36 Oakland, CA
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My self-summary
cherchez la femme. An arbiter of style and a native of Brooklyn: dwelling on the better coast. i refer to intense inspirational shares as ~streams of consciousness~. i love words (conspicuous, reckon, trousers, innocuous and queue, to name a few) and nuances.

i consider myself a perpetual student and like being around people i can learn from. i tend to have a more serious disposition, enjoy laughter and those quick to smile. i fancy myself an admirer of whimsy -- if not myself, whimsical.

I am pretty outgoing and social though need my down time like anyone else. I love massage, PDAs, and other tokens of affection. Seeking someone that can own his baggage and might be a potential partner down the line.
i.e. you've done some personal development. we are all works in progress. Ideally we want to actualize our best self. Glass half full etcetera

some things i love: Amsterdam, tulips, Art Deco, French cinema, shades of purple, poutine, the burner ethos, british slang, edamame, glitter, unadulterated laughter, colors, facepaint, cuddles, the sky & smell in the air just before a thunderstorm, personality tests (i'm an ENFJ ), jasmine, fizzy water, rose-everything, photography, any book in the taschen series, singing, yoga, rioja wine, dinner parties, & vintage clothes.

some things that i do not like: loud people, dust bunnies, following the crowd, litter, tobacco, reality tv, and poor spelling.

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." - Anaïs Nin
What I’m doing with my life
thinking a lot. So much beauty and opportunity - when we see the glass as half full, and it's always that and more.
learning to be present, practice compassion and various forms of self expression.
working on my patience, seeking out good people and what is to be learned of random experiences. nurturing friendships.
embarking on crafts of some sort.
I’m really good at
putting others at ease, connecting across social circles, reflecting. putting together a fantastic look, taking photos (and following up). context. trivia. Making faces. Articulating and enunciating. photoshop, organizing, & being punny. Karaoke
The first things people usually notice about me
Sometimes my outfit, others my expression
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
reads: design books (future art director in the making?!) David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, Alice Hoffman.
flix: Amelie, rainman, secretary, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Mary Poppins, chaos, Shawshank Redemption, Dances with wolves.
tubage: dexter, weeds, arrested dev, pushing daisies, curb your enthusiasm, bored to death
tunage: thievery corporation, imogen heap, adele, mariam and amadou, pink martini, idan raichel, morcheeba, astrid gilberto, gotan project, chach chach music, supperclub lounge compilations, alabina
foodie:, thai and french fusion, moroccan, indian, gourmet grilled cheese, anything someone else cooks with intention
The six things I could never do without
Things that when absent make for a less-enjoyable life:
sunshine, touch, music, companionship, colors! independence.
A camera or two
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I like the notion of karma but really, why do good people get screwed?

Free will vs. destiny.

Why are we here?
On a typical Friday night I am
if i am feeling jewy, having shabbat dinner. if on a solstice, with like-minded peeps. Most likely cooking and having an early night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't tend to like poetry. Would that I did appreciate it more, perhaps you can share your favorite Rumi or Khalil Gibran?
You should message me if
* you are emotionally available.
* you are kind.
* you are tactile.
* you know the value of good dental hygiene.
* you are articulate and have something to share or impart.
* you have a good balance of sobriety and celebration with spirits.
* you can communicate.