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26 Northampton, MA Woman


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  • Ages 20–26
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Last online
May 7, 2013
Native American, White, Other
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body type
Pisces, but it doesn’t matter
Working on university
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
My self-summary
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Adventuring with friends and strangers is something I love, but I also work very hard as a student. I am one of those strange "learning for the sake of learning" people. That's right, you guessed it: I used to be homeschooled. And no, my family is not weirdly religious.

Until a few years ago, I traveled the country doing Renaissance Festivals in New York, Texas, and Arizona (my parents are glassblowers). In other words, most main stream cultural references will fly miles over my head but I'm as comfortable in a corset and seven petticoats as I am in a T-shirt and jeans. I will happily discuss the culture of art glass in America any day, but I have no idea who Kim Kardashian is (did I spell that right?).

My life doesn't fit well in an okcupid description box (as if anyone's does). So... a non-comprehensive, unordered list of random things I like:

cotton sheets
the middle seats at the theater: halfway up, halfway down, in the middle of the row.
dancing: anywhere, especially barefoot in the kitchen, often when there is no music playing that other people can hear.
having sex in unusual places
people who are sincere.
sitting on rooftops to watch the sun rise and to paint.
to play piano when no one else is around.
making things with my hands.
listening to music in the dark.
spontaneous words and thoughts.
taking pictures after it has rained.
listening to people
to go walking at night, especially when it is warm and the moon is out.
working in flower gardens with the sun on my back.
good conversation.
to touch water.
being myself.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I just transferred back to Smith from Cambridge University, and am finishing my senior year. Aka: Slowly retraining myself not to carry an umbrella everywhere and reintegrating "ya'll" into my vocabulary.

I'm an English major. I love sciences. I find almost everything interesting. You'd be equally likely to find me in: a bumper car, an art museum, a tree house, a Latin dance club, a very cozy armchair.

Future plans include a PhD in Contemporary American Poetry. Ideally a joint MFA/PhD (writing is and always has been what I want from life). Traveling traveling traveling. Always.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
writing. drawing. cooking. listening. I love giving massages--I couldn't picture myself going into nursing or med school, but I've always wanted to be able to heal in some respect. Massage is as close as I can get. Which sounds unbelievably corny, but there you have it.
The first things people usually notice about me
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height, hair, composure, warmth
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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These types of categories exist to ruin an entire afternoon for me. Aside from not watching much television, my other section responses would run twelve pages long. a 15 minute time limit, here is a sampler section:

Books/authors (a few favorites and recent reads): The Magician’s Assistant, Averno, Crime and Punishment, Meadowlands, The English Patient, Mother Love, Ararat, In the Skin of a Lion, The Feast of Love, Crooked Letter Crooked Letter, A Ring of Endless Light, Possession, Troilus and Criseyde, The Four Agreements, Diving into the Wreck, Rose, Calvin & Hobbes, Tao Te Ching, The Eyre Affair, Henry Vaughan, J.K. Rowling, Emily Dickinson, Ann Patchett, Li-Young Lee, Dostoyevsky, Langston Hughes, Faulkner, T.S. Eliot, Rita Dove, Louise Gluck, Shakespeare, Chekhov, Charles Baxter, A.S. Byatt, Jasper Fforde, Barbara Kingsolver, Louise Erdrich, Adrienne Rich

Taj Mahal, Imogen Heap, Madeleine Peyroux, Paolo Nutini, Iron & Wine, Joni Mitchell, Brian Eno, Marvin Gaye, Eve 6, Jo Serrepere, A Fine Frenzy, Tarace Boulba, Yo-Yo Ma, Tom Paxton, Abdula Ibrahim, Regina Spektor, Tom Waits, Newton Faulkner, Bob Dylan, Little Feet, The Eels, Eric Hutchinson, Josh Ritter, Jack Johnson, Galic Storm, Bach, Laura Nyro, Mirriam Makeba, Motzart, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Jason Mraz, Solas, David Wilcox, John Prine, Fun., Lyle Lovett, Aretha Franklin, Hugh Masekela, Tracy Chapman, Simon & Garfunkel, Winton Marsalis, Etta James, The Wallflowers, Billy Holiday, Talking Heads, Alexi Murdoch, Train, Ella Fitzgerald, Trio, Van Morrison, Brett Dennen, Nina Simone, Gillian Welch, The Be Good Tanyas

Sherlock, Doc Martin, Firefly, Psych, MASH, Dr. Who, Scrubs, Downton Abbey, anything with David Attenborough.

Volver, The Visitor, Soul Kitchen, Happenstance, A Room with a View, The Full Monty, Dangerous Beauty, Happy Thank You More Please, Whale Rider, Le Placard, The Secret Garden, Little Miss Sunshine, Memento, A Good Woman, You Can’t Take it With You, Sabah, I Capture the Castle, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, Garden State, Amelie, Paper Man, Patrik Age 1.5, Shakespeare in Love, The Impostors, Polish Wedding, Stealing Beauty, An Ideal Husband, Obselidia, Romantics Anonymous.

Adventurous. Almost anything. I also love to cook.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
dreams, family, travel, love, writing, books
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Everything. Perhaps that comes with being a writer. Seeing evolutions, possibilities, each potential ending and beginning in my surroundings, is a normal head space for me. It's also not something I feel the need to talk about. Sometimes leaves look like feathers and sometimes leaves look like leaves. Often they look like both to me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
To sin or not to sin. No, no, no, that’s not right. Focus, Jena. ‘Glotoun…pissed a potel in a pater-noster while,/And blew his rounde ruwet at his rigge-bon ende’. I wanted to study this. I did, I swear. Focus. No, more wine is NOT going to help.

Umm... with friends, out dancing, being quiet, being crazy, loving life.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My computer clock is still set to UK timezone.
You should message me if
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I love the friends I have in the area. I also feel like there are great people around here I'd like to get to know now. Never spending more than six months in one place for most of your life makes you want to sit down with a stranger and talk about how Kurt Vonnegut thought mushrooms smelled like sperm, rather than have an awkward conversation about the weather. Alright, so maybe that's a bad example... you get the point? If you want to talk, send me a message. We don't have to discuss fungi.

Addendum: I don't generally reply to "how's it going?"/"what's up?", etc. If you genuinely want to know, that's great, just ask me a more specific question/tell me something random about yourself.