Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I can't walk by a dog on the street without saying hello to it and
if I could be any animal, I'd be a sea otter. What would you
I've been known to watch Top Chef while eating a bowl of fruit
I believe you should treat other people how you want to be
My friends are SUPER important to me.
I love to swim in lakes.
I want to leave out some of my quirks for you to learn about as you
get to know me and have a feeling that the things we will like
about each other won't be the things we write about on this
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am currently launching a non-profit dedicated to empowering girls
to be confident leaders and encouraging them to pursue fields where
women are underrepresented, such as STEM (science, technology,
engineering, math), business and politics. It's a lot of work it
getting off the ground but I really enjoy it and am learning a lot!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
word games (crossword puzzles, scrabble, scattegories)
being a friend. I do my best to shape my life so that I have time
and energy to see my friends and be there for them when they need
looking at the positive side of things.
knowing the good places to have brunch and knowing how to
strategically order to maximize the opportunity to eat both sweet
and savory:) Also, knowing the best bakeries in the area and what
they each are especially good at making. I take my duties seriously
if anyone ever asks me for a brunch or bakery recommendation.
The first things people usually notice about me
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my eyes-they are in the blue/green family but people tend to
comment on not being exactly sure what color they are.
That I tend to be good at putting people at ease. I care a lot
about people and do my best to make people feel comfortable.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: For years I preferred non-fiction (some favorites: Fiddler
on The Subway, The Unlikely Disciple, Crashing Through, The
Know-It-All) but recently I've been getting into fiction, which has
surprised me but I'm enjoying it.
Movies: Similar to my affection for non-fiction books, I enjoy
documentaries--I think there are so many amazing real life stories
to learn about. Some favorite docs include: To Be and To Have,
Spellbound, Mad Hot Ballroom, Tyson, Encounters at the End of
World. Just watched a great documentary about the band Journey!
There is definitely room for non-documentaries too.
Food: I love good ole fashioned comfort food, nothing like a great
plate of spaghetti with some garlic bread and a salad. Like most
8-year-olds, I love pizza and ice cream. I love baked goods and
good bakeries (as referenced above)! I also love visiting farmers
markets and sampling the fresh fruit and vegetables.
Stand-Up: I'm really into stand-up comedy lately-have been to some
fun shows in the past couple of years-seen Dave Chapelle, John
Mulaney, Seth Meyers, Hannibal Buress. Was supposed to see Tig
Notaro but unfortunately that was cancelled. Seeing Demetri Martin
soon. Would love to see Bill Burr and Louis CK. Always looking for
new recommendations on great comedians!
TV Series: I tend to stick to comedies or dramas that aren't too
dark or serious. I know that in the last several years there have
been so many spectacular dramatic series but I tend to avoid them
because unfortunately I just tend to find them too upsetting.
Current and past favorite shows include: How I Met Your Mother,
Gilmore Girls, New Girl, Mindy Project, Project Runway, Girls,
Veronica Mars, West Wing, Parks and Recreation.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
2. Fresh Air/Natural light
3. Time with friends
4. A job I care about that feels like it's making some sort of
positive difference in the world
6. Plenty of sleep
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
food. The non-profit I'm launching. making a conscious effort to
incorporate mindfulness, self-compassion, meditation and fitness
into my daily life. I also spend a lot of time thinking about my
friends and family-I try to keep quite up-to-date with the most
important people in my life.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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there are a number of movies that are part of American culture that
I am embarrassed to admit I haven't seen and fear being judged as a
result (e.g. Star Wars).
You should message me if
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like to laugh and be goofy.
are intelligent but not pretentious or arrogant (though does anyone
think they are pretentious or arrogant? Probably not.)
are spontaneous and up for an adventure.
treat others how you want to be treated.
as my British friend would say, you don’t easily get your “knickers
in a twist.”
believe balance in life is important.
like to learn new things.
realize we don't have to everything in common to get along really
are comfortable taking things slow.
and/or, maybe you just like some of what you read somewhere in this
profile, and are curious enough to know a bit more...
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