Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
A colleague described me as "You get stuff done, have some snark,
and say what you think." That kinda sums me up -- both at work and
in my personal life.
Although from a big family with roots in rural upstate New York,
I've been enjoying NYC and its random bits of wonderful for over 20
years. Kayaking on the Hudson, indoor or outdoor bocce ball,
Carnegie Hall, biking on Randall's Island, miniature golf on
Governor's Island. Jimmy Stewart at a Bryant Park movie, museum
exhibits, making gingerbread houses with the kids, opera, and
attempting the tango on a Hudson River pier. I aspire to be
outdoorsy and recently have had a blast rediscovering cross-country
skiing, but I'm no athlete. I dig public radio (WNYC, WFUV, WBGO).
Equally comfortable in jeans, LBD, fishnets and cowboy boots.
Setting aside the laundry list of activities and interests, the
important values that I hope to share: kindness, community, hard
work, curiosity and integrity.
My age and photos are accurate.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Mothering two brilliant and lovely girls (ages 8 & 12), who
primarily live with me.
I transitioned a few years ago to my DREAM job, doing policy work
in support of legal services for the poor. I can't say that I'm
saving the world, but it's WAY better than my former life as a big
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cooking, but no delusions about opening a restaurant or getting on
the Food Network.
Being a fierce advocate.
Figuring things out and getting things done.
The first things people usually notice about me
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The wild and (increasingly) gray-streaked hair. The green eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I appreciate quality, but am not too fussy and always eager to try
new things. A sampling:
It's a Wonderful Life, The Red Balloon, The Thin Man series, Do the
Right Thing, Philadelphia.
Pink makes me shake my bootie; John Legend makes me swoon. Liking
Alabama Shakes. Enjoyed my first opera a couple years ago. Hope to
get back to Mamou, Louisiana on a Saturday morning to hear the
house band and dance with the crawfish farmers.
Rachel Maddow, The Good Wife, Top Chef, Jon Stewart. Was a fan of
Weeds, The Wire, and Homicide.
Savory over sweet. Red over white. Tap over bottled. Cooking for
others over going out (usually).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Potato chips (sometimes, dark chocolate)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My to-do list. Menu planning. Nonprofit infrastructure.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
It could be anything. I like Friday nights -- they've always struck
me as the time of the week with the most possibility.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I was on the math team in high school.
Despite my bravado, sometimes I get weary and need a little
tenderness. As the kids say, bonus points if you know the
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You've got old school manners, progressive politics, common sense
and enthusiasm. Pretty please, say what you mean and mean what you
You're looking for a meaningful relationship and maybe to fall in
love again. GGG would be a nice bonus (which, for me, does not mean
poly or FWB).
Thank you for respecting my preferred age range.
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