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27 F San Bruno, CA

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5′ 5″ (1.65m)
Body Type
Full figured
Mostly anything
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Gemini, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from masters program
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently), Italian (Poorly), German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Ahh, OkCupid: "the poor man's". We meet again.

Hola :)
I'm Marina.

The teacher in me knows that "less is more," so let's get down to the nitty gritty, shall we?

In the past few years, I have:
-Spent many a year at UC Davis
-Had to add more pages to my passport
-Won a poker tournament (care to challenge me?) ;)
-Officiated a marriage
-Become an aunt
-Donated my hair to Locks of Love (X2)
-Been a bridesmaid
-Adopted a cat
... and oh-so-much more!

I feel just as comfortable in a pajama onesie as I do in a cocktail dress and wedges. (See my pictures for proof!)

I drive a hybrid, I say "cookie batter" and not "cookie dough," and I will always choose chocolate over vanilla.

Also: As > Giants, but 49ers > Raiders
What I’m doing with my life
I'm in my 5th year of teaching (holy shit!), and I (still) love it!

I also moonlight as a Pub Quiz Master (Mistress?) a couple of nights a week...which is surprisingly a lot like teaching, but with booze! Ask me where, and I might give you a hint at my next trivia night. ;)

AND I'm an avid softball player- I try and play at least once a week with my league team!
I’m really good at
Spanish, grammar, trivia and board games, explaining things, packing at the last minute, working under pressure, sleeping on moving vehicles
The first things people usually notice about me
Ask my students- they'll probably give you the most honest, straightforward answers as to what they first noticed about me.

However, here's what most people notice:
-My badunkadunk

-My hearty chuckle/enthusiasm
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love all of the above items. Way too many to list them all.
But here's 3 in each category:

Books: Life of Pi, The Help, The Hunger Games

Movies: Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Elf, The Patriot

TV: Arrested Development, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother

Music: Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Josh Groban

Food: I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little bit picky about my food, but at the same time, I will try almost anything and I LOVE ethnic food: Mexican, Italian, Thai, Sushi, good ol' American... as long as it's delicious, that's all I care about! I'm totally of the opinion that some of the BEST food in the world comes from stands off the side of the road, out of people's minivans, or at someone's home.
The six things I could never do without
1) my mom. She is pretty much the best mom in the whole world.
2) My geriatric cat. (I challenge you to still dislike cats after you meet mine! She's awesome.)
3) travel. My mantra for travel: always say yes!
4) the perfect pen to grade papers.
5) garlic. I'm not a huge fan of onions, so I generally just replace it with garlic. A cup of onions is = to a cup of garlic, right?
6) really, really cold water. I always have at least a few water bottles (reusable ones!) in the fridge at all times.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My bucket list (learning how to drive a stick shift, adopting a dog, competing on a game show- amazing race anyone?), why I'm irrationally afraid of bees, why my students try to add me on facebook, where I'm going to travel next, languages
On a typical Friday night I am
Anything and everything! Going out to dinner, having an epic board game night, chaperoning a school dance, seeing some kind of play/show, practicing softball, relaxing at home...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I still play my Sega Genesis. What can I say? Sonic the Hedgehog and I have a connection; it's deep and it's real.

Aaaaaand I also may have a mild obsession with Tiger Milk Tea.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 26–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
All in all, I just want to find someone who's compatible with me. I'm not necessarily going to jump into a relationship on date 2, but I'd like the guy I'm with to be ready and available for a real relationship. Like dogs and cats? Fab. Do you know the difference between "your" and "you're"? Love it. Think you can beat me in a game of Boggle or Words with Friends? Bring it on. Feel like going on an adventure? Yes, please! Will you eat the lemon and orange Skittles for me? I think we'd get along.

And last but most importantly, are you honest, funny, inquisitive, passionate, and think that teachers are sexy?


Let's go get some Thai food. Or drinks. Or go bowling! Or even better- you can email me a more fabulous suggestion :) I promise I'll try not to bring any grading along with me on our date :)

Oh, and if you and/or your group of friends want to come to my Pub Quiz, let me know. I'd love to see how you fare :)