Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm originally from the East Coast (both the northern and southern
ends!), but I've been living out here for 12 years now and
absolutely love it. I really enjoy the work I do, I love hanging
with my friends in the East Bay and the city, and I feel like I've
got my proverbial "stuff" together.
I'm looking for the real-deal. Of course, I'm not averse to keeping
it casual and having a little fun while I get to know someone, but
I'm definitely dating with an eye for something potentially
As for the rest, let's see. I love my job, and I enjoy getting
better at it. I'm easy to talk to and pretty open about myself. I'm
equal parts serious and goofy. I'm passionate and attentive (enough
to make your friends jealous), and I'm respectful and responsible
(enough to make your parents like me). And if you can't tell from
that last sentence, I like to try to be funny. (But damn it if it
isn't hard to do in writing! I wish I could get David Sedaris to
write my self-summary.)
What else? I do red wine over white. I prefer sarcasm, irony, and
wit; if we don't have the banter, that's probably a deal-breaker. I
like wit, intelligence, and I've got a little of the geek-chic
thing going on. Oh, and there's a special place in my heart (and
stomach) for chocolate covered raisins.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I teach high school English at a small private school. I absolutely
love it: I get to re-read some of my favorite books all the time, I
work with dynamic people that love thinking about and tweaking what
we do, and it's great to introduce young adults to new ways of
thinking. The down-side is all the grading, but at least I get
Outside of work I'm hanging out with friends. I enjoy hitting the
bar, going dancing (anything from hip-hop to salsa to the random
80s party), throwing/attending a dinner party, or just chilling
with a movie. I keep active by going to the gym after work, and I'm
looking to have my first yoga experience sometime soon. I like
reading for work and pleasure, and I'm hoping to experiment more in
This past few summers I got to spend some time in Barcelona working
for a study abroad program designed for high school students. They
come to the city and study for 4 weeks, while the deans and other
administrators try to keep them busy and safe. I started as a Dean,
and now I go back as the Director. I like to tell people I meet
that "I summer in Barcelona." (So what if it's actually
Having these summers abroad has really activated my travel bug.
I've been to Rome, Florence, England, Paris, and Cuba.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm good at talking things out. I tend to wear my heart on my
sleeve since I think it's a quicker way to come to an understanding
with people. When there's an issue, I tend to approach it calmly
and rationally, but I can also leave it alone for a while if it has
me or someone else rankled.
I make people laugh. I'm good at using sarcasm and getting away
with it. And I'm good at making my most gullible students believe
almost anything; I once had a class convinced that dolphins
I like to think I'm a good cook, though I'm no gourmet. There are
some dishes I'm really good at, but with everything else I like to
improvise. I will say, though, that I make the best mojitos my
friends have ever had.
I'm also really good at matching a dress shirt with a tie, when I
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I guess that I'm easy to talk to and laid-back. Some have said I
have nice eyes, though I tend to think they're just plain brown.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Wow, too many things to list here. How about the highlights?
Books: Invisible Man, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Great
Gatsby, How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents, Narcissus and
Movies: The Remains of the Day, "O", Best in Show, The Three
Amigos, and a ton of probably unmentionable big summer blockbusters
(even if I know they suck, I still enjoy some of them).
Music: There's a bunch I like, though I'm not good with artists. If
it plays on Live 105, I probably like it. I also have a ton of 80s
music; you never know when someone is gonna need a dance
Food: If it says "con queso," I love it. But my "favorite" foods
are, luckily, all over the Bay: Mexican, Indian, Thai, and Italian
top the list.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Coffee, books, cheese, laughter, spices, and my friends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How crazy some politicians (and their base) are getting.
What I want my backyard to look like at my first house (which I
just moved in to).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'm either home having a chill evening by watching a little TV or
catching a movie (alone or with a buddy), or I'm out in SF catching
up with friends at a bar in the Mission or at someone's home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I co-wrote a paper on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the series, not the
movie!) that I presented with a co-worker at an actual conference.
The title was "Caged and Tied: The Performative Nature of Violence
in Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
What can I say? We got work to pay for our trip!
You should message me if
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We'd probably get along well if you laugh out loud during The Daily
Show, but also get angry at the crazy stuff you hear there
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