I previously thought of internet dating as a way to pre-screen folks in a way you couldn't do otherwise in a bar or at the supermarket or wherever, and thought that was a good thing. And it is --kinda-- but there are many pitfalls along that line of thinking. I can share my philosophy with you if you like, but I'll save it for now. Suffice it to say that I'm now using this as a tool to meet people I wouldn't meet otherwise. I have no expectations of meeting "the one" or anything. If that does happen, then yay! But for now, just meeting some cool-ass people with whom I can talk shit and do things would be about forty types of sweet.
Reader's Digest Version about me: I am an iconoclastic progressive-liberal-heathen-bohemian singer who loves to write (as this profile will prove). I do not worship a deity, nor do I accept Jesus Christ as my personal savior. Just thought I'd mention that up front in case this was a problem for you. MBTI: ENTJ
A little bit more: I'm one of those people who is equally left and right-brained, so I feel both out of place and like I belong everywhere at the same time. With my music friends, I'm the square who wants structure and order. At work, I'm the "singing lady" with the crazy hairstyles, colors, and ideas.
I live for music. The Nietzsche quote "Without music, life would be a mistake" is my maxim. I simply cannot imagine my life without it. I can find something to love within every genre and have quite the representation in the 7000+ contents of my iPod. I love to be introduced to new things and would love to go see some live music with you cool kids.
I am a singer with a full-time day job --and as a testament to the equal employment of both hemispheres of my brain-- I love the hell out of both. I had to take a hiatus from singing over the last year, but now I'm DYING to perform again. My job and my passion seem totally disparate, but they are a perfect example of my many (seeming) contradictions. I may appear to be an enigma wrapped in a mystery, but I am really quite easy to understand if you are paying attention. For some reason, my straightforwardness confuses people.
Fun is important to me. I love to laugh (for a long time, very hard and loudly --friends love to mimic my laugh), and that includes laughing at myself sometimes. My sense of humor ranges from dry and sarcastic to off-beat and slapstick. (I am a sucker for satire!) I can drop in a joke at pretty much any point during a conversation. I can be silly, witty, serious and warm in equal measure. I love conversing with and getting to know people. I talk rapidly and do this using my hands. I have been referred to as “animated" and "expressive." Even if I am not speaking, all you have to do is look at my face to see what it is I'm not saying.
I say "dude" a lot. Not unlike this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyMSSe7cOvA
I am a total nerd-geek who loves to learn, reveres grammar, and is into Fantasy and Sci-Fi. I love defying whatever preconceived notion you have of me. I live for learning about people and consider myself an amateur anthropologist. My username is a reference to the fact that –like tofu—I tend to take on the “flavors” of whatever I’m immersed in, causing people to be confused about my origins. I was born in Brooklyn and have lived my whole life in a 10-mile radius. I've traveled to many places in the world and can't think of anyplace else I'd rather be.
Josephine Baker, Nona Hendryx and Tina Turner are my "patron saints." I can swear like a drunken sailor on leave on occasion and dance like an extra on Solid Gold. I am almost always singing. I am not afraid to sweat. I am a progressive liberal. I'm intolerant of intolerance. I love to travel, learn, read, and think. I like people who make me think. I am who I am, not who people want me to be. I like philanthropic activities and animals.