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34 West Des Moines, IA Woman


I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 28–40
  • Located anywhere
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

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Last online
Online now!
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body type
Mostly anything
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Aries, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from masters program
Art / Music / Writing
Rather not say
Doesn’t have kids
Has dogs and has cats
English, French, Spanish, Swedish

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My self-summary
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And now, for something completely different….

I'm currently living in Des Moines but have lived everywhere from rural SW Iowa to Sweden to the East Coast to Italy and Switzerland. It's been a long strange trip. :)

I am a full time artist (glass and metal) and a total bookworm who would love to be introduced to the great outdoors (kayaking? canoeing? let's do it!) I love making complicated desserts that require two day advance planning and hosting fancy potlucks or bbqs with oodles of people. But more often than not I am totally content with cuddling at home with a book, my dog, netflix, and maybe you?

*Guys not living in Iowa (99.9% of the OkC members) please don't be turned off by my midwestern status. I am quite happy to meet someone from outside of the state and see how it goes. As an artist I can work from just about anywhere should things proceed swimmingly. Just an FYI.
What I’m doing with my life
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playing…i mean working in the studio
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- making ice malts & mix tapes
- driving a little too fast with all the windows down and the music WAY up!
- exploring my own town like a tourist and passing on that knowledge
- the middle of relationships. the beginning? not so much
- setting off on an adventure with little/no advance planning and still ending up on my feet
- reading waaaay past bedtime
- finding 'treasures' (my brother calls me a trashpicker), anything from an interesting rock or bit of beachglass to some random plastic thing or rusty old metal widget
- last but not least...BANANAGRAMS! I WILL school you.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't look like an Iowan. I also don't look like an artist. I'm an Iowan art ninja.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books - Oh your god, the books! I am admittedly a sci-fantasy nerd. And webcomics. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (and Lila), Oryx & Crake and most Margaret Atwood, Anne Bishop, Joanne Harris, Harry Potter (of course!), and so many more.

Movies - Princess Bride. Anything muppet-y. Fifth Element. Anything Esther Williams. Singing in the Rain. Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Grease. Beetlejuice. Old 50s beach movies with Frankie and Annette. Anything Pixar. Or Disney. I like my escapism light and fluffy, thank you.

Shows - For almost 10 years I had no tv and it was totally copacetic. Now? I enjoy but am not chained to watching Castle, Psych (when I can netflix the season), Once Upon a Time, the Finder, loved Pushing Daisies and Veronica Mars. Pretty much any show I end up liking is cancelled within a few seasons. Sigh.

Music - I've been listening to Bruce Springsteen on repeat lately (bad lands, human touch, lonesome day, dancing in the dark...) Actually, I love the 3 B's - Bruce, Bob Seger, Bob Dylan. Also - Petter, Nouvelle Vague, Yann Tiersen, Andrew W.K., Pink Floyd, Abigail Washburn, Bela Fleck, Los Ilegales, Mana, Manu Chao, NOFX, Rancid, Offspring, System of a Down, Nickle Creek, John Hiatt, any classic rock, really, and bluegrass and roadhouse, cheesy 80s, acapella... My ipod on shuffle is a thing of beauty to behold.

Food - the chicken curry dish at my favorite vietnamese place, chicken tikka masala, pickles, popcorn, anything deep dark chocolate...with fruit, greasy spoon 2 a.m. pancakes and hashbrowns, the BEST frozen custard in the world (Milwaukee people you know what I mean!)...maybe it would be better to list the foods I don't care for? I'll try almost anything once. (will NOT try poi, reindeer bone marrow, tripe or stir fried octopus again anytime soon)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
beer floats - like, i just don't get them. whyyyyyy would you put ice cream in beer?!?!

the future. my business and how to take over the world through art, pinky. dwellings and where i'm going to end up. romance and snogging.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Despite my love of cooking, chips & salsa (or alternatively cookie crisp) is a viable dinner alternative. Also? Cilantro creeps me out. :(

Any & all disney movies make me sob like a child. Be ye forewarned.
You should message me if
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You're looking for a relationship in which to be cherished supported and are looking to have someone to cherish and support as well. I'd like to find the real deal, emotionally.

tl:dr ? - looking for kindness, affection and understanding