atropa777
31 Ann Arbor, MI
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My self-summary
I agree to an extent with the personality traits that okcupid assigns to me. I like that they think I'm more playful, good natured, compassionate, and less greedy anyway. They're 100% wrong about being less nerdy, though. I might be less geeky, but I'm plenty nerdy.

I love to play - with words, my dog (and really, any other willing animal), board and card games like Settlers of Catan, poker, and many others, the (violon)cello, and so on.

Likes: spicy food, dogs, cataloging other people's idiosyncrasies, staying up later than I should & sleeping in, breakfast all day, biking around the bend and getting to see the fall colors on display over the road in front of me, warming in the sun, the quiet after a fresh snowfall, watching murder mysteries and nature documentaries, being mouthy, not putting up with your shit.

Enneagram type 6 is slightly more accurate than ISTJ if that sort of thing is important to you.
What I’m doing with my life
Working on having a full and happy life spending time with my family and friends, trying to make life easier for patients at work, being insubordinate, doting on my 11 year old german shepherd & husky mix, gardening in a community garden, biking, working out at the Y, and a bunch of miscellany.
I’m really good at
Being accident-prone,
reading a road map and navigating,
enjoying Michigan wines and beers,
following clear directions,
pouring liquids,
maintaining good lab technique,
being nice to waitstaff,
sucking at whirlyball (but I love it all the same!),
remembering things you and I would rather I could forget.
The first things people usually notice about me
Green hair.

I'm comfortable in my own skin and tall. Other women say nice things about my curly hair, which I find very flattering. The patients who meet me at work comment that I smile constantly. My siblings' in-laws think that I'm very sweet, down to earth, happy, and fun.

In general, people outside of Texas and the southwest take for granted that I'm white (usually some sort of "ethnic" white like Italian or Jewish, neither of which is quite accurate) because they notice my pale skin, dark, curly hair, and decidedly un-WASP-ish nose. I'm not white. I am mixed/mestiza. I'm open to all ethnic backgrounds as long as you're not a traditionalist.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books: Alas, Babylon; The Painted Man, Dandelion Wine and a few others by Ray Bradbury; A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood; Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to all Creation by Olivia Judson; Prodigal Summer, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle & others by Barbara Kingsolver; Pride and Prejudice; The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo/Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson.

movies: Bringing Up Baby, other Hepburn movies, the Batman Begins/Dark Knight/Dark Knight Rises trilogy, The Bourne Identity, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Munich, Stranger than Fiction, the new Star Trek, Pride & Prejudice (the 1995 BBC production), Run, Lola, Run, Cool Hand Luke, Bull Durham, and who doesn't love Up?

music: Imogen Heap, Nickel Creek, Susan Tedeschi, the cuban and brazilian programs on WEMU, Maria Rita, Marisa Monte, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Norah Jones, Lauryn Hill, Feist, Regina Spektor, motown, Beethoven, Vivaldi's Winter, Shostakovich, Hindemith, Aaron Copland, Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture, and anything with a good beat, strong (hopefully non-misogynistic) vocals, and some danceability if that's what I'm trying to do at the moment.

foods/drinks: Fresh fruits including but not limited to blueberries, prickly pears, michigan apples and cherries, nectarines, raspberries, plantains, mango, and pineapple; puerto rican food (though I'm not Puerto Rican), corn on the cob, green beans, artichokes, mushrooms, chicken, turkey, crab, lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels, pasta, sushi sans wasabi/horseradish, dark chocolate, shaved ice, coffee, green tea, iced tea, limeade.

tv shows: HGAWM, Parenthood, Once Upon a Time, Jeopardy, OITNB, Venture Brothers, West Wing, ER, Star Trek (TNG, DS9, and Voyager). I watch a lot of PBS. Antiques Roadshow, Masterpiece Theater, Nova, Nature, etc.
The six things I could never do without
Someone/thing to talk to, science & curiosity, a good pair of shoes, a comfortable bed with lots of pillows, singing while driving, showering pets with attention, and access to the outdoors.

I could live without most of these... maybe not the first and last items, though.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How unfortunate it is that I will never get to vote for Shirley Chisholm.

What do I want to grow in my garden next year? How many ways can you prepare green beans before you absolutely hate them?

The way we're all made of stardust.
On a typical Friday night I am
probably going to sleep early-ish so I can go for a bike ride or get in the garden on saturday morning before it's too hot out, weather permitting.

From November to April, there's no routine.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My oldest and youngest sisters are my best friends, though I don't get to see them often enough because they live 500 to 1000 miles away.

Blaring samba & terrible dance/house into my headphones is the only thing that gets me through cardio when I'm at the gym.
You should message me if
You:
  • are kind & communicate clearly, preferably while bantering,

  • are on the left end of the political spectrum and have a high drive,

  • want to bike, kayak, canoe, or otherwise get outside in washtenaw county,

  • think our dogs would like to play together,

  • would like a gym buddy to go to the Y,

  • live in Ann Arbor, Ypsi, or elsewhere in Washtenaw County, and are between the ages of 27 and 38.


  • You agree that no means no and yes means yes, unless we negotiate other safewords.

    You should NOT message me if you


    • use the phrase "politically correct" in a derogatory manner,

    • are (politically) libertarian, (a philosophical) objectivist, posivitist, realist or capitalist,

    • or hate everyone equally (that is, you're a misanthrope).


    Thanks :)

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