Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
In DC for the summer. Born and raised in SB California, I went to
Portland OR for undergrad and have moved around quite a bit. Before
moving to Monterey for grad school, I was in India doing research.
Before that I was working out at the Channel Islands National
I love the ocean, surfing, snowboarding, yoga, awesome hats,
laughing with my friends, live music, dancing, dancing, dancing,
long walks in the rain, big cups of tea, being cozy, big fires,
sickle moons, metaphysics, interesting conversations....did you
know that bees can see ultraviolet? ;) I am a trained yoga teacher
and still studying yoga... I am a very curious person and love
learning about most things. I am generally busy around the clock,
but I value making time for worthwhile things and always love
meeting new and interesting folk.
Furthermore, there have been many recent mountain lion sightings in
some of my favorite places to hike, so I am trying to do less
hiking alone and more "buddy" hiking :-) That is where you come in!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
At the moment, two MA programs are taking up most of time, but I
like to thing that I am simply living my life, day in and day out,
figuring it all out, slowly...like Leo, the Late Bloomer (one of my
favorite kids books)
;) I am loving it, learning from it and deeply breathing it all in.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm a pretty good dancer and I make excellent hummus ;p
Of late I have been teaching myself more of the ancient arts of
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
"Your striking facial features..." Really? I suppose... I am half
Honestly, I have no idea.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books? that will be a long conversation, (some essentials though:
Jitterbug Perfume. Desert Solitare. The Fifth Sacred Thing. The
Four agreements. Shantaram. Paulo Coelho. Fear and Loathing in Las
Vegas. The Artists Way. A Natural History of the Senses. Vonnegut.
..there are SO many more, harrrrd question.
Movies: Dirty Dancing (and yes, you have to like this movie, too)
Generally speaking, I am more into films made in the Spanish
speaking world, so chances are, if it is in Spanish, I have a
greater chance of liking it...
Music... I love amerigrass/folk/blues/bluegrass/thought provoking
hip hop/booty bouncing rooty stomping dub wamp/FUNK/brassy new
orleans shit. oh, and random rab/edm
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
and, let's be honest, probably hats.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Design thinking/conflict resolution/development
critique/conservation/human nature relationship/resource
management/ relationship to place/what motivates human behavior and
other related ponderings.
The mysteries of existence. Optimizing time spent thinking,
thinking less. The "whys." Tea. The book that I am reading. People.
Plants. Food Systems. What I want from life/the future. The nervous
system/the brain (I am fascinated).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At my favorite yoga class. then home to read/cook/movie/art
project/sleep... or out to see music/hang with friends, depending
on what I feel like...
Hopefully not doing homework, but I would be lying if I said that
it never happens ;-)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I just started taking cello lessons...so it might be a good ten
years before I sound good, but I am excited :)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are awesome, you like yourself, you like your life, you have a
bookshelf, you want to go do something fun, in the snow, on the
coast, in the river, mountains, enjoy a delightful cup of tea, go
climb at the circuit or take me out dancing ;p~
You think that this website is a dumb, but do not like meeting
people in bars ;-p
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