Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Briefly, I am caring, funny, thoughtful, active, and adventurous,
ready for long-term commitment with the right person.
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
I recognize a friend by s/he who laughs generously at my jokes.
Sometimes run in a new agey or hippie circle, but am often amongst
the more ironic participants. I'm very close to my mom and my
sister, and a doting aunt to my niece and nephew who live
There are all manner of things I’d love to try or do more of, on
dates or otherwise. I love to travel, have lived internationally,
and am most stimulated by developing countries. Travel destinations
on my wish list include Brazil, Ireland and Scotland, West and
South Africa, Seattle and Vancouver, and so on and so on.
(CambridgeKookla is a misnomer ever since I moved across the border
in summer '13 to Somerville after 6 years in 02139.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
For work, I'm in a new (March '15) job as a project manager for an
educational group travel company. I really enjoy my coworkers and
their commitment to their mission. Plus they sent me to Cuba
already so I ain't complaining.
I worked in international development and obesity prevention before
travel. Project management is the constant.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
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, non-fiction writing, cooking a smattering of
vegetarian and other dishes, giving and receiving affection, toasts
and speeches for loved ones at special events.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
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, genuine, compassionate, and organized.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Movies: Pina, Boyhood, Happy Go Lucky, The Wrestler, School of
Rock, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Man on Wire, Frances Ha, Almodovar
TV: Downton Abbey and Louie CK are the only shows I'm totally loyal
Music: Gillian Welch, Brandi Carlile, Neil Young, lots of other
folk/rock, Lauryn Hill, Ethiopian jazz and vocalists, some pop (ex.
Lorde, Sia), indie rock, etc. Emphasis on etc. I suppose I fall
healthily left of center on the folk/rock spectrum, and most other
spectra for that matter.
Books: My track record with books was not so great there for a
while. I tend to like but not love a lot of the books I read. Those
phenomenon combined results in me not easily being able to prattle
off favorite books. I have been reading a fair bit more recently,
though, and liked Nobody's Fool (Richard Russo), The Power of Now,
and am currently enjoying Dry (Augusten Burroughs).
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. Eat lots of fruits and veggies. Beer,
wine, and cocktails.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Family, friends, music, dance, hugs, and kisses.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
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.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
There really isn't a typical Friday night. I'm active/social a few
evenings a week, more often that's on the weekend but not always.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
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!" I think it's
the New Yorker in me. It's all friendly and appropriate, promise :)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You've got a sense of humor (ripsnorting hilarious is great - silly
and playful are good, too :)), kind, active, and a strong
You have the time and are in the right emotional space to integrate
someone new into your life.
Who are you looking for?
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