Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I know who I am, what I'm doing, and where I'm going. I'm not
looking for someone exactly like me, but if you're still figuring
out what you want, this is the wrong tree to bark up. I'm turned on
by good-hearted ambition (kindness and ambition are not mutually
*Chicago city limits only, please
I don't believe in "no regrets" - if you don't have regrets you
haven't learned a d*mn thing.
I was enamored of the jungle in Laos, but I fell in love with the
jungle when I volunteered at an orphanage and school in Guatemala
for 6 months. The corn was taller by the afternoon, the bugs were
giant, the air was thick.
I'm an outdoor person, plant and dog lover, and a voracious
learner. I prefer to be around enthusiastic people. If smiling
bothers you, I'm not your girl. I'm packed and ready to go camping
at any moment.
I talk to strangers.
I'm serious about social justice and race equity.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I just started the dream job (yessssss!). The dream brings lawyers
(read: me) and doctors together to work on removing barriers to
health for kids growing up in poverty. I'm still in disbelief that
I get to do this everyday; I'm in exactly the right place. Pinching
myself is not working.
I majored in English and African/Black Diaspora studies.
I danced professionally (classical ballet), and have been teaching
ballet for 13 years, though I'm just subbing now that I'm a new
I'm looking for someone I can have serious conversations with,
followed by equal amounts of seriously silly.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
sandwich making (it's all about ratio and texture), encouraging
people, and dropping cliches (a tendency I hate and my friends seem
to like). Also, when I was in seventh grade I got one of the
highest scores for analogies on state-wide testing. I still like to
trot that one out.
The first things people usually notice about me
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is that I smile easily, blush often, and have great big eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I'm into food - I like the idea of nourishing ourselves together
and the joy it brings. I eat everything and I like to cook. I
participated in a pig slaughter and am freaked out when people eat
meat but don't want to be reminded that it was an animal first.
That's way more inappropriate dinner table behavior than talking
When I go out to eat I like it to be food I wouldn't be able to put
together at home.
This list is constantly changing but Tom Robbins is always on my
authors list. David Mitchell (Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
over Cloud Atlas), Alice Walker, Barbara Kingsolver is my guilty
pleasure for lazily enjoying some fiction.
I watch a lot of documentaries; I like justifying laziness and
lounging with learning and discovery! I'm a sucker for awful-bad
awesome movies: The Three Amigos is in my disc drive right
My musical taste tends to be fairly old school and international
with some current "indie" artists mixed in. I listen to a
ridiculous amount of Leo Kottke, John Fahey and the like during
work, which a couple years ago morphed into a lot of Kora music
(African gourd thumb-plucking harp-like instrument). I need some
new music now that I'm re-entering the non-school world of the
living. I still wake up amazed that I can enjoy a whole weekend and
not have 30 hours of work ahead of me.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I'm really thinking about this one...
1. I've gone without clean water for a couple days in the jungle. I
got a raging eye infection and couldn't see out of my right eye for
a month so clean water is definitely up there.
2. Candles. I can put up with not having electricity, but there are
so many hours of the day that are dark!
3. Luna the dog
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the next meal and the next restaurant, how much fun Chicago is in
the summer, when the next camping trip can happen. I spend a lot of
time talking, reasoning, story-telling; championing equity; being
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
making a tremendous Old Fashioned, taking the pooch on a long walk,
and having a good meal; or happy hour and none of that.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have really awful taste in movies, but I don't usually impose it
upon others. It's more of a private hangover habit.
You should message me if
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you're an intelligent guy who I can also be a goofball with. You
don't have to like the things I like, just be willing to hear about
them. You should message me if you consider yourself a kind person.
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