Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I moved to the Bay Area just over a year ago; it's very different
from my beloved Boston, but I'm coping. Nominally, I'm here to do
lots of school, to fulfill my dream of being Dr. Adorkable_sf. But
I'm also thrilled to soak up the many new adventures waiting on the
I try my best to live like the heroine of Cake’s “Short Skirt /
Long Jacket.” I am curious about the world and everything in it, so
there is nothing more attractive to me than a man who is
intellectually playful (30-Rock-style screwball banter, anyone?)
and would explore the whole world with me, whether by taking a
spontaneous road trip, dominating trivia night, or raising the
stakes with a bake-off (spoiler alert: you'll have a hard time
topping my brown-butter chocolate chip cookies with sea
I love innovative ideas, and when I’m not streaming the newest TED
talk, I'm crashing a cool conference (message me for tips to go
incognito). Other dorky tendencies include bringing my
entrepreneurial friends to my office on the weekend to help them
whiteboard their product launches, playing with iPhone apps, and
loving board games of any kind.
I am ambitious and goal oriented, but for me people always come
first. My relationships with my close friends are one of the most
important aspects of my life. As for goals, I tend to set them for
everything that’s important to me: fun, friends, career and
spiritual fulfillment, for starters. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro,
setting blood donation records, and learning to fly a small engine
prop plane are on my goals list for this lifetime. Stargazing in
Death Valley, small acts of kindness and service, and a lengthy
trip through Spain, Italy, and France are on the list for this
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I've just started a PhD. It is equal parts information firehose,
normalcy assassin, and carte-blanche invitation to solve whatever
puzzles me. I don't intend to play small with my research or my
impact. And teaching? Heaven.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Rocking red lipstick on the regular. Connecting people and ideas.
Maintaining a huge stack of books on my nightstand. Making all
breakfast foods. Whipping up crackerjack PowerPoint slides.
Semi-productive procrastination. Quickly sussing out the best stuff
any town has to do. Mixing a mean cocktail. Asking really good
questions. Being in the moment, or trying.
Some things I'm terrible at, just to even the score: Bowling.
Keeping up on foreign affairs. Reaching things on high shelves.
Giving up on TV shows that used to be good but have long since
jumped the shark. Leaving the office at a decent hour. Gardening.
Planning meals ahead of time. PARALLEL PARKING. Spelling the words
"parallel" and "curriculum" (had to look 'em up).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I’m a voracious reader, so I am never reading one thing at
once—here are a recent few:
In Defense of Food - Because I'm trying to learn more about food
systems, in an attempt to motivate myself to eat more ethically /
What Are You Looking At? - Because I'm trying to develop an
appreciation of modern art. The author is brilliant at drawing
connections between the aesthetics, concepts, and major players for
most of the big modern art -isms of the last 200 years, in a way
that's nicely accessible.
Unaccustomed Earth - Because I love beautiful prose, and anything
Jhumpa Lahiri has ever written is absolutely luscious.
Music I'm into lately: Andrew Bird, Florence + the Machine, P.O.S.,
Gin Wigmore, ZZ Ward, HAIM. My favorite genre at the moment is
wronged-woman / stomp-chorus / raccoon-eyes. That's totally a
thing. I am 1000% on board with anything Jack White-related. Let's
dance to Uptown Funk in the kitchen.
TV I can't get enough of: Rick & Morty, The Mindy Project,
House of Cards, Broad City, Cosmos.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Frivolous? Let's go frivolous.
The promise of upcoming travel
Wobbly peep-toe heels
March Madness - particularly the Tar Heels
A well-stocked bar with a Boston shaker
Jon Stewart's giggle
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Dancing my ass off in a cardio gym class, then prettying up for a
night on the town. Mainlining episodes of the West Wing or New Girl
with my friends. Or prepping a backpack for an early Saturday
adventure (best packing list of late required binoculars for snowy
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're curious, funny, kind, and generous. You spend at least a
little time thinking about how to make the world a better place,
and believe in a little magic, too. You are the kind of person who
wants to get up early to have a rambling adventure, and stay up
late to have an electric conversation.
Or if you have a YouTube video that would make me laugh. I'm a
sucker for those. Recent favorite:
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