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31 F Austin, TX

My Details

Last Online
Today – 5:17pm
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Mostly vegetarian
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Gemini, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Mostly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Some things I like include:
- cynical optimism
- sex positive feminism
- arguing about -isms
- greenery on cloudy days
- friendly silences
- appreciating the awe-inspiring vastness of the universe without relying on any sort of deistic practice
- footnotes
- lazy Saturday mornings
- curling up with a book and a purring kitty on my lap
- enormous magnolia trees that look like they have secrets
- Jameson
- planning and executing trips
- limens
- knitting while watching a crappy History Channel documentary about Judeo-Christian archeology
- the sizzle and smell of sauteeing onions
- alliteration
- pretending to throw up in my mouth a little when my sister and her wife stop in the middle any activity to say "Aw, baby!" and make out...again
- brilliantly sunny days
- lists
- a well-used semi-colon
- the way many pencils marking many sheets of paper in a quiet room sounds like rain on a tin roof
- a non-sequitur
- star-gazing
- wine stained lips
- strolls
- sewing myself a new dress while I listen to CSS
- morning-sun-filled kitchens
- gnomes
What I’m doing with my life
Teaching teenagers about English. Complaining about educational bureaucracy. Grading papers. Avoiding writing a novel. Avoiding grading papers. Pondering whether or not to chop my hair off. Lesson planning. Helping my mom maintain her rose garden. Wishing I were lazily reading in the sun at Barton Springs instead of grading papers. Analyzing testing data, instead of knitting. Making fun of teenagers with other teachers. Bragging to other teachers about how one of my students said I made him like reading (yes, we secretly talk about students as much as you thought we did). Working towards doing a pull-up (curse my weak woman arms!). Drinking a beer while grading papers. Trying to keep my goddamn cat off the goddamn table, while I grade papers.
I’m really good at
Magically making teenagers think I'm awesome as I force them to write essays. Injuring my joints, particularly while falling off a rock climbing wall. Sewing myself dresses and never hemming them. Close-reading. Implementing and abandoning productivity systems. Thumb-dancing, cooking, and daydreams.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Lolita by Nabokov, The Malazan Book of the Fallen, The Darkangel Trilogy, T.S. Eliot, Hemingway shorts, The Watchmen, Joan Didion, Neil Gaiman, most things by Jack Kerouac, Neal Stephenson, The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula LeGuin, Vonnegut, Murakami.

Samurai and kung fu movies, Miyazaki movies, old musicals, 80s cartoons, cheesy 80s movies, Pan's Labyrinth, serious movies, Gene Kelly movies, documentaries about the decline of civilization, hopeful documentaries that offer solutions to the decline of civilization, Disney cartoons, Midnight in Paris, film noir, classic movies, adaptations of books I love so that I can complain about everything that was changed, Jimmy Stewart movies, and, my favorite movie ever, Amelie. I hate horror movies.

I love Andrew Bird and a well used loop. I can always be convinced to listen to Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, or Tom Waits. I dance around the kitchen and cook to Father John Misty these days. I brood to Iron & Wine, write to Explosions in the Sky, and rock out and clean my house to the Police and Toto. I jam to Kanye and Jay-Z on the way to Reimer's. I'm known to guiltily listen to Top 40 stations in the relative privacy of my car. I don't get into metal or reggae. Also this and this (these are links that you can't see if you're on the app, because OkCupid is a jerk).

Masala dosa, cave aged cheddar cheese, uova in purgatorio, lemongrass tofu banh mi, garlic roasted potatoes, mushroom ravioli, pistachio eclairs, potato-egg-cheese breakfast tacos from my kitchen, oysters because it's like eating the essence of the sea, pear and gorgonzola salad, cauliflower cheese soup, sourdough bread, clementines. That's it. I won't eat anything that is not on this list.
The six things I could never do without
Giant, cumulus clouds
My not-so-baby sister
Plants to putter around with
Writing implements
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Castles in the sky. The injustice of a parking ticket given five minutes after the time ended, and when you arrive the meter person is still visible walking down the street. The intersections and fragmentations of various equal rights groups. Fictional people. Why teenagers brains aren't developed enough to turn in their homework. How that cloud looks like there should be a city in it, and that tree looks like it must belong to a nymph.
On a typical Friday night I am
Eating something delicious that my sister's lady made before heading out for a drink or two or three with some friends. Or at home, watching BBC or PBS documentary series. Or Star Trek.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes, I want to message guys on OkCupid just to tell them that they're doing it wrong. But I don't, because they're doing it wrong, and might take my good intentions as interest.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 30–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You are goofy but grown-up, looking for someone who's in it for the long haul.

According to OkTrends, you should message me if:
- you prefer the people in your life to be complex
- spelling and grammar mistakes annoy you
- you don't like horror movies
- you have traveled alone in a foreign country
- you think it would be fun to chuck it all and go live on a sailboat, but don't actually think that is a plausible way to live your life, because, let's face it, if you did, you'd already have done it.

But you should also message me if you have:
- horses you want to take me riding on, though I'll settle for a motorcycle.
- a sailboat that you want to take me sailing on (it could be a 14' Sunfish for all I care).
- guns you want to let me shoot.