Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Of all the many questions I've considered answering on this site,
the most telling one for me was one I looked at and shied away
from. I didn't answer it and haven't come across it since, but I
decided it deserves a little essay. It was, "do you enjoy going to
the movies alone?"
I knew the answer right away: "No." But I wish I was a different
type of person, someone who did enjoy going to the movies alone. I
admire that kind of self-sufficiency. For me going to the movies is
such a luxurious pleasure, what with the resting in cushy seats,
the darkness, the hedonism, the snacks, and the huge entertainment
of other lives and stories told, it's like experiencing a fabulous
dream. That much pleasure is something I always seek to share. It's
somehow not enough to live something intense all by myself. I'm
sure that's a character flaw.
In fact I HAVE gone to the movies alone. I attended a Kurasawa
festival back in college years, all on my own, and had a blast. I
bet if I ever did take myself off to the movies alone now, I would
have a great time. But, I'd probably have to tell someone about it
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I got this baby by asking a donor to help me. The donor is someone
I know, but he's not involved with us at all. So it's just me
raising my girl, with help from my brothers and friends and a lot
of generous surprising people who cross our path.
Before I had a baby, I had a lot of free time every day. I would go
stretch out at a cafe with the Times or a novel and then wander off
to yoga class. Work starts around 7 pm for me, three nights a week.
Now that my daughter's in first grade, I have a bit of time free
during school hours. I pick her up from school at 2:30 pm and a
babysitter gives her dinner when I go off to work.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
dancing the tango.
ok so i'm really really really good at dancing the tango.
also, reading poems.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
are not the things i mean to project.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
the earthsea series
lawrence of arabia
the philadelphia story
howl's moving castle
& de caro
orange juice, eggs, french toast, pasta, cheese, peanut butter
sandwiches, sushi, salads made by someone else, and plenty of fine
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
and four pillows to sleep with
...but maybe with the right man, i could let go of one or two of
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
what i'm going to do with my 6.5 free hours each day while my
little girl is in school. i used to have more time to choose
between some downtime at home or maybe a yoga class, but lately my
daytime work has picked up. i taught at the same school for twenty
years and it closed last fall; since then i've been organizing all
my own work, which keeps me busy constantly...
i think about my girl: what opportunities we can take advantage of,
how to support her in her own busy first-grade life, what with her
love for chess class and music class....and what to do with all the
clothes she has outgrown?
i think about what's going on among my circle of friends, and dream
of finding time to visit each one... and sometimes it happens...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
tiptoeing around the apartment, enjoying my solitude and my one
weekday evening without work.
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