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37 Philadelphia, PA Woman


I’m looking for

  • Everyone
  • Ages 25–48
  • Near me
  • For new friends, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 5:11pm
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
When drinking
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Leo, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Art / Music / Writing
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Mostly non-monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Has dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), German (Poorly), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I am sassy and funny and sarcastic and delightful. Really, just ask me! I love dogs, music, good food, and bad food.

Um, what else?

-I use my turn signals in parking lots.
-I am utterly incapable of getting everything I need in a single trip to the store.
-I spell out "you" when I text. (Actually, I often spell out "uou" but my phone knows which way is up.) I will judge you for typing "LOL," although I have been known to OMG in moments of weakness.
-I love, Hyperbole and a Half, Suri's Burn Book, Thug Kitchen, WTF Evolution, and Texts from Dog. Half of those are now defunct, and I refuse to list others in case I have some magical tumblr-killing power.
-I like folding laundry but hate putting it away.
-I'm a total sponge when it comes to music lyrics, but sometimes I "learn" a song wrong, and once it's in there, there's no prying it out. For example, Mick Jagger is not singing "under my tongue," but damned if my brain doesn't think he is...
-I think artful use of language is a huge turn-on. Ditto for really good storytelling.

I have a lovely fellow in my life who is agreeable enough to be down with me continuing to date other people (he does the same). At the moment I have a lot on my social plate, so I am not saying yes to much, but heck, if you think we are soul mates, give it a shot. Also happy to meet other non-monogamous folks who want to be friends and chat about relationships and whatever else comes up.
What I’m doing with my life
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Taking good writing and making it better. Taking terrible writing and making it readable. Taking amazing writing and making sure it's perfect (I don't get to do that last one as often as I'd like...).

Attempting to make a medical school website interesting. Recognizing that this is impossible, attempting to make working on that website interesting.

Helping people understand why their dogs do [annoying thing] and how to make it stop.

Clicker training my cat, who is a sociopath.

Walking, and walking, and walking, ENDLESSLY WALKING my incredibly anxious dog.

Jogging very, very slowly (also with the dog) in preparation for the very, very slow half marathon I'm running this fall - update: finished the half, now nursing an injury, but hoping to do another in March.

Frying stuff in bacon fat.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Doing long division in my head (preferably with a single-digit divisor...I'm not a robot)
Grammar and spelling
The NY Times crossword (except sometimes the Friday/Saturday ones get the better of me)
Scrabble, Words with Friends, and I am freakishly good at Wheel of Fortune (I recognize that this is a useless superpower, I'm just answering the question)
Inventing a good portmanteau. Or as I like to call it, "inventmanteauing" ... "portmanventing"? Fuck. Turns out I'm not good at that.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm singing along to whatever music is playing and somehow know all the words.

That the world's handsomest dog is walking very politely next to me.

Or if I'm alone, I'd have to guess my smile, or maybe my eyebrows? Oh, and I have pretty cool glasses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Shows: The West Wing, Sports Night, Buffy, Firefly, The Office, Cougar Town, Community, Gilmore Girls, Freaks and Geeks, Veronica Mars, Six Feet Under, this list is long...I don't have cable right now but I spend a fair bit of time rewatching old shows on Netflix.

Podcasts are my new television, and my favorites include:
NPR shows like This American Life, Ask Me Another, Wait Wait, Radiolab, Snap Judgment, and Car Talk; humor/comedy nerd stuff like Doug Loves Movies, You Made It Weird, and Harmontown; two of my favorites are a storytelling podcast called Risk, and a funny "advice" show called My Brother, My Brother and Me.

Movies: The American President, Serenity, The Princess Bride, Juno, Hot Fuzz, 10 Things I Hate About You, Mean Girls...I like a good rom-com, by which I mean an actually good romantic comedy (think When Harry Met Sally) as opposed to the shitty ones (I'm looking at you, 27 Dresses). Movies where stuff blows up and people fight each other can be fine, but I rarely go out of my way to see them. I hate horror movies and thrillers, with very few exceptions (pretty much just The Cabin in the Woods).

Music: Catchy, consonant, and/or clever is my jam. I tend to think of my musical tastes as shallow and broad (i.e., I can think of 50 musicians that have between 1 and 5 songs I absolutely love, but I couldn't rightly call myself a "fan"). I generally enjoy cute guys with guitars, angry feminists, and clever lyrics, so think Jackson Browne, Jonathan Coulton, John Mayer, Indigo Girls, Dar Williams, Ani Difranco pre-1999, Barenaked Ladies, and a lot of the crap that is on top 40 radio.

Books: I wish I had more time to read. I love Christopher Moore, and the last book that took my breath away was The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. I listened to Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close on CD in the car and it was mind-blowingly good. I loved A Prayer for Owen Meany and Garp. I read a lot of non-fiction related to my field at the moment, and for now I can strongly recommend The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell and strongly UN-recommend Cesar's Way. The last non-dog book I finished was A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. It had its ups and downs but I liked it more than I didn't.

Food! I'm a fan. I just stopped being a pescetarian after about 18 years, and I now lean toward less grain/more protein (I don't dare call it "paleo" because I'm just not that committed), as long as it's grass fed/humanely raised (so I tend to default back toward non-meat consumption in restaurants). I love sushi, Indian food, and frozen lunches from Trader Joe's; I drink tea, not coffee. Please note my artful use of the semicolon. Hot, right?
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I generally rail against anyone who says "there are no material possessions I couldn't live without."

Yes, sure, fine. That's great. I feel like you're maybe missing the point. (And if not the point, you're definitely missing the opportunity to make a fun! list!)

I'm assuming the crafters of the question are as prone to hyperbole as I am, so with an understanding that I get air, food, and water just for being me, I will additionally take:

1. My dog and his cat (they're a unit)
2. My phone and access to wireless internet (another sneaky two-fer, which it occurs to me is just 21st century shorthand for "a way to stay in touch with the people I love," which is the actual TICNDWO)
3. Physical touch of some sort
4. A really comfortable bed/good sheets
5. Semicolons
6. My Sodastream. I love fizzy water.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How I turned into such a goddamned hippie (I make my own deodorant and almond milk, for chrissakes).

How to change the world and convince people that my politics (far left and left of that) are the One True Way of Being Awesome.

Whether I can leverage my current skills into a career that would actually make me feel like I was Doing Good, and then getting distracted at the realization that I have become a person who uses the word "leverage" as a verb.

Whether my biological clock will ever start ticking.

How to make it so that I run out of chips, guacamole, and filling all at the same time, so I'm not in a perpetual state of having some or most, but not all, of what I need to make tacos.

What my dog will next become petrified of.

What's on my to-do list, and how I should really start doing the things, or start enjoying NOT doing the things, but either way, that I should stop thinking about the things and the fact that I'm not doing them.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Catching up on the freelance work I put off all week. Possibly playing poker with friends, or having a drink out somewhere. Last year I discovered the joy of lighting a fire in my fire pit in the backyard while I drink wine and listen to podcasts. I do that probably more often than seems normal.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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In keeping with the tradition of answering the question I wish had been asked, rather than the actual question...

The most quirkily adorable thing I'm willing to admit:
I have cried every time I watched Seabiscuit. Perhaps I should have opened with "I have seen Seabiscuit more than once."

The weirdest thing I'm willing to admit:
I have no sense of smell. Like seriously none. You can stop thinking of stuff I must be able to smell, because I can't.

The grossest thing I'm willing to admit:
If it's yellow, I generally let it mellow.

The most embarrassing thing I'm willing to admit:
The last non-dog book I *actually* finished was Mockingjay (aka The Hunger Games 3). No one hates me more than I do right now.
You should message me if
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-You found a typo in my profile (just because I'd want to's not a test or anything).
-"Yes, and" is your default setting for most, if not all, human interactions.
-You love dogs, or at a minimum will tolerate mine.
-You are bitter and sarcastic, but not a total misanthrope, i.e., you are kind but not nice.
-You like the idea of meeting that girl you saw rocking out to Justin Timberlake in her car last week. Yeah, that was me.
-You have something more to say to me than "hi" or that you like my smile. Please, do not get me wrong. I am very flattered that you like my smile. I just would like to know that we could have a conversation that didn't revolve solely around how straight my teeth are.