Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
So originally I came to this thing looking to see if there was
anyone out there for me. My former opening line read exactly that.
But I'm seeing now, that I'm "the one" for me. I want love and all
that mooshy stuff, but I'm looking for friends first. And the bonus
would be that it becomes something more. I'm already the "love of
my life" and I don't have an "other half". I'm whole. I've learned
that I need to be worthy of my love before anyone else is. No one
completes me. That line from the movie is a lie from Hades. Whoever
my soulmate is, he thinks himself the same.
I work in an industry where I have no problem meeting men. (I
manage the bar at an established restaurant in the Tower District).
But as they binge drink, these are not the men I want to be
meeting. I'm proud of my job and I love what I do... but it's not
who I am. Outside of work, I'm a Mom and I'm devoted to my girl. I
practice yoga, meditate, hike, cook, read... anything that nurtures
my soul. Currently, I'm also studying for the CSET as it's time to
move forward and do what I went to school to do: teach. So how does
this 30 something girl go about meeting a "good" guy? I guess the
internets it is!
I like going outside to play. I'm not into conquering nature, but
I'm always down for a hike or a drive into the country. In the past
three weeks, I've been to the coast twice and and to the city
twice. Half of those trips were solo! But I also enjoy my days
where I need to hole myself up in my house watching TV or with a
book I just can't put down. I would like to think that I'm a down
to earth sort of a gal. You will never see me sporting anything
"Coach" or "Louis Vuitton". I loathe shopping. Spending money to
keep up with Kardashians is fruitless. I'm down with my hippie
shoulder bag and my Earth Shoes. I love the simple things,
especially hunting sunsets for the perfect picture. However that's
not to say I don't enjoy being wined and dined every so often. Come
on now, every girl likes to be woo'd. I just know what's important
to me. I don't place too much of an emphasis on external "things".
Yoga over contact sports, Veggies over burgers, books over TV,
northern cal over southern cal, bourbon over beer. I'm an
independent girl with a quirky streak that hasn't found her match
yet... But we'll see.
Also, I've done my work over the last 5 years to lose my emotional
baggage. At our age, we all have some. What matters is if we make
peace with it, which I have. I want someone who has done the same.
I'm in this forum to find someone healthy and ready to share life
together. If you are currently separated, still in love with your
ex, trying to move forward, or looking for a one nighter, I am so
not that girl.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
First and foremost, I'm a Mom. I love it. While not the traditional
family, we're still doing it. I volunteer in her classroom, go
camping, extra-curricular activities, Girl Scouts, outings and the
For a living, I sling drinks. I have aspirations to teach one day,
having graduated from CSU Fresno a while back. But as it is, I've
been a bartender for 10 years now. I recently was promoted to the
bar manager. It's been good to me and my kiddo. While not a
mixologist (I find that term so pretentious) I love creating
complex cocktails, and have established quite a following. I
absolutely love my job and look forward to taking it to another
level in the near future.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm really good at a lot of things:
-Cooking. I love spending time in the kitchen. I have a library of
cookbooks. I collect them. Currently I'm cooking my way through My
- Slinging drinks. Like I said before, I mix drinks. I've been at
it for 10 years now. I've developed quite the following.
- Banter and Wit. Side results of my years behind the bar.
- Photography. Something that I have just recently discovered. I
can't believe I've waited this long. I just recently took a trip to
SF just me and my camera. It was a surprisingly good time.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Physically, it would be my freckles and my dark features. People
say that I'm "exotic". Not in the dancer sense though. I'm half
Vietnamese and half Heinz 57.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
My most favorite book ever is The God of Small Things by Arundhati
Roy. I read a good balance between fiction and non-fiction. Usually
books that make you think.
As far as movies go, if I'm dragged to some movie that was once a
graphic novel, I wind up liking them. But you have to drag me to
them. While I don't get to see a lot of movies up on the big
screen, if it's an indie flick that has come to Fresno, I usually
do try to make it.
Music. I work in an environment that showcases jazz. I love jazz
and instrumentals. But my music tastes is vast: If I see Michael
Franti, Ani DiFranco, Iron and Wine anywhere near Fresno. I
Food. Anything different and exotic. Just recently, I ate a
cricket. Not bad. Not bad at all.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A good book.
My big comfy couch.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working! I told you I sling drinks for a living! That's part of the
reason I haven't found a good match. I keep "weird" hours.
Who are you looking for?
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