Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
*took a walk with my dog Rosie, over the Carroll Street bridge in
Gowanus. It started to snow. And even though I was crossing over a
polluted canal in industrial Brooklyn, I thought it was really
beautiful. I like finding raw beauty in pockets of decay.*
Starting on an introspective note because why not? Some things I
have come to over time... Be true. Know the value of authenticity.
Lead with your heart. Move through the world with the ease of
someone who isn't always looking for something more or better,
because it's not where you think it is. (not from a self-help book
- just from paying attention.)
Ok, the requisite sales pitch...people have told me they think I'm
passionate, funny, fun, genuine, generous, wise, creative,
adventurous, strong... (these are the people I like to hang out
with obviously) I love living in Brooklyn. I'm happy on the beach
and could look for rocks on a pretty much endless basis. I'm very
happy digging in the dirt and moved when things bud and begin to
open in the spring. Update: My fig tree is covered in ripening figs
for the first time in 6 years. (well, it was...) I call it 'The
Little Fig Tree That Could'. Patience pays off...
Update: I just cleaned my garden out yesterday and my fig tree is
NOT happy, post-winter. It might be another 6 years before it bears
the little purple orbs..
I recently heard that the level of one's happiness is directly
correlated to how much one does for others. I might be a little too
happy for my own good.
I'm trying to teach myself ukulele. Googling things like "songs
with 2 chords".
I'm hard to define but easy to know.
I value honesty.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am a documentary filmmaker and story collector, but have also
been a teacher and photographer. Just finishing the first year of a
Master's program and I'm pretty excited about it. Also taking
writing classes and training to teach writing. I'm raising two
truly incredible teen-age daughters (who are with their father half
the time). Looking for new adventures. Saying yes to as many things
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
•Making people laugh, cooking, reading people, taking pictures. (no
idea why I grouped those together...)
•I have really good parking karma.
•Digging up clams and cooking them in the simplest most delicious
way you will ever have them.
•Being open to new experiences. Finding out new things about
•Finding the good in people.
*Appreciating challenges as much as good fortune.*
*Being a true and loyal friend*
*=extra valuable traits!
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I think that I am genuine and not a poser. That I'm interested. I'm
easy to talk to. People often say I have an irrepressible spirit.
Ok, they don't always use the word irrepressible but you get the
(and I guess that I'm in shape and look and seem younger than my
age - at least that's what they tell me.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I read, I love music, food of all varieties, and movies. I have
And I hate making lists.
Plus my profile is already a lot to slog through.
BUT......Lately, I like the way these guys sing sad love
and I never tire of this...
Right now the sun is shining and I'm listening to Manu Chao.. Me
Gustas Tu.. and it's making me happy...
Reading a lot of French and American intellectuals at the moment
and a book about women blues singers, for school.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My daughters, my close friends, music, feeling...touch...love...
(not really things but these are what sustain me and make me
Also...I really like being under water, hearing people's stories
(not under water), playing music loud when I'm by myself, cooking
for and sharing meals with people, lying in warm sand, dreaming.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What makes other people do what they do, social and political
issues, stories, food. How I can save the world (or at least help
some people out). Does everything happen for a reason? How I can
live in the moment but still look for new beginnings.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Friends, good food, wine, cocktails, music, or sometimes just
feeling the desire to spend the night with myself and a good book
or movie...or with you..
PS- I have a working fireplace and if you are very nice to me I'll
let you enjoy it with me... ;)
update: I just bought myself an axe and chopped wood for my
fireplace, which I'd never done before. It made me VERY sore the
next morning but also very happy.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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One time when I was little and I was curious about what real
kissing was like, I asked my mom if she would kiss me like they do
in the soap operas. Thankfully, she declined. Not sure where I'd be
today if she hadn't.
I'm very open. I don't have a lot of secrets.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I feel the need to put this up front. The anonymity and the
suggestion of the unlimited bounty of online dating seems to make
some people brash...careless...casual...I'm interested in honesty
and real connections...not game playing or make believe.
...if you are genuine, open, fit, funny, intelligent, interesting,
You love good conversation and like to listen as much as you like
I'm attracted to a man who is confident yet humble, comfortable
with himself, introspective, not trying to hide his
vulnerabilities, and who communicates with ease.
(This might seem like a long list but I wouldn't expect anything
more than what I have to give...)
Also, you gotta have pictures. More than one. If you don't, it
makes me wonder why...that's how this internet dating thing
Oh, and I really have trouble rating people with stars like they
are movies or restaurants. I know that's the way this works to some
extent but I'm just telling you that I almost never do it. If I
look at your profile a couple of times, it means I'm
PS. If you write to me, I'll write you back if I feel a resonance
or spark...Please don't be offended if I don't.
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