46 Palo Alto, CA
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My self-summary
Hi! I've been meaning to update this thingie for a while now... here goes:

Hi! Hello! For some reason, when I type the word "hello" nowadays, I get the Adele song earworm... eep! Let's try this again:

I'm a cute, freckly mom/kiddie play therapist lady.
What I’m doing with my life
I just completed my master's degree in counseling psychology... whooooo! I'm dividing my time between the Sacramento area and the bay area... my (mostly grown) kiddos live in the Sacramento area with their dad, and I'm doing an internship thingie in the bay area during the week.
I’m really good at
Playing Iron Chef: Leftovers!

Singing in the right key. Trust me. :)

Moving rhythmically to music.

Analyzing the shit out of everything. Ask anyone who knows me. :)
The first things people usually notice about me
... are that I'm a total spaz. Or maybe people are taken in by my thin veneer of normalcy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Victorian Literature and the classics.

Movies: Funny stuff and costume stuff.

Shows: string quartets at bars/cafes, and wandering violinists.

Music: World beat stuff. Julie Andrews.

Food: Everything except stinky cheese and fishy fish. And durian.

Colors: Blue and silver. Way totally not beige.

Trees: Those fruit trees where each branch has a different varietal of fruit on each branch. That shit is indistinguishable from magic.

Totem animals: Giant squid, cuttlefish and seahorses (cause they're so cute!)
The six things I could never do without
1. My friends.
3. Dark roast coffee.
4. Red wine/chardonnay.
5. Shoes.
6. Weird stuff.
7. My "collection."
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I analyze the shit out of everything, and my friends still love me.

Relationships. Ad nauseam.

How you can decant Franzia into a fancy wine bottle and most people won't know the difference...

... how too much harp music can be really irritating. I mean, you might expect that from something like bagpipes, but harps? However, trust me on this one. Or find out for yourself. The jury is still out on handbells... they're on probation. Oh. Peruvian pan pipes are featured prominently in the Soundtrack of Hell. Peru seems totally groovy but man... screw those damn pipes!

***THIS JUST IN*** "Zamponias" are the correct term for those horrible, horrible, horrible Peruvian pan pipes. :) :) :)

... whether or not skulls *really* make good chalices, or if it's all just hype.

... how whether or not someone asks you, "Do you like NPR?" is just about the most specific psych eval question there is out there
On a typical Friday night I am
Either hanging out with my lovely posse of friends in the bay area, or hanging with the teens and Sac friends in the Sac area. Or commuting between the two locations.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes I don't recycle. I feel a deep sense of dirty shame about this. However, I also kinda get off on my rebelliousness... It's heady...
You should message me if
Message me for any reason you feel like. :) In the spirit of honest disclosure, however, I should state that I have very little bandwidth at this time. If I don't respond, it's not because I don't like you, but because I'm out of my mind commuting, interning, and spending time with the kids during what's left of their childhood.