Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Writer/editor for a wine startup by day. Patron of San Francisco's
trivia dives, sushi bars, comedy shows, and poetry slams by night.
Enjoy travel, adventure, and filling my Netflix queue with cerebral
documentaries but eventually opting to watch toilet humor. Sucker
for cute animal videos as much as the next girl. Curiosity is
important. Nature is cool.
What I’m doing with my life
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Born in Moscow, Russia. Raised in Arizona and New York (but not
"New York, New York" New York). Liberal arts school in Boston.
Moved to the west coast a couple years ago for an e-commerce
writing job and stayed for the wonderful people and sweater
weather. Working on what someone once called my "SF accent"
(sarcasm) ever since.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing, editing, communicating, self-motivating, keeping an open
mind, overthinking, taking things too seriously, longing for
someone who will remind me not to take things too seriously,
getting along with other people's dogs, being playful at
inappropriate times, being painfully aware of clichés, not caring
whether or not you dress well, making resolutions to cook more, and
staying true to that John Waters quote: “If you go home with
somebody and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!"
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm "vaguely ethnic." That I might not be a natural redhead.
That I play close to the vest. That I have only one dimple. That I
nod encouragingly while the other person is talking, sometimes to
the point of distraction.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Currently reading "The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P." and
regularly poring over the works of: Salman Rushdie, Sherman Alexie,
Miranda July, Aimee Bender, Bill Bryson, Kazuo Ishiguro, Etgar
Keret, Dave Eggers. Hemingway's style is easy to mock but it speaks
to me loudest. Suggestions always welcome.
Movies: "This is the End" and "The Way Way Back" were big
hits recently. I generally like comedies of the
not-strictly-romantic variety, plus nostalgic, coming-of-age stuff
and the occasional gratuitous gore.
TV Shows: I mostly watch reruns of 30 Rock, SNL, Parks and
Recreation, The Mindy Project, New Girl, The Office, etc. Game of
Thrones, House of Cards, and Orange is the New Black, of
Music: Foot-stomping Americana and Irish pub stuff.
Electronic dance when I'm working. Top 40 remixes when I'm working
out. Lately I've been really into Motown covers...?
Food: I skew pescatarian but have been known to order a
lengua taco or two. Will try anything once.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
This might be cheating because it's either less or way more than
six, but: other people. People constantly amaze me and, if they
don't give you love, they'll at least give you perspective.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The cost of an American education and whether or not I Instagram
too much, among other things. Too many things, actually. I think
there's something to be said for a quiet mind, being "in the now"
and all that.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out somewhere with friends, unless I've had "one of those weeks"
that needs to end in a pedicure appointment, a long run, or a solo
trip to the movies.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Since I'm an editor, I'll admit to proofreading this bio several
times. I get excited when someone I think is cute can also
construct a good sentence, but I won't snub you solely because you
spell the word "you" just U instead of Y-O-U. Also, I'm into
dinosaurs and planetariums. Let's do this.
You should message me if
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You're interested and interesting. Bonus points if you can teach me
to build a fire.
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