Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
OKCupid is lyin on me, trying to say that my inbox is full and that
you can't message. How's that for a backhanded compliment?
Spent the first quarter of my life in Texas, the second and third
quarters in Chicagoland, and the last quarter in Philly.
I am a mammal. We already have so much in common
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Once upon a time I moved to Philadelphia with three suitcases. My
first two years there were spent teaching in a "most dangerous"
middle school, where I picked up a lot of inappropriate Puerto
Rican slang and hard lessons about what it meant to be in charge of
other people's kids for eight hours a day.
I've been working in education ever since and I passionately
believe in public schooling.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
*crossword puzzles (in pen. b/c I'm a bawse)
*identifying common dog breeds
*buying gifts for people
*middle school humor
*cultivating extended inside jokes
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
"Miss, you still short" - every one of my former students
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books - most anything by Haruki Murakami, Jane
Austen, Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates. Joan Didion, Dorothy
Parker, and Mark Twain are all invited to my fantasy dinner
parties. If you think a used bookstore is a good place to take a
girl, we are going to get along really well.
Shows - Parks and Rec, Game of Thrones, and House
of Cards. X-Files. Any show where it takes them the whole season to
unravel Who Killed So and So (i.e., The Killing, The Fall, Twin
Peaks, Broadchurch, etc.)?! Maybe you want to nerd out and draw
some thematic parallels between them with me.
Food - Sushi, cheese, oysters, baked goods.
Music - All 9 minutes of "Dance Yrself Clean" but
especially minute 3. Treasure Island this past fall was basically
my dream lineup. Some other stuff. I'm trying to keep this profile
snappy, so let's save this for in person.
Movies - Honestly, this is a topic that I can
drone on and on about for hours, so we might as well revisit this
over drinks. What was your favorite movie of 2014? Mine was
Other Hobbies - yoga, baking, reading, writing,
hiking, traveling, taking photos, visiting museums, occasionally
climbing, occasionally snowboarding.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
*iced tea on a hot day; I don't think you West Coasters truly
appreciate iced tea. Just saying.
*MY PERSONAL SPACE.
*something to read
*a breathtaking landscape, manmade or natural
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
*how the past informs the future
*the cycle of poverty and how to break it
*how the same tropes and dramas repeat themselves across humanity
on varying scales, like the rings of a tree
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Typical choices, depending on the kind of week I had:
*grabbing a drink/dinner with friends
*taking in a movie or a show
*Netflixing a Critically Acclaimed Mindbending Thriller
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I had a crush on Trent Reznor for like four days when I was
Okay, that's enough soul-baring for now
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
*you appreciate artistic/creative endeavors - e.g., SOMETIMES you
pick up a book, and MAYBE you even finish it!
*you strive to do the right thing
*you think animals and kids are hilarious
*you can teach me something, because I like sharing hobbies with
people I'm seeing
Honestly, please just be funny. The #1 thing I miss from the East
Coast is fall foliage and the #2 thing is the snark. Irony is the
highest form of communication, so please be fluent.
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