About me: I love life stories and getting to know what makes people unique. Long conversations about life, personal histories, and passions drive me. I'm empathetic and pretty darn open about myself (I will answer any question honestly or at least tell you why I can't answer it)--I try to elicit the same from others. I'm still not sure how I fit into the whole save the world thing but I'm working on it. I like laughing, tiger lilies, reading, puns (I really like puns), cats, brunch, people who bike with helmets, sunshine, beards, rain on car roofs, talking about feelings, and a whole bunch of other things. I share well and am excited and interested by the world.
I'm an East coast girl (Philadelphia) but I've been living in the Bay Area for 8 years. Though I miss the seasons and my family, I like being somewhere where I can go hiking any time of the year and where most people are pretty sex positive. While it has its drawbacks, I do like the liberal bubble.
If you're a Meyers-Briggs fan (which I'm not, especially), I'm an ENFP. Also, the religion box doesn't allow multiple options, so to clarify: I'm religiously atheist, culturally Jewish, and philosophically Quaker.
Helping people articulate their feelings in emails (I wish I could make a job out of helping people write important emotional emails)--I'm also good at articulating my own feelings.
Cooking red lentil soup.
Learning new board games.
Encouraging my friends to be sexually adventurous.
Nitpicking lice infested hair (all those summers as a camp counselor).
Staying in touch with those I love.
Making banana pancakes.
Using parenthesis to add additional information into a sentence.
Playing with kids.
Answering teens' questions about sex, birth control, and STIs.
Making origami cranes.
On a side note, I love love looking at other people's bookshelves. A book collection can provide fascinating insight (this is part of why I don't like the rise of the Kindle).
Movies: Away We Go, Little Women, 10 Things I Hate About You, Cruel Intentions, Secretary, Sexo con amor, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Center Stage, Laurel Canyon, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Dangerous Beauty, All the Real Girls, Teeth
(Though most of my favorite movies are rather trashy, most of the ones that I actually see and enjoy are much higher class--they're just not the ones I watch over and over)
TV: Mad Men, Friday Night Lights, House of Cards, Downton Abbey, Nashville, Velvet.
Music: Dar Wlliams, Vienna Teng, Feist, Jen Hamel, Damien Rice, Kate Rusby, Rhett Miller, Ben Folds, Iron & Wine, Nickel Creek, Ani Difranco, Joshua Radin, The Weepies, Indigo Girls, Blue Turtle Seduction, Ferron, Liz Phair (old stuff), most musicals, classical, and Disney
Food: vegetarian, eggplant anything, dessert with chocolate
2. Library card and a current book.
3. Rise Up Singing (the best compilation of folk song lyrics and chords)
4. Airplanes (talking on the phone is great but seeing people is even better)
5. 9 X 13" pan (brownies, baked tofu, eggplant parmesan are staples)
6.My polar-fleece, baby blue onsie complete with butt flap and feetsies. Kept me warm during those freezing east coast nights, still keeping me warm these foggy Bay Area nights.
On my favorite Friday night, I would be at a sing-along at the Castro.
Also, my name isn't Lily--that's just my favorite flower.
A) You are part of a couple looking to date as a couple or a single cis-woman looking to date a couple (gender-variant folks who are in a couple or single also welcome). Not open to single cis-men at this time.
B) You have interesting things to say/thoughtful questions that
aren't about my body/appearance.
C)You use reasonably correct grammar and full sentences.
D) You live in or very near the East Bay.
E) You are comfortable calling yourself a feminist.
F) You have some BDSM experience or are excited about it.
I am much more likely to respond to a longer message that shows you actually read my profile.