Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Although I am outgoing, smart, witty, fun, spontaneous and have a
dizzying array of diverse interests both indoors and out, I have
been appallingly ineffective at finding friends and/or long term
relationships; putting most of my romantic notions temporarily on
the shelf, I have turned myself over to the statistics geeks (and I
mean that in the best possible way). I love hiking, camping
, etc., but
. I like to cook and be cooked for, I enjoy all types of
, and I'm game for almost anything. If this makes me
sound typical I apologize, but distilling your personality down to
a couple sentences is difficult and inaccurate at best. I assure
you, I am not typical.
I am eclectic, passionate, and witty
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
After working for many years in Corporate America (8+ years in the
health insurance division -ugh- plus many years in other random
office-y things) I finally took the plunge and changed careers. I
am now working in social service, and trying to deal with the
financial (and emotional) hit that this kind of work entails. As
for other stuff, I seem to be a collection of contradictions:
reading and hiking, clubbing and crocheting, live music and
horseback riding, gardening and salsa dancing
passionate about lefty causes, especially homelessness (I
volunteered at a shelter for 5 years), social justice
, political reform
. Trying to do more social stuff (collect more
friends for all kinds of activities), do more artsy stuff
(photography and making jewelry), and maybe do more stuff that
might make a difference. Or maybe I should just concentrate on
trying to keep the house from looking like a disaster area.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Amateur psychotherapy, intuitive massage and baking pies.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Going by what other people have said, physically my legs.
Personality-wise, my loud laugh or the fact that I will laugh at
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
(a)I have to pick a favorite? No way. Most recent ones that hit me
hard were "The Giant's House" by Elizabeth McCracken and "Bel
Canto" by Ann Patchett. Favorite non-fiction is "The Omnivore's
Dilemma". I love Palahniuk, and Terry Pratchett's 'Discworld'
series. Guilty pleasure is anything by Stephen King. I will read
anything with words printed on it. (b)All-time favorite old movie -
"The Manchurian Candidate" (the *original*, of course). More modern
favorites - "Leaving Las Vegas", "Ghost World", "Being John
Malkovich", "Lost in Translation" and "Donnie Darko" to name a few.
(c)I can find at least a couple examples of music I like in
virtually every category, but my faves are alternative (whatever
that means anymore), jazz, blues, and R&B/soul; I am a devoted
listener of KEXP
especially the morning show (John rules), and KPLU, and I love
going to live
. (d)I consider myself a foodie
(but not in an elitist way) and am
pretty adventurous in my tastes. From the exotic (Thai, Vietnamese,
Ethiopian, Indian, etc.) to the more traditional (Country French,
Italian, Chinese) to comfort food (mac & cheese, pot roast,
homemade pie), I love it all and love to find new favorites.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My house, my cat
my 1963 Plymouth Valiant convertible, books, music, love of all
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Our broken political system, how it got this bad, and how we will
ever be able to redeem it when 80% of the country is either too
apathetic or in too much denial.
Why eating crap or stuff flown in from Chile is cheaper than eating
locally grown organic.
How it is that functioning adults can successfully get through 16+
years of schooling and still not be able to spell, punctuate or use
I think of other stuff too, though.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either going out (dinner, movie, dancing, live music, etc.) or
staying in to make dinner and watch TV or a movie to let my poor
tired brain rest, although I must confess that in the past few
years it's been more of the latter and less of the former due to
lack of money and motivation, but I am really ready to change that.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have been both a cheerleader and a sorority girl. At one point,
both at the same time.
(Beware of how you characterize me based on this information...)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you think I'm interesting (duh). It would also be lovely if you
like to do stuff, enjoy participating in spirited conversation, are
adventurous and spontaneous, and are generally happy with who you
I welcome anyone who wants to converse with me and I try not to
have any categories I consider "deal-breakers" (I try to evaluate
each person/situation individually), but there are
views/habits/attributes that very likely won't work with me,
especially in terms of a romantic relationship: polyamory(really,
really not interested), extreme right-wing conservatives,
smoking(this one might be negotiable), militant vegetarians/vegans,
people whose *predominant* literary/entertainment preference is
Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and anyone who spends more than 25% of their free
time in front of a computer.
*female (or male) friend candidates are also encouraged to apply*
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