Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Welcome. I'm a pain in the ass with a big heart. I am not succinct.
I am excellent in the kitchen, excellent at the spoken and written
word, and need some help with decor. I'm well-traveled and
well-read, and I plan to travel and read a great deal more.
I judge ice cream lines by their strawberry. Some of them need to
taste a hell of a lot more like strawberries. Actually, let's just
get a lot of strawberries. No, I said a lot. Did you bring any
strawberries for yourself because this flat is mine. I get a little
a possessive around large amounts of summer fruit.
I am loyal but not easy, and I love narrative and non-narrative
equally. I can be easily distracted.
I dream of following in E.B. & Katharine White's footsteps
Unions and public servants and universal human rights, I like
those. I'm the daughter of a nurse-midwife and a social worker, and
I'm an artist and librarian, and if none of that makes any sense to
you, this probably won't be a go.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I read books to children, I instruct others how to read books to
children, and I spend a lot of time pursuing that unusually public
thing that is the public library. Sometimes in small rooms,
sometimes on islands. One of these days the New York Post is going
to do an expose on my tendency toward real talk with toddlers. I
have a complex professional past and present.
Above all, I am given to telling stories, and being there when
stories are told.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Loud laughter. Syntax. Stocking a cupboard. Listening and
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Freckles in the eyes. Sharp tongue. Dirty shoes.
What you see is more what you get than it used to be--but I still
think there's an element of deception or surprise. I seem to have
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I own a lot of cookbooks. I'm also partial to transcendentalists
and New Englanders and Dorothy Allison and James Baldwin and Jane
Austen and trashy science fiction and excellent science fiction and
anything else I can get my hands on. Mean stories, from any era.
Walt Whitman and Maurice Sendak, and, well, many things. If you
recommend books to me, I tend to actually read them. I read a lot
of crap too, and these days I read a lot of great books for
children and young adults.
Horn sections. Damn I love those.
I probably haven't seen too many of the movies you love. Please
enjoy educating me. Or don't. Except I won't watch most horror
movies. I get scared.
I love love love watching anyone do anything with great competence,
or talk about how they love their job. Documentaries and DVD extras
provide this pleasure in spades.
Food. Produce. In large quantities. Fruit and flowers. Noodles and
bread and sweets and spicy. I like to make food and to bake food
and to pick it and to play with it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Rising oceans. Early education. Groceries. Loved ones. Peter Pan
and Captain Hook.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You have something to say. 'Um, hi, how's your weekend?' isn't
going to get a response. That said, I know this is hard and you do
get points for trying, so just be your fine freak-flag waving self
and say hello. Genuine kindness and a bit of effort goes far.
Mad Max: Fury Road left you filled with inchoate longings, gleeful
confusion, and a kind of desperate happiness, and you need to talk
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