Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I love working in my garden, riding bikes, and running (ok,
sometimes walking) around the lake or in the East Bay hills with my
dog. I am passionate about Cuban music and dance, and I spend a lot
of time in the salsa scene. I'm a mountain girl turned city girl,
but still have a special place in my heart for alpine lakes and
aspen trees. I make it back at least once a year for a backpacking
trip. I'm looking for a intelligent, curious, healthy/active, and
funny guy to build a lasting relationship filled with learning and
I've gone through a series of periods of insatiable curiosity which
have led me to live in France, Venezuela, China, and Mexico. For
the moment, I'm loving life in Oakland and feeling excited to be
putting down some roots. What could be better than Oakland?
Seriously. Some might argue, the "West Bay", but I like them
I'm a bilingual teacher, in a very unique, progressive public
school. My work inspires me and challenges me, which probably means
I am one of the luckiest people on this planet. It's also just fun
to visit the land of unicorns and rainbows every day, which is
where third graders live.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Dancing. A lot.
Drinking coffee on my deck.
Listening to This American Life.
Running in the hills (kind of slowly, but running never the
Planting flowers (but not mowing the lawn).
Dreaming about hiking the John Muir Trail.
Chasing my dog around.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Planning adventures and then going on them.
Making people laugh.
Dance dance dancing.
Languages. I speak the French (in my sleep! crazy right?) and the
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have dimples which you see a lot because I laugh so much. I have
a super playful personality.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
My favorite genre is historical fiction, but I also like magical
realism (way better than realistic magic) and memoir. Here are some
of my favorite books: Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Tiger’s
Wife, Born to Run, La Lacuna, What is the What, The God of Small
Things, El Sueño de América, The Milagro Beanfield War, Daughter of
Fortune, Graceland, Other People's Children.
Food: Healthy, local, organic, vegetarian, you know, typical Bay
Area fare. I highly value the experience of good food and
Music: Mayimbe, Manolito Simonet, Susana Baca, Calle Real, Mirah,
Pupy y los que son, Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor, Los Van Van,
Neutral Milk Hotel, Calle 13, Hot Chip, Rural Alberta Advantage,
Chucha Santa Maria y Usted, Justin Bieber
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
fun, smart people
my bike (7, ok)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
All of the things I'm supposed to be doing as a responsible home
How our justice system can be so unjust.
Can chickens and Mexican street dogs amicably share a
How I'm going to make it to Cuba next summer on this salary.
¡Update! I got a grant and I'm going in June!!
How to convince my dog that I am in charge.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Dancing my ass off. Or alternatively, having a drink with you?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I meditate an average of 2 minutes and 34 seconds a day according
to the app.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are smart, fun/funny, active, and inspired, and looking for the
real deal. Bonus points (at least like 500) if you speak Spanish,
have some sort of connection to Latin America, or have an
adventurous/playful spirit. I haven't quite decided how many points
are possible (so maybe 500 isn't even that much) or how other bonus
points can be won, but you can help me figure that out.
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