Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Work in progress; working for progress; working to progress.
Born in SoCal, raised in San Jose, Salt Lake City, and Seoul,
college and grad school in NY, PhD in California.
Former actor--did a solo show off-Broadway. In their review,
BACKSTAGE said, "It didn't suck."
I've traveled a bit -- the most exotic places being North Korea,
Cuba, and Muncie, Indiana.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
After serving as Executive Director of a nationally-published
magazine and finishing my PhD, I moved to Cincinnati from Oakland
to teach at a nearby university. Still getting to know
Cincinnati--I like Northside, Over the Rhine, Findlay Market. I
enjoy the proximity to bourbon-country. I am never going back to
Skyline ever ever again okay maybe 1 more time.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Singing Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" in karaoke. It's been described
as both beautiful and haunting.
Cooking salmon bulgogi and Vietnamese coconut curry chicken. I took
a cooking class in Thailand last year so I have a few more dishes
in my arsenal.
Making dogs love me (I worked for a dogcare company part-time
during grad school).
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
As a classy academic, I have many leather-bound books and my
apartment smells of rich mahogany (if you know what film that comes
from, we'll get along swimmingly).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
The God of Small Things/The Thin Red Line/Louie or MasterChef/Frank
Ocean/My mom's duenjangjjigae.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My close friends
8 hours of sleep and some form of exercise
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Storytelling projects that emphasize the local, the uncelebrated,
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Having a bourbon with a friend, or at a community event, or curled
up on my couch watching a movie, or reading a novel.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I won a "beauty" pageant. Dressed up as a unicorn. Playing air
guitar. Yes, those words just happened.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
For relationship purposes:
*You have a silly, inappropriate, absurd kind of humor (think
*You are smart. Not necessarily book-smart, but you're observant,
*You're a bit artsy-fartsy. The more artsy the better. More fartsy?
That's ok too I guess. Damn, compromise is hard.
*You're both independent and compassionate
*You have at least progressive politics. The more left the
*You take care of yourself, emotionally and physically
*You are honest and communicative; that is, you're intentional,
integrated, balanced, or genuinely working towards attaining those
*You are at least somewhat outdoorsy and athletic (the more the
In general, you have your shit together.
For dating purposes:
*You're willing to show a newbie around Cincinnati
*You're fun to be around
Who are you looking for?
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