I love artsy stuff: ballet, art, theater, literature. I have habits
I tend to revert to, but I also love learning new things. I'm
generally very easy going, but I'm very passionate about certain
things: reproductive rights, social justice, the serial comma. I'm
not loquacious, so when I say something I generally mean it. I try
to stay involved in activism for issues I care about, like said
reproductive rights. I'm terribly messy and believe the right guy
will find that charming. I was rated "patriotic" in one of these
quizzes, but please don't hold that against me.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in marketing. It's fine but not something I love. I'm also a writer, but nobody pays me for that.
I’m really good at
baking/dessert making, writing, listening, procrastinating, getting
angry about right-wing politics.
The first things people usually notice about me
I think there is near-universal agreement on the stupidity of this
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite books: My Antonia (Willa Cather), Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky), Persuasion (Jane Austen), anything by Ishiguro (except Nocturnes--don't read it). I love fiction, but I've been reading more nonfiction than I used to of late.
I have a ridiculous sweet tooth, which I try to work out by baking for other people. My favorite food is Indian, but that's probably because it's what my mom usually made and she's a fabulous cook.
I tend to like arthouse/indie movies, although my favorite movie is Seems like Old Times (definitely not arthouse) and I'm also a Star Wars geek.
The six things I could never do without
coffee, chocolate, lipstick, my ipad + keyboard, something good to read, gmail. For whatever reason, I always want to answer this question in terms of tangible (more or less) items instead of abstract concepts, although I agree they're more important (love, passion, justice, etc.). And I don't mention friends or family because I think they're a given. But maybe they're not a given and I'm missing the point. Who knows?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
politics. sex. how I can rationalize skipping my next workout.
On a typical Friday night I am
I tend to be really tired Friday nights, so I usually call it a
night fairly early. I'm much more fun on Saturdays.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I enjoy taking okcupid quizzes. I also think Joe Biden is hot.
You should message me if
My overfondness for leopard print and refusal to capitalize in emails won't bother you.
Your profile picture includes your face.
You are local.
Your message says more than "Hi, how are you?"
If my ethnicity has anything to do with you contacting me, please don't.