Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Here's how I would best sum up myself: I recently moved from
Minneapolis to Portland, and the sum of what I brought with me was
two suitcases. I'm excited for the adventure of getting to know a
new city, but I'm also really looking forward to the stability of
being able to finally call it my home.
I'm an outgoing introvert with a quick wit and a solid heart: I
make new friends easily, but my best pals have been and will be my
best friends for life. I balance easily between contented homebody
and social butterfly...I LOVE to go out and explore new places (I
always have an ongoing bucket list for every city I'm in) but when
I'm working on a new book (I'm a writer), I'm also totally okay
with locking myself in the house for two weeks and immersing myself
fully in my work.
I love spending time with my family because it's always an ongoing
comedy - my brothers are two of the funniest people I know - and
now that we're all adults, we have a blast traveling together
and/or visiting each other in our respective, far-flung
Two years ago I challenged myself to rely solely on public
transportation + my bike to get dis hot ass around town. Giving up
my car has definitely been an adventure - I miss spontaneous roads
trips The Most - but it's also forced me to get to know my
neighborhood, outlying community, and city in a whole new way. This
challenge won't last forever - I might upgrade to a moped if I can
figure out how to ride it without looking like a legit dork - but
this is probably something you might want to know about me right
off the bat.
Also, sidenote: I know everyone complains about group photos on
here, but I'm just not really a selfie kind of girl. I'm also
adventurous in that I like taking photos with the people I'm
hanging with vs. just myself when I'm out doing stuff.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a writer, long-time serial blogger, and podcaster. I've got
three books out (fiction and creative non-fiction); I host a
podcast about personal development + co-host a podcast about pop
culture; and I blog about everything from reality TV, natural
wellness, pop culture, modern spirituality, and personal
development (it's a lot more fun than it sounds). I'm currently
working hard on a fourth book, but a thing about me is that I kind
of hate talking about what I'm writing. It feels a little like I'm
telling stories about kids I don't yet have, and I don't even like
hearing stories about people's kids that they *do* have.
Except for yours, of course.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing about feelings; coming up with Halloween costumes;
delivering quick comebacks; playing it cool in hectic situations;
finding the fun(ny) in boring/annoying ones; dancing it out;
tipping my server; and memorizing lyrics to songs no one else
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My laugh. I'm usually laughing somewhere.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Lifelong favorite books include Population 485 by Michael Perry;
Shotgun Lovesongs by Nikolas Butler; Extremely Loud &
Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Froer; Bossypants by Tina Fey;
The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero; and Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld.
I'll also totally cop to forever loving Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth
Gilbert, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, and all the Harry
High Fidelity; Princess Bride; Wet Hot American Summer; She's Out
of My League (so underrated but SO, so good); 10 Things I Hate
About You; The Wedding Singer; The Family Man; A Cabin In The
Woods; Easy A; Super Troopers; Step Brothers; and Monty Python
& The Holy Grail are among my favorite movies. I love (almost)
everything Wes Anderson and Judd Apatow does. I also watch a LOT of
good-bad movies, particularly Lifetime Originals (A Deadly Adoption
Fav TV shows include Unreal; Game of Thrones; Nashville; Inside Amy
Schumer; Community; Six Feet Under; Orange Is The New Black; and
Gilmore Girls. I recently caught an episode of Mr. Robot and am
already half-way addicted to it. I also write recaps for a *lot* of
TV. For instance, I first started recapping The Bachelor because I
loved making fun of it, but it's since become A Thing.
Which is fine.
It's going to be totally, totally fine.
I also devour podcasts, especially The Nerdist and You Made It
Weird w/ Pete Holmes.
Sturgill Simpson, Local Natives, CHVRCHES, Bon Iver, Haim, Brand
New, Daughter, Blood Orange, Ben Howard, and Typhoon are a good
welcoming committee when it comes to my listening tastes. Lately
I've also been really digging Years & Years and Lo-Fang. I also
listen to a (probably) unhealthy amount of Yacht Rock.
Food...I make a point to eat super healthy 90% of the time, and I
love to cook when I'm home. When I'm out, though, most bets are
off, because nothing is more boring than choosing to have a salad
when you're at the best restaurant in town.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Writing materials, the internet, espresso, music, bodies of water,
and a pair of really great boots.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Writing. Meditation. The hilarious things my friends say and do.
Mountains and the sea. Iceland and humpback whales. The shape I
want my life to take. How all pizzas can be personal pizzas if you
just try hard enough.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'm excited to see what a typical Friday night will become in
Portland. In Minneapolis, it usually involved gathering in a
friend's backyard for beers and bonfires, or heading out to the
North Loop for dinner and drinks. I'm also not opposed to takeout
and Netflix...some weeks, I most definitely prefer it.
You should message me if
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You navigate calmly and confidently in unfamiliar territory.
You know better than to post a bunch of photos you took of yourself
standing shirtless in front of your bathroom mirror.
You don't need to visit a girl's profile 15 times before gaining
the courage to message her.
You celebrated the recent decision by the Supreme Court to make gay
marriage a constitutional right across all 50 states.
You like your life and what you're about.
Who are you looking for?
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