I'm a single queerdo that lives in Oakland with my two dogs, and box turtle (oh la la! so gay!). I'm a paramedic and have been working on an ambulance for 12 years and I love it. I flip flop between human and veterinary emergency medicine. I am female bodied and I'm proud to be the "dying butch breed" but some female pronouns make me feel weird. For example, a recent date referred to me as "Brewster's mom." I'm his dad, damn it. My dogs are my kids. For serious. Recent quote from an ex regarding my dogs and I: "My dogs are fucking magic. Anyone who does not love them, vanishes." We are a group package (I said "package"). I love vintage motorcycles (I have two), beer (go Anchor Steam), photography, cemeteries, dogs, all animals in general, classic rock, vintage vinyl, rolled up Levi's, white tee shirts, Pendletons, plaid (I know, I know), and spending time with my friends and family (I seriously have the best of both). I have a wicked, if not at times inappropriate and/or morbid sense of humor and am easy going and laid back. I am known for really bad puns. I have an old school vintage look and try to look cool but I'll usually ruin it within 10 minutes of meeting you by lots of inappropriate laughter, bad jokes, a spilled drink, and/or lots of "that's what she said comments." A dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste.
What I’m doing with my life
I work full time but I always find time to play. I volunteer my time whenever I can for miscellaneous organizations that need medical aid including two local roller derby leagues and various animal rescue groups. I take a lot of road trips with my dogs and love to find new pup friendly places. I foster shelter and rescue dogs/puppies as often as possible. I like to get lost on long motorcycle rides. I love to laugh as much as possible. I recently got back on to roller skates after 30 years or so after being persuaded by some derby friends. If you're reading this, I have probably survived so far *knocks on wood*.
I’m really good at
Knowing the name of every classic rock song that comes on the radio within a second of the first guitar chord, puns, bad jokes, medical stuff, riding motorcycles, showing up, being a stellar friend and partner, listening, and making people laugh even if they are rolling their eyes when they do it.
The first things people usually notice about me
My name is "different". The fact that I probably tripped when I
walked into the room (accident prone like, whoa). I get referred to
as "sir" or "young man" a lot. I am often told that I am "well put
together". I think this is a compliment but I haven't quite figured
out what this means. I often have two small dogs wearing hoodies
with me. I'm polite and have good manners. I laugh a lot. I'm nice.
My eyebrows. Oh, and I hear I smell pretty good.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Little Prince is my all time favorite and it speaks to
me on many levels. Mary Roach. Raymond Carver. Oscar Wilde. Hella
medical books ALL the time. I'm a major medical nerd.
Movies: Grease and Xanadu (I kinda have a thing for Olivia Newton
John), The Outsiders, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, The Breakfast
Club, Big Fish, But I'm A Cheerleader, All Over Me, anything
starring Clark Griswold, horror flicks in general. Shows: American
Horror Story, The Walking Dead. I don't generally watch much TV and
if I do it's Netflix, FTW. I don't even have cable.
Music: Def Leppard, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Jeff Buckley, Journey,
Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, The Beatles, ELO, Boston,
Billy Squier..this list would be way too long. My favorite type of
music is 70's and 80's rock and I know every band from that genre
well. I always, always win the game of "guess the song on the
Food: SPICY! Thai and Indian are my favorites. I'm a vegetarian but
not one of "those" vegetarians. I'm not bothered by what other
The six things I could never do without
My sweet pups, Kenickie and Brewster (if you know where Kenickie's
name came from, you rule).
My record player.
Sex (lez be honest).
7. (I'm a rebel, Dottie) Emergency medicine. I love my job and it
is part of my identity.
8. Roller derby. *swoooooon*
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Staying gold, like Pony Boy. The meaning of life. Death. Love.
Gender identity. If my dogs really love me because I'm me, or
because I'm a supply of endless food and heat. Roller derby. The
pathophysiology of illnesses and disease. How to leave the world a
better place than I found it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Trying not to break my face, or anything else for that matter, on a roller rink somewhere.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can be a little aloof to try to hide behind a tough guy exterior
but I'm a big softy at heart (softy? softie? ugh. whatevs). But
don't tell anyone. "I got a rep to protect."
You should message me if
You would like to have a light hearted, fun, sweet date and laugh your ass off. You think we share some common ground. You're into the type of "girl" who sends straight women and children running and screaming out of public restrooms. I am also totally down to make new platonic friends. Most of my friends have paired up and shacked up, and I would love to have more single friends to go out with.