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30 F Chicago, IL

My Details

Last Online
Today – 12:04pm
5′ 4″ (1.63m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Other, and laughing about it
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), Chinese (Poorly), Sign Language (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I've lived in Chicago for about 7 years now. While there are a lot of great neighborhoods, I really like being up north by the lake. It's fairly quiet and, hey, the beach is right there. It also makes my work commute easier, so there's that too.

I happen to love mountains and deserts (particularly together), and I'm trying to reconcile this with the fact that I don't have any major plans to move from Chicago any time soon.

I'm a big fan of academics. I love museums. And other cultural or zoological institutions. Very happy that Chicago has a great variety and quality of such things.

I tend to see myself as quiet and relaxed, but I don't think my friends would call me reserved or shy.

I like my life; I'm having fun. I wouldn't mind someone to join in on said fun. So if that interests you, get the ball going and send me a message introducing yourself.

INFJ. Quaker.

Barbara Gordon is my spirit animal.
What I’m doing with my life
I spend my days working in a summer program for accelerated/gifted students. I love my job and my office. I also work part time-ish with/for my friends—a large band from here in Chicago. These people are like family to me. A big, weird, smelly family...

I like the idea of 5K races and such, but I am terrible at remembering to register for them. So it's really more likely you'll see me out walking a few miles or so rather than doing any sort of race training at the moment. (And really, I'd like to be hiking. Someone please tell me there's a safe place to hike, accessible by public transportation, somewhere near this city.)

I write. Occasionally sketch. I sometimes do a bit of graphic design work and code tweaking. I enjoy trying out or experimenting with new recipes. Anything that lets me release some creative energy.

I'm a brand ambassador for Nintendo—it's not a job, but a partnership with them. It involves reviews and going to or hosting events every so often. (So yes, I play video games. But at this point I only have a Wii U and a 3DS. I gave all my other systems away to friends or family.)
I’m really good at
» Supporting my friends' projects.
» Trying new recipes/experimenting in the kitchen, generally with good results.
» Confusing my two cats. (This is not hard, just putting an ice cube in their water bowl can do this.)
» making the same face in every photo
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
As far as bands/musicians: Mucca Pazza, Dovekins, John Drake & The Shakes, Arrah & The Ferns, Lowdown Brass Band, Steinomite, Ssssnake... I'm pretty tolerant to most music (which, yes, is a totally lame answer). Mostly I either listen to WBEZ or Pandora's "Today's hits" station. (And let's be honest, also the 90s pop station mainly for things like Hootie & The Blowfish, Third Eye Blind, and Sister Hazel.)

My favorite authors are Vonnegut, Bukowski, Dybek, and Tolkien. I read a fair bit: YA, graphic novels, comics, lit fic, spec fic, short stories... Right now my favorite short story is "The man who forgot Ray Bradbury" by Neil Gaiman — or various works by Junot Diaz. I also enjoy comics/graphic novels; Gail Simone and Brian K. Vaughan would probably top my list there.

The two main things that make me want to get cable are Shark Week and football season. I watch a lot various shows via Netflix and Hulu... but I can't think of one show that I just have to watch or keep up with.

Food just depends on my mood. I enjoy cooking and wish I had a better kitchen. I'm a believer that "convenient and easy" doesn't have to also be boring. A lot of times I'll just get into kicks and make a ton of just one style of dish. I kind of miss my empanada making craze that I went through last fall, and will hopefully plan out a time to make a massive batch and freeze them. (My favorite will probably always be bacon, date & goat cheese.) I'd rather go to Argo than Starbucks... (but that's partially because I don't do caffeine.) I also don't drink beer, but do enjoy a good cider or whiskey/bourbon.
The six things I could never do without
1) My cats
2) Pen + Paper/things to create with
3) Dinosaurs
4) My mom's beef stew
5) Band Nerds
6) Sharks

optional list number 2
1) recipes to experiment with
2) music to dance to
3) ridiculous adventures with friends
4) bonfires
5) warm blankets and all things cuddly
6) a transportation system that allows me to not own a car
I spend a lot of time thinking about
» the amount of time I'd like to spend in National Parks and monuments... (aka how I want to go on a never-ending, ouroboros-esque journey to and through all of them)
» recipes to try out
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably reading if I'm not out at a show.

My ideal Friday: Sitting on a back porch/outside somewhere with friends, maybe some drinks, and just hanging out telling stories or joking around til early in the morning. Add in a bonfire and I'm set.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 25–37
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
... preferably if you actually want to meet in person.
(Just in case you missed it up there, I don't drink beer or coffee. So bonus points to guys who remember that for date planning.)