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lorelein

32 Austin, TX Woman

Woman

I’m looking for

  • Everyone
  • Ages 21–65
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Bisexual
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 3″ (1.60m)
Body Type
Curvy
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sign
Virgo, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Dropped out of two-year college
Job
Other
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Mostly non-monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), German (Poorly), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Please don't proposition me for a fuck and dash; I'm *not* interested. I seek dating partners, and how casual/serious that gets depends on the partner.

Fair warning - I often don't reply to anyone whose profile is more than a 15% enemy match to mine because statistically we disagree on social issues I personally find important.

I am: a punster, eccentric, silly, serendipitous, effusive, intense, chameleonic, travel-sized, a minimalist, honest, ethical, liberal, empathic, compassionate, outspoken, crude, queer, sapiosexual, and so on.

I'm the kind of person who organizes pubic hair-dyeing parties. My spirit animal is Reggie Watts.

My favorite quote comes from Joseph Fort Newton: "People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges." I also have a particular soft spot for the Latin phrase "Dum spiro, spero" (While I breathe, I hope).

Prior to the past 6+ years in Austin, I've lived in the Houston area, small towns around Sugar Land, TX, and two years in Berlin, Germany.

I have some fabulously muscular legs from cycling and other activities, and I'm fat. If you think someone weighing 165 lbs. and wearing a size 12 in women's clothing is outside of your criteria for personal attractiveness then I am definitely not a match for you.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I spent the previous year studying computer programming at Austin Community College (woo Python andC++), but I didn't find enough passion to pursue programming as a career. When my financial aid unexpectedly dried up, I upgraded from volunteering at the library to a job as a librarian assistant which I love. It's my dream job, and I'm so fortunate to have it. I may eventually return to college to study information and library science (maybe archivism). I also volunteer to proofread digitized copies of books for Project Gutenberg.

I'd like to get more involved with helping local community gardens, helping the less fortunate, etc.

I spent a year living in two co-op groups in east Austin, but I'm taking a break. I have a strong interest in co-housing, living off of a local garden, etc.

My interest in card games like Dominion, Magic: the Gathering, and DiXit waxes and wanes. I also hang out with the Burner crowd and go camping every few months.

I don't own a motor vehicle, so I cycle around a lot.

As an autodidact I try to practice speaking German and Spanish via DuoLingo. I have a special fondness for learning languages because I love to learn how people use different sounds and gestures and other ways to communicate the same concept to other people. I love people-watching (in the least creepy way possible).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
friendships, exploring, causing people to laugh, quoting Internet memes, squealing in glee, arguing for the cards of other people in card games, dividing small numbers into their lowest common denominators
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I laugh often, hard, and loudly. I giggle-snort. If you see it then you'll definite hear it.

If I'm cycling then people usually notice I'm wearing a helmet because that's rather unusual in Austin.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Book recommendations:
"The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss
"Every Day" by David Levithan
"The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green
"On the Banks of the River of Heaven" by Richard Parks
"Sleeping in Flame" by Jonathan Carroll
"An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness" by Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison
"Vessel" by Sarah Beth Durst
Robin Hobb's Assassin trilogy
Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy
Meredith Ann Pierce's Darkangel trilogy
Gene Wolfe's ginormous series The Book of the New Sun
The Callahan Chronicals by Spider Robinson
Steven Gould's Jumper
Alastair Reynolds's "Revelation Space"
"Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life" by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg
Khalil Gibran's The Prophet
"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot

Hey, you! (Yes, YOU.) Do you have a favorite book? Tell me about it! I devour sci-fi anthologies, and I'm fond of most of the writings of Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, James Alan Gardner, Mary Roach, Michael Pollan, and Richard Parks (to name a few among many). I enjoy poetry as well - especially Rumi and Rainer Maria Rilke and Walt Whitman.

I watch some fantasy, action, anime, science fiction (naturally) and darker movies. I haven't owned a TV in several years, but I watch TV shows online like Archer, Bob's Burgers, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, etc.). I also like PBS shows and documentaries (like David Attenborough and Werner Herzog, for starters).

I like most music; give me some drum and bass, and I'll shake what my mama gave me. My playlist consists mainly of folk music, bluegrass, electro, pop, JPOP/KPOP, EBM, gothic, industrial, musical hits from the 1960s on up. I also like bands like Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio because A) Yay, Latin! and B) they have song titles such as "Three Is an Orgy, Four is Forever" and "Who Stole the Sun from Its Place (In My Heart)" and I cannot tell if they're serious or it's all a big joke.

There are certain artists like Dido, Pete Seeger, Imogen Heap, Zöe Keating, America, Daft Punk, Combichrist, Yann Tiersen, e-gens, Guy Gerber, Simon and Garfunkel, Deb Talan, The Who, Ladytron, Wolfsheim, Don McLean, Eisley, José González, Incubus, Lady GaGa, Skrillex, Iron and Wine, Florence & the Machine, Bonobo, Fleet Foxes, Shpongle, and Puscifer that I always feel happier while listening to. This is sometimes true about Morningwood, R.E.M., Neko Case, IAMX, Rammstein, and The Dandy Warhols. I have a fangirl crush on Danielle Ate the Sandwich and also Rebel Wilson so hard that it's almost painful.

I cannot think of a food that I wouldn't try once. I have tried switched from a social vegetarian to a full-time pescetarian, but I found myself less happy and healthy, so I'm researching ways to address that. I'm especially fond of Asian/Indian, Hispanic, and African cuisines.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
(Please replace "could never do without" above to "prefer not to do without.")

pockets
a bicycle in good, running condition
needle and thread
computer+Internet access
intellectual curiosity
ginger milk tea - I'd put ginger in everything from cereal to birthday cake if I thought it would improve the taste.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how to make library policies and practices more efficient
bartering and non-standard forms of currency (Ex: tacos!)
radical self-sufficiency
kinetic sculptures
biospheres; co-housing; tiny house; underground living
Eurovision
non-violent communication (The name sounds woo-woo, but it has some sound guidelines.)
spelunking
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
... error, does not compute
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
There's very little off-limits to me. I have an active Fetlife account. I find The Red Green Show hysterically funny. I have been known when to sing the theme song of Schnappi das Kleine Krokodil complete with hand gestures.
You should message me if
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... not if, but WHEN?

... you're neither misogynistic nor misandrist. These are deal-breakers with me. Discriminating against an entire gender is nothing to be proud of.

Some more points that raise compatibility but aren't deal-breakers:
... you wear sensible shoes (or no shoes at all).
... you often have a good time without drinking alcohol
... you voted in your national and local elections.
... you're looking for a cycling partner.
... you would like to volunteer with me.
... you want to geek out about computer programming languages.
... you don't carry or own a firearm.

I prefer local dating partners, but I would consider a long-distance relationship if I meet someone extraordinarily well-suited. Either way, I love hearing from people outside of the greater-Austin area as well as inside of it.