Gardenia84
31 Redwood City, CA
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My self-summary
I'm a native Northern Californian and just a regular, laid-back chick. I keep it simple.
What I’m doing with my life
Working in reproductive health. Getting my Masters in Psychology. Planning my next vacation.
I’m really good at
- Watching movies
- Discussing feminism & social justice
- Saying hi to pets on the street
- Eating Nutella out of the jar with a spoon
- Not running marathons
- Cooking/Baking
The first things people usually notice about me
I'd like to think that people notice that "Je ne sais quoi" quality about me but I'm probably wrong.

People probably notice that I'm shy and that I wear glasses sometimes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Zeitoun by David Eggers, Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, Bossy Pants by Tina Fey, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, Maus by Art Spiegelman. Anything by Edward Albee or Tennessee Williams

Movies: Mystic River, Gone With the Wind, The Secret in Their Eyes, The Royal Tenenbaums, Shame, The Graduate, Coming to America, Even the Rain, When Harry Met Sally, The Orphanage, All about Eve. Anything by Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock, and Quentin Tarantino.

Shows: Breaking Bad, Parks and Rec, House of Cards, Arrested Development, Curb your Enthusiasm, Portlandia, The Walking Dead, The Howard Stern Show.

Comedians: Paul Mooney, David Cross, Louie CK, Collin Quinn, Tina Fey, Dave Chappelle, Bill Murray, Ricky Gervais, Hannibal Buress, Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, etc (I had to include this category because I’m a comedy nerd)

Music: The Beatles, Sufjan Stevens, Cat Power, Billie Holiday, Regina Spektor, Notorious BIG, Julieta Venegas, Manu Chao.

Podcasts: This American Life, The Moth, Invisibilia, How Did This Get Made.

Food: Greek, Mexican, Creole, Soul Food, Thai, Cheeseburgers, Sushi. I have an adventurous palate. I love cooking and trying new restaurants. (picky eaters kind of drive me crazy, sorry)
The six things I could never do without
Great films
My family
Conan O'Brien
Travel
Curiosity
Mexican food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why people act the way they do. What my next meal will be.
How having an excess of options with online dating is hindering our ability to make decisions and be happy.
On a typical Friday night I am
At the movies. Drinking wine. Out to dinner with friends. At the gym. Shooting up meth. <---That last one is a lie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've never read George Orwell's 1984 but I really want to.

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I love men with beards and black rimmed glasses (but that's no secret).
You should message me if
If you love Louis CK as much as I do. (Probably means we have a similar sense of humor)

Also if you think we might be compatible and have great chemistry.
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