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41 • Pittsburgh, PA • Woman
I’m looking for
- Ages 30–50
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
- Last Online
- Today – 12:08am
- 5′ 10″ (1.78m)
- Body Type
- Mostly anything
- Graduated from masters program
- Doesn’t have kids
- Likes dogs and likes cats
- English (Fluently), German (Okay), French (Poorly)
Movies: Vanya on 42nd Street, The Station Agent, Amelie.
TV: Six Feet Under, Dexter, Oz, the Walking Dead, House of Cards, Archer, Modern Family, New Girl, The Mindy Project.
Foods: butter, salt, lemon, garlic, olive oil, basil, sharp cheeses, broccoli, nuts, fish, raspberries.
Music: Lumineers, Florence and the Machine, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons, Regina Spector, Jack White, Band of Horses, the Be Good Tanyas, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, the Killers, Gotye, Jose Gonzales, Brett Dennen, Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Civil Wars, Adele, Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Cliff, Leonard Cohen, Philip Glass.
Instead, it should say, "once my basic survival is ensured.... the first six things I'd grab, to make the post-apocalyptic world more luxurious would be:"
In that case:
-iPod full of music
-french milled paper notebooks
-one good knife
-a versatile piece of cookware
Why I should list my guitar among the things I could not live without... is a mystery. I haven't touched it in months.
But, I think I would play it a lot more if the world as we know it came to an end. I think I wouldn't be able to live without it if the internet and electricity and life as we know it all fell away.
I used to play it a lot more, before the internet took over my life. I used to read a lot more, too. I used to write a lot more. I used to paint a lot more. I used to listen to music a lot more. I used to wander around my apartment thinking about things a lot more. I used to cook a lot more. Once I spent an afternoon in my kitchen -- an entire afternoon -- sitting on an uncomfortable little chair, paging through a gigantic cookbook with no photographs. I remember that day vividly. Most of my days, these days, are forgettable.
The things I say I could never live without are all things that I have started to live without...... which is interesting. But, when I try to imagine going without things, one by one, I can imagine going without all of the things I have now... my car, my iPhone, the internet, until I get back down to the list of things I used to be happy with, and then when I begin to imagine letting those things go, it seems unbearable. It's strange to consider that those are all things I have begun to live without.
Something interesting is happening. When all of the things which seem essential to a good life... things you would never let go... are gradually removed from your life... by way of distraction... and replaced with things you would happily be rid of.... what is that about? What irrational thing is happening there?
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