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27 F Chicago, IL

My Details

Last Online
Today – 4:20am
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Agnosticism, and somewhat serious about it
Cancer, and it’s fun to think about
Working on law school
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I'm in my third year of law school, and before that, I was a journalist in Madison for three years. I have come to realize that my switch from journalism to law school makes me seem terminally uninteresting in the world of OKCupid, so let me reassure you: I was terminally uninteresting as a reporter, too, so nothing has changed in that regard.

I've always been self-motivated and eager to learn and I'm interested in getting to know people inside and out, all of which helped me as a reporter and some of which may help me as a lawyer (it's too soon to tell). I'm generally in love with the written word -- both as a writer and a (fairly) avid reader -- and finding or crafting that perfect turn of phrase. This does make me a bit of a grammar/spelling/punctuation nerd, though.

I am a feminist and I like to question my own and others' assumptions about gender roles on a somewhat frequent basis. I love sleeping, but I hate going to bed. I don't mind cleaning, but I can almost always find something I'd rather do. I'm trying to fix this, but I'm not there yet, in the interest of full disclosure.

My family is really important to me, even when it's being totally dysfunctional.
What I’m doing with my life
While law school tends to occupy a good chunk of my time, I am also enjoying the city as much as I can. I love watching theater and dance and movies and eating my way through the city. I've also taken up yoga, which has helped keep me sane, and I'm trying to convince myself that I like running again. I'm a huge baseball dork and I love going to games, even though I don't really root for the Chicago teams (White Sox a little, Cubs never).

I have also never met a museum I didn't like -- be it art, historical or science-related. I like going to the zoo, as well (especially to see the giraffes), but I often feel guilty that we're locking some of these very intelligent animals up in confined spaces for our own enjoyment. I haven't done any of these things nearly as often in recent months as would be ideal.
I’m really good at
Completely reversing my sleep schedule to nightwalker hours whenever I have more than three days off.

Also, falling asleep on the bus (I want to add "and waking up before my stop," but I don't want to tempt fate).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Generally, a mix of highbrow and lowbrow.

Books: The World According to Garp, White Teeth, On Beauty, A Widow for One Year, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Alchemist, 1984, Brave New World, Lolita, Wilderness Tips, Infinite Jest (yes, I'm one of those insufferable Infinite Jest people).

I love used bookstores. I haven't switched over to an e-reader yet, and I don't anticipate doing so until I read all 400-some books I currently own.

Currently reading: A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Movies: Igby Goes Down, Closer, Charade, Amelie, Breakfast Club, Mallrats, Frida, Roman Holiday, Wait Until Dark, Breakfast at Tiffany's, City of God, Ghost World, Clerks, Lars and the Real Girl, Clueless, Dirty Dancing.

When I am in a bad mood, I don't watch romantic comedies -- I watch Closer. It makes me feel infinitely better to know that people are fucked up in many various ways.

That being said, my all-time favorite actress is Audrey Hepburn. I have read her biography, and not only is she a joy to watch on film, she's an amazing person. Look her up if you don't believe me.

Shows: Parks & Rec, Mad Men. These shows make me feel a lot of feelings. Leslie Knope is a fantastic feminist character on a fantastic feminist show, and part of me wants to be her very badly.

Music: Belle & Sebastian, Elliott Smith, Feist, Iron and Wine, The Promise Ring, Simon and Garfunkel, The Weepies, Arcade Fire, Phantogram, Sara Bareilles, Bon Iver.

So many musical guilty pleasures that I'm beginning to wonder if I actually just have bad taste. Obviously none of the guilty pleasures are listed here.

Song of the Moment:

Food: Cheese, cheese, cheese, good bread, frozen custard, dark chocolate, fruity/chocolate-y breakfast cereal, egg foo young, bagels with (lox and) cream cheese, kale, salmon sushi (really any sushi, but especially salmon sushi), french fries with mayonnaise (or aioli, if you're fancy), Cheetos, pho, most Thai/Laotian food (I'm building up my spice tolerance), Indian food (especially malai kofta)... the list really goes on forever. I could talk about food for days.

These aren't really food items, but I also enjoy craft beers, wine, and bourbon.
The six things I could never do without
Computer/Internet, my glasses/contacts, cheese, books, a pair of comfortable jeans, my two adorably demented cats. I realize there was a lot of cheating in this list to keep it at "six."
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Law school and related things (somewhat sadly), my mediocre fantasy baseball team, where my life is going to be in five years, what I like about cities and what I do not (in a land use/urban planning context, generally), whether I love or hate this site.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either out with my friends, in front of my computer, or behind a really good book.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 24–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
you want to obsess over the most recent episode of Mad Men. Or any episode of Mad Men.