i'm a cheeky, fun-loving, and independent lady with a good sense of humor and a great sense of rhythm (according to my kindergarten teacher-funny story). i grew up in the bay area - moved around a bit in my 20s and 30s - and made my way back to sf in 2011.
i'm a berkeley grad (GO BEARS!) and an attorney by trade, but i've changed gears a bit recently...i love what i do for a living. ask me about it.
more than anything else, i value my relationships with family and friends. my parents are from great britain and are still (happily?) married after 45 years. i grew up catholic - not practicing now, but the catholic guilt remains. i spend a lot of time with my sister and my three nephews. i love them to pieces. i also feel really lucky to have great friends from every stage of my life. i've been friends with my best friend since we were five!
i love to laugh and to make others laugh with my somewhat sarcastic sense of humor and occasional self-deprecating stories (you know, the whole british thing). i enjoy going to shows - aziz ansari was my last show - he was hilarious - made some great observations about the downsides of this on-line dating thing!
i love to dance (that is a huge understatement).
i keep up on current events and i enjoy a good debate. the new york times, the pbs news hour, and npr are my daily sources of information. i grew up listening to the bbc on my dad's short wave radio. an awareness of the world outside of the bubble that is san francisco is really important to me.
music - i love how a song can transport you to a certain time and place. my tastes range from jt to depeche mode. i've been forced to renounce my former music snobbery (i went to the taylor swift concert this year). just like heaven by the cure is still my favorite song of all time - it makes me smile on the inside and want to spin around in circles.
exercise - i work out four or five times a week. mostly body conditioning (i've got some guns!) and bikram yoga (i can be a hot, sweaty mess!). i tend to get a bit grumpy if i don't work out regularly, and i tend to make decisions about my social life based on whether there is a class i want to take in the morning.
sports - i love going to CAL, 49ers, and Giants games. still haven't made it out to see the sharks, but would like to. i'm a bit obsessed with the olympics, and several of the items on my bucket list are sports related-olympics, world cup, superbowl. i went to the world series in 2014 (game 5). it was amazingly fun! i play golf (terribly) and i've recently picked up tennis. any interest in a match?
travel - like so many others on this site, i'm planning the next stamp for my passport. i have a general rule not to go to a place where i've already been - but i have had to break it a few times in the past few years - my friends keep getting married in places that i've already visited. damn them! i've traveled all over europe and central america and spent some time in the middle east.
who i'm looking for - a kind, funny, smart, and perhaps irreverent man, who won't be embarrassed when i start singing into my finger microphone, and might start singing into his own (not required), who wants to travel the world, go to the gym or on a hike, and head to a show or a game. someone who can make me laugh and who will laugh at/with me! someone who values family and friends, can communicate his feelings, and is not afraid to open his heart to me.