Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I wear many hats figuratively and many more scarves literally. I
would rather be mediocre at many things than incredible at a few
things (although this often comes back to bite me in my insecure
butt). I'd like to think I'm open-minded, and I try to be nice. The
world is a beautiful place full of beautiful things and even more
beautiful people; any country/city is an opportunity to learn and
enjoy things you never thought you would before.
Also, British TV is the best. And if you don't like Tex-Mex food or
Indian music (of any variety), I suggest you turn away now.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a graduate student focusing on Political Anthropology (if you
don't know what it is, Google it). In my free time, I enjoy
dancing, learning music, and scaring away people who say they "just
want to meet someone different" by being...well...different.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Learning and singing songs in other languages. Not even learning
other languages. Just the songs. And I know what they mean when I
Also, calling out people who are racist or sexist. Keep this in
The first things people usually notice about me
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To quote the Madeline intro song: "She may be very tiny,
diminutive, petite, but that has never stopped her from [trying to
be] pretty neat!"
After that, I have been told that I am endearingly talkative and
actually kinda funny. And that I have a mischievous face (hmm…?).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Non-fiction (history or social sciences, generally) and
comedy. Favorite book ever is "Fierce Pajamas," an anthology of
comedy writing from the New Yorker.
Movies/Shows: Make me laugh.
All three of the above can be summed up with the followings: Steve
Martin and Woody Allen.
BUT, other favorite comics include: Russell Peters (because duh),
Eugene Mirman, Flight of the Conchords, Maria Bamford, Stella, and
David Mitchell. And if you don't like Archer or Arrested
Development, we probably won't be friends.
Music: I hate the term "World Music." Just because it's the rest of
the world to us doesn't mean they don't have genres and styles of
their own. That said, I've studied Indian, Javanese, and Middle
Eastern music. Also, anything with heavy bass makes me super happy.
Been on an electro-swing kick lately (after my longass Die Antwoord
Food: All of it. Junk/Expensive. If it's tasty, I like it. Current
guiltiest pleasure: Double-fried pork belly from a local Chinese
place. But I normally order it with eggplant/broccoli on the side
to not hate myself for getting it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
4. Books (on everything, particularly the social sciences. And
anything by James Thurber, S.J. Perelman, Dorothy Parker, or Gerald
5. Other cultures (Not quite sure how to phrase this, but I love
studying other cultures and people. So...that's now a thing)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
what makes me happy and how I'm going to find it. Right now, that
means figuring out how to use my interests to help people.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
enjoying that sweet, bohemian, bachelorette life in my sweet,
bohemian bachelorette pad with my awesome friends smoking hookah,
watching horrendously bad Bollywood movies, and not getting too
drunk because I probably have to teach dance the next morning. If I
do leave my apartment, it'll be for somewhere that's not an
obnoxiously loud bar (looking at you, Atlas).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm allergic to chickpeas and cats. The hippie dream of being a
vegan cat lady is, alas, unachievable. Related: I fill the ensuing
voids in my life with dance and bacon.
You should message me if
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a) you ask me questions about myself and can hold a conversation,
cause there ain't nothin' sadder than matching with a cute person
and finding out they don't know how to get to know people.
b) you understand my frustration when I wonder why, for the love of
god, people say "Namaste" to me in reality or in okcupid
c) you enjoy geeking out about your chosen field of study/work as
much as you enjoy a crazy dance party for one: a lot
d) you can spend two weeks traveling around/falling in love with a
third-world country without modern amenities/complaining about
e) you are not a creep or a jerk.
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