Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I just moved to LA the last week of October, after ten years living
in Texas and one traveling, partly around the US and partly around
the world. I'm enjoying some very simple pleasures right now, like
drinking tap water (although maybe I shouldn't be doing that in
LA?) and putting my clothes away in drawers, rather than my
backpack. I am generally happy, well-adjusted, honest about my
crap, excited to experience a new place, and falling back in love
again with my dog, whom I just got back after his awesome foster
mom took care of him for a year.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am an avid writer, traveler, photographer, and reader. I am
currently looking for my next gig, while I settle into LA. After
traveling for a year, I'm definitely still adjusting to the idea of
a regular job! In the meantime, I'm finding places to hike with the
Before I left to travel, I worked in operations in the financial
services sector. Means nothing to you? I was Chief of Staff to the
Chief Administrative Officer for NA Retail Bank Operations for a
global financial services firm. What? You say that still means
nothing? No joke! Have you heard of powerpoint? I did a lot of
that. Happy to provide details in person.
I suppose I should have a life philosophy that I can articulate
here, but the truth is that I think life is about learning and
experiencing, and I don't subscribe to any one belief system.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Talking to strangers. Listening. Finding my way around a foreign
place, even if that involves getting lost and found again. Keeping
good friends across vast expanses of time and geography. Making new
friends. Writing. Yard work. Making cookies. Packing up your house
if you need to move. Parallel parking a stick shift. Showing up
with wine when you need to whine at someone for a while. Changing a
tire without having the car drop on me. Overpacking.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That it genuinely takes me by surprise that someone is noticing me.
That I'm comfortable with my own discomfort.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
This could be a long jumbled list: The Border Trilogy (books, not
movie), the Professional, the Black Stallion, Star Wars, Crouching
Tiger, Lonestar, Bloodline, Moone Boy, Rake, Luther, Friday Night
Lights, TC Boyle (selections), Let's Not Go To the Dogs Tonight (or
anything else by Alexandra Fuller), The Ha Ha, Charles Bukowski (in
certain moods and proper quantities), Fresh Air podcasts, the Moth,
indian, thai, and japanese food, a good steak, fresh crab, beet and
arugula salad, and lots of various types of music, especially live,
which I saw a depressingly small amount of while traveling. My
collection ranges from pointer sisters to moby to eminem and back
to neil young. (sorry, i got lazy with the capital letters...)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
the smell of the Pacific Northwest in fall
my fleece hoodie, which is getting close to disintegrating
good crisp apples, preferably honeycrisp
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why people don't understand that throwing cigarette butts out the
car window is littering, and why police never ticket them for doing
it. Seriously under-utilized revenue stream, people. Now that I'm
in LA I'm spending a lot of time pondering how so many people can
make a Prius use up two lanes, or why someone would spend $90k on a
Panamera and then drive it like a geriatric moron.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I don't think I have a typical Friday night yet, or again. Because
of this career break, the days are all fantastically the same. If
I'm working traditional M-F schedule, Friday is frequently a mellow
night - dinner w/friends or chilling at home. However, it's
increasingly become music out night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That even though people think I'm very outgoing, it's actually my
way of coping with being incredibly shy.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are smart, funny, excited to show me your favorite spots in LA,
and aren't frightened by the number of selfies I posted on this
profile. 17 countries in six months, solo, makes for a lot of
selfies. If you are looking for someone whom you can challenge, and
who will challenge you. I want a good adventure partner in life,
and adventure is as often internal as external. If you build
things, can teach me to two-step, or want to go spring camping in
Utah, you get bonus points.
Who are you looking for?
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