Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm from all kinds of places but the East Bay is my home.
I'm in the first year of an intense career, and it's been fabulous
so far. I relax with the same enthusiasm that I work - I have a
soft spot for dive bars.
I can talk to you about gardening, sociological theories of
structural inequality, how to properly assemble ikea furniture
(less torque is more), what it's like living in Canada vs Portland
vs SoCal vs The Middle of Goddamn Nowhere, or how to cook authentic
enchiladas. I like to think of myself as well rounded.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Kicking ass, taking names, standing out like a sore thumb in the
I work with foster kids and their parents, and it's not at all what
I expected. Sometimes I get to hold babies or play legos. Most of
the time I get to send faxes and wonder if it's 1994.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I love art, I paint watercolor most often, and I work hard to treat
people like human beings. I have a varied green thumb. I grow a
hell of a houseplant. Ask me about my newt.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I will be the one to introduce myself at a party, grab a beer, and
make a new friend. I am tall, the right kind of chubby, and
I am also a enthusiastic story teller, and I love those who are the
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Embarrassing paperbacks with dragons and werewolves on the cover,
coupled with intense New England-based literary fiction and
inscrutable 1960s science fiction.
Conan the Barbarian/Destroyer, Dad Movies of the Nineties, and Wes
Anderson as a whole, The Life Aquatic in particular.
I can lose whole weekends to high budget premium channel dramas,
David Attenborough harassing animals, and every horrible TLC
documentary ever broadcast at 3am.
Neutral Milk Hotel, Hole, Interpol, Bright Eyes, The Pixies,
Telekinesis, The Faint, Bikini Kill, The Smiths, Modest Mouse, The
Magnetic Fields. I call this the "Caucasian Mid Twenties
Ethnic food is ideal, preferably spicy. In fact, it's close to
Sidenote, I love the hell out of podcasts right now and am taking
recommendations. Favorites of the moment are Judge John Hodgman,
Sawbones, Savage Love, and Skeptics Guide to the Universe.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I need a clean home, green plants, fluffy pillows, good food, good
music, and good company to survive.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Whether I mailed those court documents, phosphorous-calcium ratios,
proper orchid watering schedules, whether to walk or drive, and
whether my dog really loves me or is just happy to be fed.
To be fair, I do feed my dog really fancy food, so I'm not against
buying her love.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
With friends, we cook and hang out and watch movies and play cards.
Sometimes we get drunk and go dancing, more often we engage in
ruining friendships with wii Mario games and good natured gossip.
Or I'm at home with the dog watching Jurassic Park. Again.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I am deathly afraid of velociraptors.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
As is clearly evident, I am plus size, and no matter how cool I am
and how well we get along, if you're not into plus sized girls
things will only end in disappointment.
Mutual respect is important. Conversation is important. Chemistry
is important. Social skills are important. I welcome confidence.
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