52 Richmond, CA
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My self-summary
Summarizing - not my strong point! I like to chat and explore all the angles of something. I like contradictions. I like complexity. I like polysyllabic words. But here are a few tidbits, if not a summary - I love books and words, I love music from opera to Afrobeat, I dote on my geriatric dog, I am close to my family but they live far away, I have traveled quite a bit but I'm not much of a tourist, and I love to dance, especially salsa.
What I’m doing with my life
I teach, I write, I walk my dog...
I’m really good at
switching back and forth between English and Spanish; wrapping presents in creative ways; making little kids laugh
The first things people usually notice about me
my smile, a sense of humor, a willingness to help other people out (even if it is just to clear the paper jam in the printer), a certain braininess or cleverness, that I have an attractive body despite a few extra pounds, my honesty
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A great movie I saw recently is Beasts of the Southern Wild. An author I like a lot is John Berger. I recently read To the End of the Land by David Grossman, and I was blown away by the beauty and poignancy of it. I also just read a book of Aimee Bender stories (so quirky and perceptive), and Michelle Alexander's book on mass incarceration (frightening, and a call to action). I wish I had tickets to Bonnie Raitt/Mavis Staples at the Greek Theater.
The six things I could never do without
an odd question - we never know when we might have to do without something or someone we cherish. But - here's a list of six: my family, a pen with ink that flows easily, Mt. Tam, Scharffenberger's 41% cacao milk chocolate, the delirium of a really good Sunday afternoon at El Rio, and my telephone.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
creative writing and Latin America
On a typical Friday night I am
enjoying a good movie, cooking with a friend, or listening to live music somewhere
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once had a humiliating wardrobe malfunction on stage in a middle school play!
You should message me if
you can carry on a good conversation, you enjoy a flirtatious energy, and you are open to exploring a relationship of some sort. If you like to dance salsa, I'd be interested in meeting you too, even as just an activity partner.