so I struggle with appearing clinical or condescending. I am neither, just direct and honest.

I am anthropological, imaginative, and passionate
What I’m doing with my life
Currently I am working on an MA in Cultural Anthropology. My focus is urban identities and globalization. I see many opportunities in my future, even ones that may take me far away. While school and my career plans are not the only focus of my life, I know that they will get me closer to my other desires. At this stage in my life I am willing to let myself be carried with the tide, entrusting entirely in my intuition.
I’m really good at
I consider myself to be very logical when it comes to issues of morality, preferences and activities. However, I can sometimes be confused by my emotions, especially when considering myself.

I am a very successful student, and have a strong work ethic. Despite my education, I come from a humble, working class background. No matter what accolades I will obtain, I believe that no one is above hard work; when times are tough, roll up the sleeves and get a little dirty. (My high school job included shoveling sludge from a basement-level museum repository when the nearby river would overflow. Isn't that a dainty image?!)

Mechanically inclined, I am usually very good at fixing household problems. Sometimes I take things apart just so I can put them back together. When things can't be fixed in a traditional means, I can get a bit "creative." My sophomore roommate would probably tell you a very funny story about a "cable hammock" I made from duct tape, a fluorescent lighting fixture and a television cable that was just too short.

My friends and peers often come to me for advice of all kinds. I try to evaluate a situation as objectively as possible. Sometimes this can be challenging because I will not lie, under any circumstance. However, the truth can be painful and work very hard at trying to protect others from pain. I have a tenancy to compare people to animals...so jeans shopping might involve the phrase "baboon butt," but only out of love and consideration.

One of my guilty pleasures is writing internet fiction. It's a way for me to exercise my imagination that extends beyond academics. There is something about the experience that allows me to pluck preexisting characters out of their traditional environments and place them in a new one that appeals to me. Besides, it can be awfully sexy sometimes.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am fairly petite, but carry a big personality. My humor is sharp and delightfully subversive. I work very hard to please others, especially to make those around me laugh. I am a bit of an "odd duck" so to speak, and I enjoy the freedoms that part of my persona allows. Of course, there is also my hair which I chose to dye brilliant shades of red all the time; my own naturally auburn-blond hair is very bland, and makes me feel very flat and common. Vibrant red empowers me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Academic Book - "Language and Symbolic Power" by Pierre Bourdieu
Fiction Book - "1984" by George Orwell
Article - "Panopticism" by Michele Foucault
Movie - "Gattaca"
Television Show - "Bones", "The X-Files", "Dollhouse"
Video Game - "Dynasty Warriors"
Band - The Cure
Song - "Glycerine" by Bush
Color - Red
Food - Sushi
Hobby - Writing
Paradigm - Post-structuralism
Fabric - Cotton
Season - Autumn
Animal - Doe
Place - Waterfalls
The six things I could never do without
1. My kin (immediate family and friends) - They are my alpha and omega.
2. Anthropology - *sign* my first love.
3. My gray matter - I value my intellect and sense of humor highly.
4. Books - Tomes of power and insight. (And, convenient furniture legs...)
5. Optimism - There is always a silver lining, it just may not be what we want.
6. Love - John Lennon said it best, "All you need is love."
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about people all of the time. I believe that anthropologists are generally people-watchers; individuals that observe others to gain deeper knowledge about themselves.
I am fascinated by the idiosyncrasies of the individual and try to understand how they come about through the transmission of culture and economics. Perhaps it is inherent in the social scientist to always experience the sensation of being on the outside looking in; I can't seem to disconnect from that part of my persona. I love people, and as a result, think about them a lot through many filters and structures.

As a fun mental exercise, I evaluate an individual based on my observations and knowledge of that person, and try to understand why they are they way they are. We are all situated in the stream of a historical process, and all of our experiences are stimuli. As a result, we are the product of those external pressures. It may sound terribly boring, but I enjoy a good mental exercise.
On a typical Friday night I am
I like to ponder everything "out there", just beyond my intellectual or literal reach. I enjoy progressive banter and board games that emphasize language skills. I try to keep my mind occupied at all times to ensure that the "muscle" is always being rigorously exercised. I really enjoy friendly debate over sushi and cocktails. Nothing brings people closer than prodding at the "deeper unknowns" together.

Of course, I am also a very big board game enthusiast. Scrabble, Scattegories and Apples to Apples are my favorites. This is great, because I also like to entertain at home, featuring one of my famous "punches." The potency of my liquid creations is mystifying, especially since they are make and served from an ambiguous water dispenser.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I do not engage in sexual activities casually. I prefer to establish an emotional and intellectual bond before allowing myself to become so vulnerable. Adamantly I believe intimacy to be very sacred, and to achieve ultimate gratification individuals must be able to give of themselves entirely. (Nirvana can only be achieved when both partners can trust wholly and without hesitation; and I am looking for nothing short of sensual paradise.)

Casual experiences do not provide the safety or connectedness that exclusive relationships do. While I am not sexually conservative, I am romantically monogamous. I feel that I have a lot of passion and love to give to a relationship, and therefore will not waste those energies on a casual encounter. It is my intention to save only the best of who I am for those who can appreciate my complexity and compassion, and are willing to give the same in return.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 22–46
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
If you are a happy, loving, loyal, honest, passionate and intellectually adventurous, then we may have some things in common. I am looking for love and friendship, and interested in meeting men that are looking for "the right girl" to experience the adventure of life with. If this sounds like you, then please, message me.