Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a mix of creative, physical, and technical. I was massage
therapist and tech support for one friend for a few years. I like
to run, have enjoyed indoor rock climbing in the past and could
easily be persuaded to pursue it again, and have a Concept 2 rowing
machine that my schedule hasn't let me use as much as I'd like
lately. I studied tai chi for a couple of years in Sacramento
before moving to San Francisco, and life has settled to the point
where I'm just about ready to get back to it.
I've been a tablet PC user since 2003, and am excited by the latest
developments in the category. Not so much with the iPad and Apple's
closed development environment, but with the form factor, Android,
and the potential of a webOS tablet. I'm also looking forward to
powerful but light Windows tablets, especially for the stylus &
While my social skills aren't well-suited to parties, I love
engaging conversation. Politics. History. Computers &
technology. Culture. I'm not so good at small talk, but if you want
to share an opinion, I'd love to engage you on it.
I'm a cat person. I'm hoping to move in the first part of next year
to have more space, and one of my priorities at that time will be
getting a cat again. I've been without feline companionship for too
long, and don't have enough close friends whose cats I can
Finally, I'm a fan of nuance. Details matter. Perhaps on the
questions section of the profile, we have some differences in areas
that are important to you. I've offered explanations with many of
the questions that may put some of those differences in a new
Oh, I'm also a bit more of a fan of the Chinese zodiac than the
western zodiac. Still just for fun, but I feel a better connection
and more complete representation as a Pig in the Garden.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a massage therapist with my degree in Chinese medicine.
Ultimately, I want to build a school for integrative medicine where
health providers in different modalities can learn to practice
together. I'd like to help alternative & complementary care
providers implement tech advancements in their practices,
especially with electronic health records and social
I'm also just starting a progressive-leaning political project with
the goal of making it easier for people to get informed about
important issues of the day while highlighting persistent attempts
to misinform. It may not go anywhere because I'm not a lawyer or a
journalist, and I haven't got any significant connections to people
who are or to prominent politicians. But I think it's a worthwhile
windmill at which to tilt, so we'll see where it goes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I absolutely love Pandora. I even got a smartphone for the first
time in 2010 just so I could listen at work. I've created a bunch
of stations, but my favorite I've called Alternative Rock: a Touch
of Whimsy. It introduced me to a singing comedian named Stephen
Lynch, and I found out Weird Al is still making music with "White
and Nerdy". Crash Test Dummies, They Might Be Giants, and the
Squirrel Nut Zippers are some of the other artists on the station.
There's a much broader range I'd be happy to share with you if
you're a Pandora fan as well.
I've been reading The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, about a
wizard detective. It's almost an adult version of Harry Potter,
though there are definite differences aside from being set in
Chicago rather than Great Britain. Timeless favorites include the
Dune series by Frank Herbert and the Count of Monte Cristo by
Dumas. I waited in line for the midnight sales of the last three
Harry Potter books, and finished each within 24 hours (straight -
not multiple sittings).
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life, The American
President, A League of Their Own. I love Pixar movies and enjoyed
How to Train Your Dragon more than Avatar.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Politics. A massage client and I once spent 40 minutes during a
session coming up with a proposal for campaign finance reform. Hmm.
I wonder if this should go under the heading of something I'm
willing to admit...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I shave my feet to reduce the chances of being mistaken for a
hobbit. A tall hobbit, granted. Not that I have anything against
hobbits as a people. I just think they have unattractive feet. Legs
got shaved, too, when I first started training as a massage
therapist, but not since. Royal pain.
You should message me if
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...you are in San Francisco - outside San Francisco is a wee bit
complicated for me. I'd consider it under the right circumstances,
but it's an additional hurdle.
...you have a cat. Not required by any means, but a nice
...you have opinions you like challenging in intelligent
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