I could spend hours getting lost in a strange city, wandering through a museum, or leafing through a book, especially with a big mug of tea. I love languages, trivia, word games, and all kinds of new knowledge. I like to hike, go for late-night runs, and don't consider a day complete unless I've been on my bike.
I'm more of a listener than a talker; I like folks who can fill the gaps in conversation without being overbearing.
I spend a lot of time thinking about sexuality and gender. A few concepts that are important to me: body positivity, enthusiastic consent, queer and trans identity politics, pro-choice movements and reproductive justice. If you're nodding at this list of buzzwords, high five! Let's get coffee or tea or something.
Somewhere along the way I got diverted into medicine, and after a couple of years working as a health educator and a medical assistant, I'll be starting med school in fall 2016. My dream is to have a primary care practice focused on serving queer and trans folks and people living with HIV.
Movies and TV: One time someone asked me what my favorite movie was during a job interview, and the only thing I could think of was Shortbus. He said, "Isn't that basically soft-core porn?!" and I sputtered something about it being a really sweet movie about queer community and relationships and self-discovery and also having Justin Vivian Bond, who is amazing. It was mortifying at the time, but I got the job.
Shortbus aside, I've seen Angels in America about a half-dozen times, loved Weekend, have a soft spot for Kubrick (one of these things is not like the others...). I have recently discovered a guilty pleasure for Victorian detective procedurals and historical medical dramas. Slowly working my way through Scrubs.
Music: Josh Ritter, Richard Thompson, Girlyman, The Magnetic Fields, Andrew Bird, The Mountain Goats, The New Pornographers, The Avett Brothers, Coyote Grace, Dirty Projectors, &c. (On last.fm, probably not up to date: http://www.last.fm/user/linearbbq) I was a fairly serious musician when I was younger and still pick up a clarinet occasionally.
- something to wonder about
- somewhere to go
- something to do with my hands
- something to listen to
- deep breaths
In an ideal world: cooking Shabbat dinner; going to a contra dance or a folk show; hanging out with friends to bake, watch obscure movies, or play board games.
- you need a companion for a hike or bike ride.
- you appreciate tea and board games.
- I can play with your dog. not a euphemism.
- this sounds like a fun experiment to you: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/fashion/modern-love-to-fall-in-love-with-anyone-do-this.html