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I was born in the Midwest and raised in Texas. In 2010 I moved to
the Chicago area and couldn't be happier. There's way more to do
here than I could ever get around to, and I get to live close to my
sister and her family (two adorable nieces and a nephew) in Oak
Park. Since moving here, I have sold my car and committed myself to
biking or taking public transportation everywhere. I love it! Right
now, I live in Oak Park, but I am moving into Chicago in mid March.
What I’m doing with my life
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Professionally, I've done a lot of different things, including
public policy, graphic design, art, and teaching. Though it would
probably serve me well to specialize in one thing, I don't seem to
be wired that way. Right now, I direct marketing activities for a
wonderful real estate company while also nurturing an active art
career (sculpture and drawing).
I’m really good at
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making sure I'm constantly learning and challenging myself. Over
the years, I have earned advanced degrees in both international
relations and art (an odd combination, I agree). I enjoy finding
solutions to problems, especially visual ones. I am also good at
making people laugh, because I find humor in many situations.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I honestly have no idea. One former girlfriend told me she thought
I was European when she first saw me and was disappointed when I
had an American accent.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Authors I've enjoyed recently include Haruki Marakami, Zadie Smith,
Philip Roth, Barbara Kingsolver, and Eckhart Tolle.
Based on my iTunes collection, groups and musicians that get four
or five stars are Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, The Beach Boys, John
Coltrane, The Pretenders, REM, and the Shins, to name a few.
I grew up in San Antonio, Texas and have traveled quite a bit in
Mexico, so Mexican food is way up there, but I like a wide variety
of cuisines. It would be easier to name foods I don't like.
Meatloaf and peas come to mind....
I love too many movies to mention here, but if I base my choices on
movies I can watch multiple times and enjoy, the list shortens
substantially and would include The Godfather (Parts I and II),
Cinema Paradiso, Spellbound, The Sound of Music, Gladiator, and
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
are my family, friends, bicycle, tennis shoes, drawing pens, and
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how to be a more at peace with myself and how to balance the many
interests in my life. I have a daily meditation practice and work
out five times per week (weights, running/cardio).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
attending an art opening, relaxing over a beer at my favorite
restaurant, or watching a movie at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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is that I am a Type A person who desires to become more of a Type B
person, or at least an A- or B+. I am getting there.
You should message me if
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you are young at heart, love to laugh, and enjoy exploring the city
on foot or on bicycle.
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