Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm just doing my thing, trying to make it on this big ol' ball of
dirt like everybody else. Like termites.
I'm an introvert, even though I'm admittedly pretty loud.
I've always worked in politics/organizing and the non-profit
industrial complex in the past, but I am "retired" from that now
("if voting actually changed anything..." and all that). I've
managed campaigns and been a labor organizer, and right now I'm
trying to slow things down and enjoy life a bit more. I'm currently
trying to learn more about gardening, and how I can pay my bills
without having to compromise my integrity too much. I'd eventually
like to have a small farm of my own at some point.
I love riding my bike, but am legitimately terrified to do so here
in the Bay area. I've never met so many people who have been hit by
a car while riding in my entire life.
I play guitar (poorly), and also bought a cheap Casio a while back,
lying to myself that I would teach myself how to play keyboard. It
now gathers dust on a shelf in my closet. So if you want to come
over sometime and play the piano part to Bob Seger's "Still the
Same" while I strum along, that would be awesome.
I also got a new toy from REI (the one place I actually like to
shop), an inflatable tandem kayak! Let me know if you'd like to go
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Trying to open a retail store. It's kind of a pain in the
Living it. Doing my best to not be complicit in the suffering of
Trying to continually be a better person, which I don't always
succeed at. Finding prepositions to end sentences with (it's
allowed, seriously. http://www.plainenglish.co.uk
Attempting to communicate honestly and openly.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Rolling spliffs. I joke about my 10,000 Malcolm Gladwell hours
going into this, but seriously, I can roll a pretty nice spliff, if
you'd ever like me to demonstrate.
I also am a pretty good cook, as long as it consists of throwing
various items in a pot with wine and roasting it for a long
This section is hard for me. As I've mentioned I'm a bit shy, and
it feels weird saying things that aren't half-assed and jokey. I'm
good at caring. I care about a lot of things. I care about people,
and how this world is a fucked up place and what we can do about it
and what we all have to do to get by and make the best of it. I
care about injustice and oppression, and even though I may come off
as a cynic, I'm really just a damned disappointed idealist. There's
probably a quote about that somewhere.
I'm good at listening, better than I am at talking most times.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably my long, flowing hair? Maybe my eyes? I also get asked if
I'm hapa a lot, but nope, unless you mean part "native american" or
"indian" (ugh, really don't like either of those words, hence the
scare-quotes, but those are the horrible terms we have to work
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I usually only skim this section on most folks' profiles, and I
kind of assume most others do the same. There's already too much
text on this profile, so why not ask me? Good stuff, I promise.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Something to read.
Chia and/or sunflower seeds.
My backpack (this is slightly cheating, I'm using this as a
collective noun. There are several items found within said backpack
that I could never do without. e.g. a hoodie, an umbrella
[admittedly haven't used that one in a while], rolling tobacco,
The abbreviation "e.g." It's all like, "hey, I'm going to do you a
favor and give you an example of the thing I'm trying to
demonstrate. I won't even charge you for it."
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Ewige Blumenkraft und ewige Schlangenkraft.
Also, how much cooler it would be if I didn't have to do dumb
things like "work" at a "job" just to get "money" to pay the "rent"
and buy "food" (and no, I don't know why those words are in scare
That it's annoying that I'm listed as "more drug friendly" on this
website. I smoke marijuana both medicinally (migraines, anxiety,
insomnia) and recreationally. I don't drink, have never ever tried
coke or heroin or amphetamines, have done mdma once and didn't find
teeth-grinding and feeling gross particularly fun, and do
psychedelics maybe once a year. Maybe. Last time I used
psychedelics was microdoses last summer to try to break a cluster
headache cycle. I used to work in drug policy reform, for lots of
reasons. One big reason (setting aside the obvious soul-crushing
reality of the criminal justice system) is that I really, really
dislike marijuana/drug culture (420 slang, insularity, sexism,
dabs, the lack of ambition that makes productive pot-smokers look
bad by association, general bro/stoner culture, etc etc), and like
being able to buy my pot at a clean, well-lit store rather than a
sketchy dufus drug-dealer. I'm looking forward to when "cannabis"
is just another pulldown menu under "smokes" and "drinks" on the
sidebar of this site, not in the catch-all "drugs" (actually I'm
not looking forward to that as realistically by the time that
happens I really hope I have met a nice lady to be my partner and
am not on this site still.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hopefully getting my tent set up for a weekend camping trip.
Oakland Museum Night is pretty cool. Maybe hanging out with a few
friends and playing some music. Maybe New Parkway? Or, staying in
and smoking some joints, reading, listening to music,
Love going to shows, want to see more live music. Know anything
good coming up?
Most likely not at a bar or club, but stranger things have
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm colorblind, and it is just like this:
I have terrible insomnia. Anyone have any advice on dealing with
I'm the child of an alcoholic, and I don't enjoy being around drunk
people all that much. I'm not judging, just not my thing. I have a
strained relationship with alcohol. If we're going to the bar, I
might have a guinness or glass of wine to be social, but I'd
honestly rather be having a coke. I sometimes wonder how much
easier dating would be if I enjoyed drinking more, or if there were
more social places to meet/hang out with people and smoke pot (like
coffeeshops in Amsterdam), but there's still that whole pesky being
illegal thing, I guess.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are slightly less shy than me. No, seriously.
You are a funny, cute, well-read lady who likes to smoke pot, eat
good food, go on hikes and weekend getaways, and also like to
snuggle and such.
You actually want to meet in person. Coffee is not scary,
You want to get in a bit more camping this year before it gets too
cold and wet.
PS - you are preferably (but not mandatorily) East Bay.
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