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On 4/9 I turned 49. I like the number...it's 7x7, and I like 7's. I
had a great day. My son hugged me before school and remembered to
say "Happy Birthday". I went back to bed and slept for another
hour, then went out.
The owner at my favorite coffee spot treated me to a latte. My
friend Judi and I took a walk. I met Judi at the coffee place about
two years ago. We walked an unusual route, and at one point she
said "I've never walked down this street before," and I sang "I
have often walked down this street before", and she joined in. We
saw a bench by a tree, and the tree had a sign hanging from it:
"Welcome. Please rest." That was cool.
When I got home I checked facebook and email, and there were all
kinds of nice messages, and I thought about what a blessing each
person in my life is, and how glad I am that they're all there. The
only birthday card was from DSHS--well, it was a letter. But in it
they explained that the tax refund I got last month did not
disqualify me for food stamps, which was a happy surprise.
I went upstairs and baked a vegan, gluten-free coconut cake because
I'm on an allergy elimination diet right now, mostly to support my
son, who is doing this diet because he has headaches. One of my
adult housemates read me some of the responses on a reddit thread,
which had us both chuckling. My parents called to sing to me. My
daughter got home from school and we talked about her day.
Later, we had a beautiful dinner with the entire household: three
adults and five kids. We drank bubble juice and toasted each other,
and everyone went around the table and said something nice about
me. J said I was the kindest, most patient mother he'd ever met,
and one of history's best housemates. (I'm neither particularly
kind or patient, but I work on both.) S said I was like his second
Mom and he loves me (he's 11; I've been here since he was 5). E
said I was like a second Mom to him, which brought a general laugh
because I'm his first Mom....lots of nice things were said.
And then I walked my kids to their Dad's house on the next block,
and talked a little with him before taking a walk by myself. It was
dark by then, and the street was quiet, and the air, cool and soft.
And I thought about how much love I have around me and how blessed
I've been. Not capital-B blessed, but blessed nonetheless.
And that was pretty much me. On April 9th anyway.
What I’m doing with my life
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Living in community, facilitating life for lots of growing kids,
walking, challenging my fear of people, carrying hope for a dying
planet, enjoying life.
I’m really good at
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Parenting. I used to be really bad at it. But I've been practicing
for like 14 years now, and I think I'm getting the swing of it. At
least well enough for most days.
Living with people. I grew up in community, lived in dorms and
shared houses, helped develop a cohousing community, and have now
lived in a shared household with another family for six years. I've
heard from a lot of housemates that I'm their favorite housemate
ever -- usually followed by a horror story about their worse
housemate ever, so maybe the bar isn't really that high.
Cooking. Not fiddle-foodie-chef good, but chicken soup and pot
roast and try out a new recipe once in awhile good.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Favorite ever from all my lifetime books: Little Women, A Little
Princess, Stranger in a Strange Land (although it gets stranger
over time), Illusions, Writing Down the Bones, The Monster At the
End of This Book.
Movies: Really good ones. A Princess Bride, Star Wars, the
Avengers. Classics: Dr. Zhivago, Casablanca. Sometimes strange and
beautiful ones: Inception. Sometimes little movies nobody's ever
heard of: Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael, My Favorite Mister, the
Guard. But mostly sci fi and spy stuff and funny. Or a funny sci-fi
spy movie. And anything by Joss Whedon. Even Cabin in the Woods,
which I saw twice because it made me laugh a lot.
I have lots of favorite shows, but haven't had time to watch any of
them over the last few weeks and haven't missed them. Episodes
piling up on Netflix and hulu that I plan to watch soon-ish: House
of Cards, The Blacklist, Gotham, Marvel's Agents of Shield. Past
passions: OMG! BUFFY!, Angel, Firefly. I think you get the
Music? Music. Most of it. My favorite cooking music is a Pandora
station based on Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway,
John Coltrane and Duke Ellington (among others). My favorite
workout station is seeded by Black-Eyed Peas and LMFAO. I like
alternative music (favorite band right now is Alt-J), classical. I
like live music but not bars so much, and can't afford the Symphony
often so most of my live music comes from buskers.
Food. Whole grains, fresh organic produce, good cheese (but not a
lot of it). Chocolate. Coffee. Tea. Yeah, I eat meat. I like beans.
Find a lot of restaurant food is too fat-laden for my tastes, but I
do indulge occasionally.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My household, grownups and kids.
Metro. Or some other public transportation system.
I'd say something food or beverage related, like coffee, but I've
been doing little experiments in going without a specific food or
beverage for a few weeks and it's been just fine.
Humor, which is really the emotional code for perspective.
More other stuff.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What I'm planning to cook on my next cooking night, my kids and my
housemates' kids and all their challenges and how to help, how to
help people get to a place of physical and emotional well-being,
how to keep myself in a place of physical and emotional well-being.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
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