Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
What's that Coup song? "I'm here to laugh, love, fuck and drink
liquor/And help make the revolution come quicker?" Or at least I
aspire to that. I'm some combination of un-Seattle-ish earnestness
and frivolous, geekish escapism.
This profile needs to be updated as I wrote it several years ago.
But I've been in a long period of ambivalence about dating so I've
not put much thought into presentation here.
I've been in Seattle for several years now, and I'm starting to
feel at home with my network of friends, like the group of
troublemakers I had back in Texas. People that share political
ideals and are also good drinking buddies and hiking
It was quite a twisted road that brought me here from Texas. While
I loved the northwest and Seattle from my first time here,
protesting the WTO, it's taken time to collect all the pieces to
make a full life: work, friends, home, meaningful passions. Now I
hope to be more available for a partner to share with.
I'm looking for: Someone who cares about the world and is willing
to do something about it, but still takes the time for herself and
those around her. Someone who is independent but not afraid to
love. Someone with an open and adventurous mind...and a body that
follows. Someone who can share or at least admire a radical
critique of this world and a willingness to work for change. And
Edit: You'll also have to tolerate my transition period from being
a professional computer geek to being a nurse. This transition is
taking longer than I'd planned and has had higher financial and
emotional costs. Onward through the fog!
A word on polyamory:
I hope to someday find a long lasting primary relationship. Whether
that relationship is poly or monogamous is not as important as the
connection I'm hoping to find.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Finding a balance between my activism
for a better world,
self-improvement to be the me I want to be, living in and enjoying
the HERE and NOW......Which is why I'm here now. Currently I'm
going back to school. Spurring my transition from computer geek to
nursing is a desire to get away from being alone on a computer to
actually working with people. I found it difficult to be political
at work when I couldn't even be social!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening. Being accountable and honest. Caring about the world and
those around me. Giving backrubs and hugs. My cats love me.
My housemates think I'm an awesome cook (they told me I should
write that) and I think I make great bread.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Hmmmm... I'll have to ask someone. I'm pretty friendly. Bald head?
Red beard? Smile? Glasses? The leaflet I'm passing out?
Edit: Lost the beard
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I suppose there's worth in finding cultural tastes in common, but
does it really define us? To me it's too close to using what we
consume to define who we are. That's what Madison Ave would have us
believe, and fuck them. Others might ask, what do you do? Some
would construe that to mean, "what's your job?" and that won't do
either. How about: what is your dream?
Having said that, heh, I'll make a short and incomplete list.
, world music
, and some punk... like the Clash
and Gang of Four
. So old school.
As someone else said, 'there is life beyond Joe Strummer
.' But is it
heh. I've got a djembe
but it's been too long since I've
been to a drum
. If my schedule permitted, I'd be in our local labor
chorus, singing those old Utah Phillips
songs that Ani Difranco
Media: I'm almost always reading something, even if I should be
concentrating on school. I have a TV but I only play what I
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends I can enjoy and be honest with (#1!), causes to fight for
(no shortage of those), geekish smartphone (yeah, I try to do
without toys but keeping in touch with all those friends is a
priority), frequent escapes and things I haven't seen or done
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
moving people beyond liberal
, helping people be more
in their own interests, how to be a revolutionary
non-revolutionary times, what does it mean to be a socialist
as compared an
anything?, when will I go out dancing
next?, finding time and the
peace (piece?) of mind to read more marx
, listening to world music
, how many times can I
listening to Pacifica
andthis american life
, not being
a hard-core vegetarian
, living life to be
as well as
committed to social justice
which shouldn't be
a contradiction, xenophile
, Intentional Communities
, Barbara Kingsolver
, Poisonwood Bible
, current events
, affirmative action
, radical democracy
, labor organizing
, Talking Heads
, dark comedy
, left handed
, spicy food
, Guns, Germs, and
, Jon Stewart
, union organizing
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Oh, it varies: I often go to the gym, catch up with friends or see
a movie. It's a time to go someplace I've never been, try something
I've never done. Any suggestions?
Sometimes it's a quiet night reading or writing. I do try to use
the time to relax and unwind but don't feel the pressure to 'make
something happen' as I did when I was younger.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm getting therapy. Hey, it helps. If you get to know me, you'll
enjoy the benefits of my hard work ;)
I have NO IDEA why the damn survey doesn't think I'm horny - unless
it's my determination to not compromise values for cheap thrills,
darnit. OkCupid must have some bad procedures somewhere.
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