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28 Somerville, MA Woman


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  • Ages 30–35
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My details

Last online
Sep 24
5' 4" (1.63m)
Agnosticism but it’s not important
Might want kids
Has dogs and Has cats
English, German (Fluently), Italian (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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Hi, everyone! I was born and raised just outside of Hartford, CT and graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in music. I teach privately (mostly math), but I am also an active member of the Boston classical music scene.
People wouldn't guess it of me, but I love German power metal and Jorn Lande. Lest this little factoid scare folk away though, my tastes are bizarrely eclectic, as my internet radio station at work shows, and I do not worship the Devil (how could I...I'm a ginger!) I love hiking and being outside, and I've been told I have a wicked sense of humor (including South Park to the work of Christopher Guest to more, errrm, sophisticated avenues).

If I had to describe myself candidly, I am a hyper-intelligent, hyper-educated driven alpha female with a sense of childlike wonder. I would love to find someone who can challenge me as an equal and who appreciates the ridiculous and simple things in life.

I am enthusiastic, insightful, and quirky
What I’m doing with my life
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As of November 2013, I am a small business owner. Weird. I started my own private teaching company and am considering monetizing my rugs as well.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I am a musician first and foremost. I've played viola since I was 8, guitar since I was 10, have dabbled in the djembe and kemanche, and I sing opera (contralto) and metal (think a female Dio or Michael Kiske). I've also been told that I am a decent writer and I was a bowler for 15 years on local leagues. I also played softball for 10 years. I also love badminton, hiking, and being outside. I adore dogs, cats who act like dogs, and other furry creatures and they seem to like me back--or at least like my ability/willingness to not let them die horrifying deaths (ask me about Pele the baby squirrel).
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm a terribly hard nut to crack...and yes, I am aware of this and there are reasons for this. People are shocked when they get to know me and see how bubbly and open I can be. Also, I can be extremely sarcastic and have an extremely warped sense of humor.
The one thing about me that immediately grabs people's attention is my hair. It is long, thick and a pretty unique shade of red. I donate it to Locks of Love every 2-3 years, and at the moment it's getting pretty long again. The color's the attention grabber though. It's my one point of vanity.

Also I'm klutzy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Classic literature is my go-to, everything from Beowulf to Jane Austen's works to Crime and Punishment. I especially have a soft spot for Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre because I am a hopeless romantic at heart. But I am also a fan of Ayn Rand (I don't buy into the philosophy so much, and yes, I have read everything she published, but she fascinates me on so many levels). I had to buy a second copy of Atlas Shrugged because I read it so many times that the binding literally broke in half. I read a lot of mysteries--especially Sherlock Holmes or Durrenmatt's Der Richter und Sein Haenker--but modern books as well. And in true nerdy fashion, I adore Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and George RR Martin (and I did for years before the Game of Thrones tv show happened :P). I'm basically a literary omnivore.
My taste in movies is really eclectic. I saw Iron Man 4 times in the theater and love good action movies. Despite my initial fear, Iron Man II was also quite good. I prefer Timothy Dalton's James Bond and am willing to debate anyone on that issue. Favorite comedies include A Mighty Wind, Best in Show, Dr. Strangelove, Monty Python, and of course, Hot Fuzz. Then again, I am a hopeless romantic and a red blooded girl, so sometimes you just need the 5 hour A&E Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth. I will NEVER not watch The Fifth Element, Das Leben der Anderen, or Stardust if the choice is given.

**I did not see Disney movies as a child. When people hear this, there is always outrage and the claim that this needs to be changed. To date I can now say I've seen The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and the Little Mermaid. If anyone wants to help me see the rest of the bunch, I'm in.**

My musical taste is eclectic, but absolutely a crucial part of me. I have too many favorites to list, so here are my favorite artists at the moment: Scorpions, Franz Liszt, Desmond Dekker, Edguy, Jorn, Helloween, Jethro Tull, Mozart, Eluveitie, Suidakra, Passion Pit, T.Rex, and after much resistance, John Cage's prepared piano sonatas. Ask me to know more.

I also really, really love modality. I have studied musical Radif, raga, and early music, and I am both a fan and a scholar. I'm starting to think it'd be smart to make my focus chant in the Orthodox Church with a special interest in notation. Illuminated text is awesome.

The one good thing that has come out of my last relationship is also an undying love of the Wu Tang Clan. ODB is my hero. I also have learned that I REALLY like old school ska and reggae (Skatalites, Toots, Prince Buster, and the like).

I like food; it keeps us alive, and if it tastes good, that makes me happy. I'm proud to say that I've expanded my tastes in recent years and am fairly adventurous. I don't eat pork, mushrooms, or sushi though. And my own cooking almost never uses butter or salt (things always end up scrumptious though!)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My crazy cat-dogs, Ludwig and Lise
Musical instruments
Good company
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My mind is a fanciful place; everything and anything creeps to the forefront now and again.

Also, why the subjunctive and the noble semicolon are so underutilized.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I have learned that I am a highly social creature, but lately I've been kind of a hermit. I want to change this. For now, if I'm not making rugs or debating social gaming strategy with my friends online, I'm either reading or taking midnight strolls. awwwwwwww

Most other days of the week I'm out at some bar between Somerville and Cambridge doing trivia or karaoke. I am a fount of useless facts and the ego can always use the boost it gets from going to karaoke.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I like my beer like I like my coffee: dark. And yes, I've brewed in the past and will do so again.
You should message me if
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All the normal, trite reasons. I can always use a reason to procrastinate, though I warn that I do judge spelling and grammar. :P Seriously, though, proper grammar is vitally important.

Also if you want to play music sometime, I'm in. And museums and culturish things make me very, very happy. And massages. I am a sucker for massages.

Or if you're interesting and not creepy.

Caveat: I am in no way interested in casual sex/friend plus situations. I am strictly monogamous in relationship situations. That being said, I am also very much interested in making new friends/adventure buddies.