I'm the girl your mother warned you about. I can't stop working or creating and I'm always trying to find something that interests me. I question everything which fuels a restlessness for something new to learn and explore. I enjoy playful debates with a well matched partner who doesn't get caught up in their ego. Afterwards I prefer to negotiate a peace treaty over a pint of Americone Dream and a horror movie.
In my spare time I go to museums, concerts, the local watering hole, theme parks, and new restaurants. I love to SCUBA, kayak, hike, play the guitar, badly salsa dance, and hang out with my adoptive yogi family.
In general I'm attracted to other smart, sexy, funny, weirdos who have their feet on the ground and their eyes on the horizon.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently I fill my time studying psycho-babble, trying to invest in more student loans, and preparing for a flawed standardized test. In other words, I'm totally stoked to get some extra letters behind my name in order to help others!
I’m really good at
Putting a positive spin on any situation, looking at the obstacles
that life presents me as opportunities to grow, and laughing along
I can also sing all of "One Week" by the Barenaked Ladies without
messing up. Don't act like you're not impressed.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been told that I have a good heart. I'm sure that the medical
school I donate my remains to will be thrilled.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood), Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut), Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman), Stiff (Mary Roach), Gang Leader for a Day (Sudhir Venkatesh), A Visit from the Goon Squad ( Jennifer Egan) and Keats.
Movies: Gangs of New York, Winter's Bone, Princess Mononoke, Time Crimes, Silence of the Lambs, Dawn of the Dead (both versions), The Alien series, Dr. Strangelove, Moon, and Pixar movies.
Shows: Sherlock, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, How I Met Your Mother, Oddities, An Idiot Abroad, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, House of Cards, Mad Men, Twin Peaks, Top Chef, Deadliest Warrior, No Reservations, Portlandia, Star Trek, Bob's Burgers, nature/space docs.
Music: David Bowie, Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Andrew Bird, Jack White, The Kinks.
Food: Southern soul food, Thai curries, noodles, tamales, Indian cuisine. I'm just as comfortable at a hole in the wall burger joint as I am at an upscale vegan cafe.
The six things I could never do without
My record player, the smell of old books, a good pair of boots,
hairbands, a pocket knife, and a pen.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How awesome science is, whether I should get a tattoo or not, how to quit smoking, what I should read next, and why people think that liking both dogs and cats is a bad thing on this site. How does that make any sense?
On a typical Friday night I am
Enjoying the city. Whether I'm hunting down some music, having a drink with friends, trying something I haven't eaten before or exploring the parks, I'm typically up for a little adventure.
Saturday's are my full on introvert day where I watch a movie, read and try my best not to get out of bed.
You should message me if
Just message me. I don't care if your first message is clever or
not. Just give me a conversation and I'll roll with it if I'm
interested in you.
I'm not interested in:
- People with children
- Long distance communication
- People who spend *all* of their free time playing videogames or
smoking weed. If I'm with you, I want to go outside and play. :)