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shortislove

26 F Campbell, CA

My Details

Last Online
May 11, 2013
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Asian, White
Height
5′ 0″ (1.52m)
Body Type
Curvy
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Pisces, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Working on university
Job
Student
Income
Less than $20,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Has dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay), Sign Language (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I realize my profile is a lot to get through. Only the strong survive!

Welcome! I'm a reformed emo kid who has learned to love life. I decided to stop taking myself so seriously, and search out and enjoy the good things in life.

I enjoy sitting in the forest communing with nature; I also very much love the city, so I feel very lucky that I live somewhere with easy access to both. There is frequently a battle in my head between environmentalism and commercialism - every day I tip a little more toward the former, but damn, it is tough sometimes! I try my best to be a vegetarian but sometimes I just can't resist delicious, meaty temptation. I mostly do it for sustainability reasons nowadays.

I drink beer and I like it. I also can't say no to a good pinot noir.

I am pretty nerdy: I took a class on the native flora and fauna of California for the fun of it, I watch Jeopardy (and am damn good at it), and I always have a book with me. I also like going to places that fall under the category of "good for elementary school field trips": Monterey Bay Aquarium, Tech Museum, Exploratorium (the zoo kinda makes me sad)...what's life without a childlike sense of wonder? Science is fucking cool!

My demeanor tends toward the quiet, laid-back side, but certain things bring out my passion - good conversation, good times, any of my favorite activities- or, on the flip side, someone behaving disrespectfully or unjustly. I can get my righteous bitch on when it comes to protecting my friends (and I take bitch as a compliment, because the people that call me that are usually just intimidated by my superior intellect, confidence, and general raditude). I also harbor a serious case of bleeding-heart-syndrome. True to my hippie nature, I think a lot of the world's problems could be solved if we all tried to understand and take care for each other a little more.
What I’m doing with my life
I was an English major for a long time, but it just wasn't my passion, so I've switched to environmental studies. At this point I want to either do research or education, with a side of civic engagement - some combination thereof, preferably in the field, would be perfect. Undecided about grad school, but if I suddenly win the lottery then I'll definitely be in school longer.

As for work, I am a lifeguard, and hopefully soon a Parks and Recreation commissioner for my city.

I also run an apparel/jewelry business with a friend in LA, mostly just for fun. I hope to grow it enough to keep it as a small side source of income to support my future tree-hugger career.
I’m really good at
How about things I really enjoy...Giving (getting) back rubs/cracking backs (two of three infamous party tricks...the third's awesomeness/stupidity can only be witnessed), car-aoke (teaching myself to harmonize!), having incredibly stupid conversations (or incredibly intellectual ones, I quite enjoy both), cracking really lame jokes, sleeping outdoors, artistic stuff, dancing, reading, learning, yoga, hiking, playing the guitar (with limited success), skiing, men, the performing arts (any type of art, really), reading, art in all its forms, and sports involving water. But not water sports. I've caught the surfing bug! Reading in the shower, cooking, parenthetical sentences.

I make a point of learning a new skill, trying something I've never done before, or bettering myself in some way as often as possible - currently working on tending my organic gardening, and finding someone who can help me build my own PCR machine:

http://hackaday.com/2012/09/09/genetic-research-on-the-cheap/

Much to the surprise of everyone who knows me, I recently have learned that I am awesome at investment and personal finance. As my grandma put it, "We thought you were the one we were gonna have to worry about, but you seem to actually know what you're doing." Thanks, grandma!

I also have an extra-sensitive BS detector, skeevy dudes beware. I mentioned my righteous bitch mode, right?
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm SHORT. And have a seemingly surly demeanor, but really I am probably spacing out or tripping on a new realization about birds or something.

I can be very sarcastic and deadpan-y and this tends to go right over the heads of people who don't know me well. Possibly I'm just unfunny.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A Sand County Almanac, The Best American...series, Bukowski, The Wild Trees, Fahrenheit 451, David Foster Wallace, Bill Bryson, Bret Easton Ellis, Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psycopaths Among Us (nightmares FOREVER), McSweeney's, The Road, The Metamorphosis, Shakespeare (really), The Hobbit, Harry Potter (duh, what kind of nerd would I be), Your Inner Fish, The Stranger, Chuck Klosterman, Murakami. Lately it's been a lot of nonfiction. And peer-reviewed articles on habitat fragmentation. Currently reading: Under the Banner of Heaven & The Universe Within (and textbooks).

Movies: The Cabin in the Woods, Fight Club, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Graduate, Across the Universe, Best in Show, 8 1/2, The Big Lebowski, Watchmen (I know, I know), Zombieland, The Hebrew Hammer, A Bout de Souffle, Cabin Fever, This is Spinal Tap, Lilo & Stitch, Heathers, Wet Hot American Summer, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Wristcutters: A Love Story, O Brother Where Art Thou, Once Were Warriors, Bonnie & Clyde, The Producers, Thelma and Louise, almost everything Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino, Mel Brooks, and Alfred Hitchcock have done, The Lord of the Rings, Moulin Rouge, Kill Bill, Donnie Darko, Young Frankenstein, Mean Girls (so much smarter than it's given credit for, and written by/co-starring Tina Fey!), A Hard Day's Night, A Prairie Home Companion, Schindler's List, (500) Days of Summer...I really love discussing movies. And would like some more sophisticated selections!

Music: http://www.last.fm/user/shortislove/charts
The last several months are most accurate, but the overall is a fun look into my pretty bleak musical past (present?). And my love of classic rock, motown, doo-wop, and oldies isn't well-represented here. If it has soul and/or a good beat to dance to or I can belt along and pretend I'm a Broadway star/cheesy pop icon I probably will enjoy it.

Sometimes I listen to stuff that would be embarrassing if I had musical scruples, but I can justify it all. Can't we just listen to music for the fun of it, snobbery be damned? Okay, it's pretty embarrassing that I listen to songs from Glee.

TV: Dexter, Arrested Development, Venture Bros., 30 Rock, It's Always Sunny, Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, Lost, Modern Family, Firefly, Freaks and Geeks, So You Think You Can Dance, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Jeopardy, No Reservations, pretty much anything on the Travel/Science/Discovery Channels. Sometimes even the stuff about sasquatch and ghosts. Pop culture in all forms is fascinating to me - if nothing else it shows us how far we have fallen as a society.

TED talks and NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour, I can't get enough!

Food is best when it is ethnic, spicy, and cheap.
The six things I could never do without
Everyone has basically the same answers, so I'm going to write about what I want in a relationship: Teasing, fun, lots of challenging and debating with each other. Equality and a good amount of push and pull.

A man that is intelligent, inquisitive, open-minded, very caring, a little bit irreverent and rebellious, and who lets me get my way (or at least pretends to).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Music, life, and very very deep things of that nature, what makes people tick, evolutionary psychology, what the hell I forgot to do now, what I want to do over the weekend, how much longer our society is going to survive, who I'm going to be when I grow up, when I will next see my friends. Men with beards. Mmm, beards.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working. Thursday is really my going out night. Go college.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Every time I see the "Two of Us" tab I sing the Beatles song in my head.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 20–27
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends
You should message me if
My lame profile didn't drive you off? Writing a sales pitch for myself is very awkward.

If you are kind, funny, intelligent, and love exploring and taking care of this planet as much as me.

I know I'm a "red-dot" person and that can drive people off, but I have pretty specific tastes, and am apparently bad at not leading people on. Sorry in advance if I don't message back; that being said, try to message me anyway. You never know.

***I'm adding this because I've gotten a number of messages like this:
If your first message to me says "you're hot", "your cute", "u r a beautiful princess" etc. and not much else...I will not respond.