Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Naturally blonde but not this blonde.
Moved back to Minneapolis after 7 years in NYC about 18 months
One of the Tens of Listeners to a certain delightful podcast (you
MUST message me if you know what that is).
Spunky with a dark side.
Drinker of an excess of Coke Zero.
Owner of a kitten named Gamma.
Turn ons include: proper spelling and punctuation. Messagers take
heed. (Indeed I get a lot of messages about the use of the word
'messagers' telling me that it should be 'messengers' -- messengers
are people who deliver messages though so that wouldn't be the word
I'm looking for.)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm going to be in school for a while (understatement). I just
finished my master's in bioethics (I can talk bioethics for hours -
be careful if you get me started...) and am starting med
I'm into the idea of spending my life doing rural primary care and
emergency medicine - and also having some dogs and other wildlife
in my life.
I used to be a French and Spanish interpreter and did my thesis on
gaps in bilingual healthcare so I'm also pretty engaged with trying
to improve things for non-English speaking populations in the US
with respect to healthcare.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
-Cooking - though, admittedly, much better at eating.
-Monday - Wednesday Times Crossword Puzzles.
-Drawing sentence diagrams.
-Being charmingly uncouth.
-Folding clothes (thanks to my flip-fold)
-Biking on a stationary bike, reading on my ipad, listening to
music and French braiding my hair all at the same time.
-Budget interior design.
The first things people usually notice about me
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-My blue eyes (feel free to comment, but know that your creativity
isn't going to impress me on the compliment front)
-The volume of my voice.
-That I tend to touch people when I talk to them.
-My complete loss of interest in you when you tell me you don't own
a TV (which may be preceeded by a moment of unreasonable rage at
insulting my flat-screened friend).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, An Unquiet Mind,
The Disappearing Spoon, Intoxicated by my Illness, The Hunger Games
(1 and 2 especially). Also: anything by Kurt Vonnegut, other
Science and Medical Writing, The Great Gatsby, The Iliad, The
Oresteia, The Innocents Abroad, A Short History of Nearly
Everything, Faust in Copenhagen, Ficciones (Borges), A Barbarian in
Movies: I'm not picky when it comes to movies, and there are plenty
of things that I like that I don't care to publicly admit to (at
least not before you get to know me). Other than that: Let the
Right One In, There Will Be Blood, Exit Through the Gift Shop,
Amores Perros, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Jules et Jim, Paris Je
T'aime, This Is It, Pride and Prejudice (BBC Version), Angels in
America, anything with Meryl Streep
Food: I'm on a never-ending quest for good Vietnamese Summer Rolls
in NYC (of which we have plenty in Minneapolis, where I grew up),
other than that, just about everything from the trailer park bar
where my family goes on weekends to eight-course tasting
Music: I've got terrible taste in music and can usually be counted
on to insist that we listen to audiobooks and podcasts (This
American Life, RadioLab, TBTL) in the car.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Paper and pens.
Someplace (even temporary) that feels like home.
Glasses or contacts.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The future -- this is both in terms of my future, my loved-ones
futures, and the world's future.
Medicine, global health.
Words, translation, language(s).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Bribing my friends to come up to my place by offering them food and
sitting by myself doing much the same things, only with the
possible addition of reruns of Iron Chef America, Intervention, and
Latin textbooks that I sometimes review for fun.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I think being 'uncool' is a virtue, but sometimes I worry that I'm
Mostly, though, I'm an open book. Sometimes too open.
You should message me if
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You're smart and funny and dreamy. Or any combination of two of the
aforementioned three characteristics (and think 'dreamy' in the
broadest sense of the word).
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