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, potentially similar to my last
one, potentially completely different, 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 dog.
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'm also an enthusiastic aunt who is really glad my four
niece/nephews are mostly done with diapers, and into playing
baseball and riding bikes. 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.
Traveling. 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. 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!
hmmmm Top five answers on the board would probably be: laugh, eyes,
intelligence, humor, and being game for an adventure.
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 (laugh, but it's a
beautifully filmed movie), Star Wars, Crouching Tiger, Lonestar,
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 podcast,
Chelsea Lately, 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
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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