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33 Hopkins, MN Woman


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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 26–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

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Last online
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5′ 4″ (1.63m)
Body Type
Graduated from university
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
English (Fluently)
My self-summary
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I sometimes feel that the best things about me are an oxymoron, but also the perfect balance for the right person.

I like to keep busy, but know how to relax. I'm frugal where it matters, but know when to splurge and rarely turn down adventures or new opportunities. I enjoy being around a lot of people at once, but appreciate one on one time as well. I'm comfortable getting my hands dirty, but keep a clean house. I'm a creature of comfort that enjoys breaking out of my own box whenever possible.

A Minnesotan, born and raised, then I moved around a lot in my twenties establishing my career, first throughout the central coast and then southern California before settling just outside of Portland, Oregon for the past five years. Sold my condo and now I'm excited to be back in Minnesota though and getting back to my roots.

I've been CSI-ing the last seven years and am a story-teller to the core so this field has given me prime material from the various situations I have encountered. I switched up the job duties a little bit to get back here, but am actively pursuing some things that are more in line with my career.

Otherwise, the main thing I am doing right now in my free time is restoring a 1970 travel trailer. That and showering three times daily to keep winning the battle against fiberglass. It has taken up much more time that I could have anticipated but the progress is both intriguing and rewarding. I think the fact that I tackled this project speaks a lot to my commitment, my creativity, my desire to learn, and to my overall sense of adventure. I tend to really put my whole heart into what's important to me and it will be an awesome camper to take out and road trip with when all is said and done. 60% of the time, my projects turn out every time.

Other favorite activities that I choose to do in my free time would include playing hockey, watching sports, enjoying the great outdoors, traveling, general adventures, singing karaoke, photography, house projects, appreciating music, camping and backpacking (a plus if you know the difference) fantasy footballing, exploring, bonfires, yard games, cribbage, card games, motorcycling, playing instruments, eating cheese, freestyling in the kitchen/cooking, family, enjoying the fall, bicycling, bundling up, shooting pool, slinging darts, appreciating a good flavor on my palate, and working. I enjoy fishing and would take up hunting if I could find someone to teach me a little more about it.

I am big on self-improvement. That has included learning to sell myself. There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. The former is a challenge accepted for me while the latter is a complete turn-off in myself and in others. That being said, most people have a lot of fun when they're around me. Legend has it that I am a natural connector of people and sometimes people pee their pants when we hang out. We will have to see if that holds true in my new beginnings back here.

What I’m doing with my life
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Working 40+ hours a week.

Renovating a vintage camper.

Trying to get hired on as volunteer firefighter.

Recently relocated to the Twin Cities after being away ten years.

Experimenting in the kitchen with varying combinations of foods, flavors, spices, and textures.

Playing OUTDOOR hockey (what a concept), camping, riding a motorcycle, shuffling cards...

Bringing people together for fun and trying to meet new people to expand the social circle.

I'm a planner but am also spontaneous with the right people and do my best to enjoy/make the most out of the present.
(Especially if the gift sucks. Okay I like puns too).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Loading a dishwasher properly, pitching tents, finding ripe avocados, projects involving power tools, not using a forensic light when staying in hotel rooms, hockey and other rec sports, self-awareness, scouring thrift stores, and being a good family member and friend. It's more fun to wait until someone is mid-swallow to make a silly comment so it's even better that many of my friends are medical professionals that can do CPR and know the Heimlich (which is apparently a patented term so the Red Cross is not allowed to use the term in their teachings. Yes I learned that today).

(oh, and retaining uesless bits of information)
The first things people usually notice about me
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People assume I am a lot younger than I am.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
TV: It's Always Sunny, anything-forensics-ish or non-fiction crime solving, The League, Arrested Development, The Office, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, sports (hockey, football, and baseball)

Movies: Christmas Vacation (duh), Tommy Boy, Ace Ventura, Sideways, The Shining (my hockey team is named after it), Dumb and Dumber, Anchorman, Old School, Meet The Parents, Shawshank Redemption, Mystery Alaska, Miracle on Ice, The Silence of the Lambs, Zoolander, Once, Bridesmaids, Garden State, Newsies, Sound of Music, Fletch, A League of Their Own, Capote.

Music: This list is endless: Brandi Carlile, Rachael Yamagata, Damien Rice, David Gray, Jason Aldean, Calexico, George Straight, James Vincent McMorrow, Coldplay, Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, Avett Brothers, Ray LaMontagne, Aimee Mann, Amos Lee, Blake Sheldon, Patty Griffin, Brooks N Dunn, Eddie Vedder, Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Indigo Girls, Jeff Buckley, Ryan Adams, The Jayhawks, Lady A, Rufus Wainwright...most music that's not crappy rap or heavy metal I will give a chance.

Books: Anything true-crime, anything forensics, photography textbooks, mysteries, memoirs, The Lovely Bones, anything David Sedaris, Into Thin Air, survivalist stories, coming-of-age stories...
I recently read The Alchemist and it helped me take that leap of faith to move back home where I belong...I'm open to other book suggestions...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Family/family reunions
Hockey skates/stick/puck
Speakers or live music to melt into
Camping gear
Being connected to my people
Anticipation of future adventures
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My next project aka how to repurpose something, if I want to pursue a master's degree, self-improvement, my time away from work, planning my next trip, my family, if my whiskey stones are frozen, the color green, where fingerprints might be hiding, where to ride my motorcycle, in which pocket the 8-ball will fall. Why Burger King hired the guy who narrates Forensic Files to do their TV ads. I now, more than ever associate death with Burger King.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Variety is the spice of life to be cliche;

Might be in, might be out, might be working, possibly putting some English on a pool ball, getting out of dodge, dremeling, decompressing with friends, enjoying local establishments, cooking up a delicious feast, doing nothing, ping-ponging, wishing I were 12 and playing night-games or laser tag with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Theres plenty I'll admit but I'm very animated and it's funnier when I act out the stories.

I've probably seen every episode of Forensic Files.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You can communicate well.
You're active.
You have a similar sense of humor (see TV/movies I have listed in above section).
You enjoy the card/board games I have listed or would like to learn.
You aren't shy about trying new foods.
You think we can entertain one another.
You're a tolerant person and accepting of others.
You have a damn sense of humor.

Please be patient if I do not respond immediately as I am getting settled in.

I have also met lifelong friends on here so if you think we could hit it off, that's cool too. I'm trying to rebuild my life and expand the social circle.