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CambridgeKookla

34 F Cambridge, MA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 10:55am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 2″ (1.57m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Virgo, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Other
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Okay), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
CambridgeKookla is a misnomer ever since I moved across the border in summer '13 to Somerville after 6 years in 02139. SomervilleKookla now.

Briefly, I am caring, funny, thoughtful, active, and adventurous, ready for long-term commitment with the right person. I’ve come to know and accept myself quite well. Loved ones tell me that I'm beautiful inside and out and that they're not just tooting my horn!

(Breaking the flow here to say that I almost never respond to QuickMatch "likes", so please send a personal note if interested).

So...
I love to dance, to sing, travel, outdoor rec (hiking, biking, cross-country skiing), yoga, film, food, drink, hardy laughs, getting away for the weekend, or schlubbing around my apartment in my pajamas. I've taken circus arts class in the last year and really enjoyed that. Music is also very important and a random sample of my collection includes Dylan, Gillian Welch, Nick Lowe, Lauryn Hill, The Beatles, Neil Young, Feist, Ethiopian jazz and vocalists, Antony & The Johnsons, some indie rock, etc. I suppose I fall healthily left of center on the folk/rock spectrum, and most other spectra for that matter.

I'm very close to my parents and sister, and am a doting aunt to my niece and nephew who live locally. That said, I'm not married to Boston, but for personal reasons I don't want to move too far away in the foreseeable future, either.

While not without my vices, I do for the most part strive to live a healthy, balanced life. My spirit starts to feel very cramped if I don't have regular doses of beauty and inspiration, whether through music, dancing, watching dance, literature, nature, etc. I recognize a friend by s/he who laughs generously at my jokes. I sometimes run in a new agey or hippie circle/scene, but am usually amongst the more ironic participants. I recently (fall '13) started meditating more and am finding it valuable.

I have a real knack for finding affordable treasures in the trove (events, restaurants) and devising quirky, spontaneous plans. There are all manner of things I’d love to try or do more of, on dates or otherwise, including: salsa dancing; walk around/have a bite in local neighborhoods/cities I haven’t been to; more ambitious road trips (Berkshires, please); see more live music (Club Passim, Lizard Lounge); return to Gloucester and the DeCordova; going to the opera (never been); etc etc. Travel destinations on my wishlist include Brazil, Ireland and Scotland, maritime Canada, and a southern US road trip. I've lived internationally and am most stimulated by developing countries.
What I’m doing with my life
For work, I manage obesity prevention studies for a non-profit research institute. I put a great deal of thought into my work, yet am not defined by my career.
I’m really good at
Making people laugh, making myself laugh, listening, dance improvisation, honoring commitments, befriending children, riding a bike in the city, remembering song lyrics, taking care of myself, giving thoughtful gifts, barking like a dog (not a sexual reference), massage, getting shit done, Words with Friends, non-fiction writing, driving and parallel parking, cooking (good, if not *really* good), giving and receiving affection, toasts and speeches for loved ones at special events.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have several different laughs and one of them is an onomatopoeic "ha ha ha." Some recurring compliments include high emotional IQ and nice butt (unrelated ;)), genuine, compassionate, and organized.

The first thing I notice about you is whether you're smiling in your main profile pic and hopefully some others, too. Looking for warmth in the smile/eyes combo, and hoping my pictures reflect the same.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Recent good reads include Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, The Power of Now (not a perfect book, but an insightful one), and Nobody's Fool, by Richard Russo. I’ve had a poor track record with books in recent years, but have adopted a more regimented routine recently and bagged an interesting book on behavioral economics and a couple of personal growth ones in the past few months.

Movies: Pina, Persepolis, Happy Go Lucky, The Wrestler, School of Rock, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the original), Man on Wire, Gadjo Dilo, and Latcho Drom.

TV: Downton Abbey, Louie CK, Girls, etc

Music: (see Self-Summary)

Food and drink: There are few foods that I don't like. Indian and Greek food and ice cream rank pretty high. I have vegetarian leanings but enjoy meat, too. Historically, I’m a beer and wine girl, but lately have developed an appreciation for cocktails.
The six things I could never do without
Family, friends, music, dance, hugs, and kisses.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to engineer a satisfying career, human nature, friendship and relationships generally, men, the have and have nots, dance/movement, my niece and nephew, my many blessings, music, and what to have for my next meal.
On a typical Friday night I am
Weekend nights often look like dinner and/or movie, dancing, drinks with friends. Friday nights in are nice, too.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a vocal bus rider..."can everybody move back, please?" Or, to the driver of a full bus, "you have to stop the bus for the poor guy at this stop up here, it's freezing out there!" Not really a private admission, just says something about me, I think...may be the New Yorker in me.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 31–44
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
...attributes I value (not reasonable to expect of any one person) include: Present and engaging. Smart, but not pedantic. Confident, but humble. Playful at least, ripsnorting sense of humor at best. Politically engaged. Aesthetic appreciator, but not materialistic or wasteful. Physically active, off beat, generous in spirit, "emotionally articulate" (able to communicate honestly and with maturity), and kindness.

...you have the time and are in the right emotional space to integrate someone new into your life.