Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Born and raised in California, this will be my second time living
in Oregon--separated by two years in the mid-south. It was an
interesting experience, but I am glad to be back in the home of my
I love science, especially genetics
and have a recently discovered
passion for plant pathology. I also love fungi
because they are strange and
I like tea.
I absolutely love laughing
and people who are
I love sunrises and am (usually) an early riser.
I root for the Oakland Athletics. Baseball, curling, and diving are
the only sports I watch of my own accord, but I don't usually mind
football. It's always more fun to go watch in person anyway.
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a thoughtful message! So please feel free to send a message my way!
What I’m doing with my life
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I’m really good at
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Being cold. Seriously. It can be 72 outside, and I'll grab a
sweater on the way out the door.
Laughing, crocheting, and random factoids that most people probably
care nothing about.
And spilling things! Especially boiling things. On myself. Woo.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm short (compared to many). Other than that...I don't know;
you tell me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I love Pride and Prejudice, The Phantom of the Opera, and
The Scarlet Pimpernel. The Omnivore's Dilemma. Botany of Desire.
Oryx and Crake. Good Omens. I really like fantasy novels...I have
always thought that I should have been born with magical
Movies: The 1982 version of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Anthony Andrews
is an amazing actor and it's a shame that he never got to be as big
as his costars. When Harry Met Sally. Die Hard. The Shop Around the
Corner. Despicable Me. Howl's Moving Castle. For the most part,
I'll watch anything except for horror. I like to be able to sleep
at night. I mean, I'll watch horror movies. Just be prepared for me
to "watch" half of it with my hands over my eyes. Disclaimer: I
haven't seen a ton of movies. I apologize if your quote or other
reference goes over my head.
Music: Classic rock is the genre I find myself returning most to,
but I listen to almost everything. As long as it sounds like music,
I'll probably like it. :)
Food: I love food! As long as it's made well, I'll like it. I enjoy
cooking, but don't put in a ton of effort if I'm only doing it for
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order:
Warm showers or a toothbrush. I'm having a really hard time
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Plants and plant disease.
Often, I think about learning a new language.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'm at home with my cat. Often asleep before 10pm. Boring, I know.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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The way to my heart may very well be through Al Green. I absolutely
adore soul music.
You should message me if
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You're a kind person with a good sense of humor. If you have a
movie that you would like to recommend that I watch. If you own a
black '67 Chevy Impala and want to drive me around in it while we
blast classic rock.
If you need inspiration...tell me your favorite artist, your
favorite hobby, or where you'd like to travel!
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