Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a warm, lively person who places great value on imagination. My
favorite things include brunch, Golden Gate Park, bookstores, and
making extensive plans (for vacations, theme parties, movies,
dissertations on 80s icons, etc). I love stories and learning about
people and human nature. In particular, I like to both read and
write for kids around 4th through 6th grades. I grew up in an
antiquing family and have several cool collections.
It's probably worth mentioning that my family is a big part of my
life. I enjoy close individual relationships with my sister, mom,
and dad. I am a Bay Area native, went to college at a hippie
liberal arts school in the mid-west, spent time in England and
Nepal, and have been in the city for 10 years. I'm passionate about
working with kids, especially helping them develop socially and
emotionally. I have two master's degrees, one in teaching and one
in counseling psychology.
I am quick-talking, inventive, and snuggly.
What I’m doing with my life
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I work as the head of education at a unique non-profit for children
in Oakland. My varied responsibilities include directing summer
camp, developing and teaching creative curriculum, and doing
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making things up, being a friend, eating burritos neatly, reading
out loud, resolving conflicts...
The first things people usually notice about me
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I smile at everyone (I was voted friendliest in my high school
senior class poll).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Solitaire Mystery, The Passion-Flower Hotel, Failure is
Impossible, The Egypt Game, Stella Street and Everything that
Happened, The Snark-out Boys and The Avocado of Death, and pretty
much anything by Daniel Pinkwater
Movies: Sirens, Dogtown and Z-Boys, The Breakfast Club, Pippi on
the Run, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Great Muppet Caper
TV: Law and Order: SVU, True Blood, Most Extreme Elimination
Challenge, You Can't do That on Television (Why oh why hasn't this
come out on DVD yet???)
Music: Classic rock, the pop of my childhood, and of course
Food: Olallieberry pie, burritos, Indian and Nepali
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Could be sushi and karaoke. Could be sleeping.
You should message me if
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If you're looking to meet someone with the potential for a real
relationship, I encourage you to write me. I'm going to be up-front
and say that I have only ONE superficial requirement and that is
height. I have tried dating guys shorter than me (I'm 5'9") and it
never works. As for unsuperficial requirements, many of my friends
are gay and I could never date someone who has a problem with that.
So what AM I looking for? I'm seeking someone who is full of life,
a creative thinker, and emotionally aware. Thanks for reading!
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