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41 F Austin, TX

My Details

Last Online
Apr 9, 2013
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Mostly other
Other, and somewhat serious about it
Scorpio, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Has kids, but doesn’t want more
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
That is an odd phrase "self-summary", I wouldn't summarize myself at all. Actually, I would expound on myself, but I find that really hard to do in writing. Besides, it's also obnoxiously self-centered.

I am an urban homesteader, creating an edible landscape at my east Austin home. I have lived in Austin for the last 17 years - 15 if those in the same house. I am a landlord. It has been a lot of fun and is one of the things that inspired me to try okcupid - the other inspiration was turning 40! I grinned ear-to-ear all day long on my birthday. I remember my mom and dad and all my aunts and uncles turning 40 - it seemed so momentous at the time. Thinking of myself as reaching that same milestone just seems like a big joke!

I am a mom to 2 children, a 15 year old son and 9 year old daughter. We have our ups and downs. I happen to be the strongest personality in the house, so granted "our" ups and downs are usually mine.

I come over much better in person, so if you would like to meet send me a message and we can talk. Don't be discouraged if you don't see a message back right away. My work is really busy right now and I like to think about my responses - I'm not so good at off-the-cuff writing.

I enjoy being physical. Right now that is confined to yoga, but I used to play volleyball, tennis and raquetball and would love to find someone to play with.

I love to have a great conversation over coffee, except that I just gave up coffee, but I drink chai instead. I try to get to the why of everything. I find people fascinating and I enjoy trying to understand where they are coming from and how they came by their opinions.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Well, as a mom, a big part of my life so far has been spent raising children. That job gets less involved as kids get older though and it becomes more of a mentor relationship.

I volunteer with a local alternative currency program. I have joined Urban Patchwork as part of their new South Austin Farm project. I am creating a program that gives kids opportunities that don't seem to exist in schools anymore - we do a lot of practical, hands-on and creative activities geared toward team-building and cooperation.

I have a goal to get out more and enjoy more of Austin's night life.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm really good at making people uncomfortable and uncertain. It's a gift. If you thought you were certain, spend 15 minutes with me and you will be rethinking what you had for breakfast. I like creating doubt - I think certainty is the root of all evil.

I don't know. I'm really good at making things work, figuring out how to do stuff, fix things, make things, I can sew. I like to drive - can't swear that I'm really good at it.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Honestly - you will have to ask them or you can tell me when you meet me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: anything by Jane Austen and other British classics, Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto, The Lord of the Rings

Movies: The Princess Bride, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

TV: Downton Abbey!!!!, The Office, Malcolm in the middle (I don't have cable)

Music: OKGo, Cake, Cold War Kids, Feist, Muse(not the new stuff), Regina Spektor, Elizabeth Mitchell, Jack Johnson

Food: I like good TexMex, pizza, and Indian.

In general I try to avoid HFCS, transfats, white flour and sugar.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I've got doing without down to a fine art. If you have never gone without something you should try it sometime - Lent is here, you could start now!
Yoga keeps me sane and breathing.
Gardening keeps me grounded and in touch with the earth. (My apple tree is already blooming - in February! Is that normal?)
My kids keep me ambitious and loving. They also remind me to have fun and not take things too seriously.
Books - I read compulsively, not sure what I would do without a book.
Time alone recharges me and gives me energy to be out in the world.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I spend a lot of time thinking.

The current education sysytem and my dissatisfaction with it is something that I discuss with friends - most people don't want to hear it.

Fiat money and the futility of earning pretend money to pay my pretend bills occupies my thoughts quite a bit. The Future of Money is a great book, if you are curious how we came to be using paper to pay for real things like shelter and food.

I think about how to grow more food on my small piece of the earth - and how to collect the water to sustain it.

I make my own cleaning products and laundry soap. I wonder a lot why we use so much poison to do so many different tasks.

I really wonder how meeting online became the norm and how I missed the boat on that.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Ok, come on, I am on OkCupid so that I can change the answer to this question. Currently, I am either watching a movie with my kids or having wine in my backyard with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
The most private thing I am willing to admit in public to complete strangers who I am trying to present myself to in a positive light?
Hmm. Nope, can't think of anything off hand.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 30–55
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
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you know what the real story is in The Life of Pi!