EmiZeee
34 Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a writer, a reader, a cook, an explorer, a steadfast friend, a terrible liar, and a marginally effective flirt. I find happiness in simple things: a well-made meal, a cozy space, a sweeping view from the top of something I climbed, an intimate and meandering conversation, laughing until I cry and my sides ache, the warm/sweet burn of a bourbon neat.

I moved here a year ago from Chicago, and I remain proudly and resolutely Midwestern. Also an ambivert (ENFP/INFP depending on the day).

Trained as a chef. Can't cook your way out of a Munchery bag? I can help!

I'm fiercely independent, but value connection with others above all else. I'd love to find someone who feels similarly — who doesn't need to be needed, but very much wants an enthusiastic co-conspirator for good conversation, laughter, home-cooked meals, and adventuring near and far. Oh, and sexy time.
What I’m doing with my life
Seeking new experiences and genuine connection. My people are my world, and I've been told that you can tell. I'm intentional about maintaining the relationships that really mean something to me, and my favorite way to do that is by experiencing new things together.

I recently started a new job managing marketing/comms and special projects for the internal food program at a big tech company with strong values around sustainability. On my first day, I nearly cried when I found out there was an employee-maintained community garden on the roof. My coworkers are a delightful mix of old-school hospitality types, creatives, nerds, and weirdos. It's brilliant.

Nights and weekends, I'm exploring my East Bay surroundings, hiking up (and often back down) mountains, planning and taking weekend trips, and trying to determine who I need to sleep with/kill to get a reservation at Lazy Bear.
I’m really good at
- stringing words together
- cooking tasty things
- connecting with people
- parallel parking
- killing houseplants (although improving in this area — I'd characterize my thumb as greenish-brown these days)

I'm really not very good at:
- sleeping in (although I try valiantly)
- budgeting at the grocery store
- hand-eye coordination
- remaining zen when it comes to Donald Trump
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Current reads: Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein and Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami.

Current shows: Mr. Robot (although this season is trying my patience) and The Night Of. I'm also mildly obsessed with Samantha Bee, and can't get enough of Viceland (all of it).

Current listening: Lake Street Dive, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Lord Huron, President Obama's summer Spotlify playlists (they're really good!), NPR Politics Podcast, Dear Sugar, Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio. Also, lately I've found 90s alt-rock strangely...comforting?

Current eats: Obsessed with poke bowls.
The six things I could never do without
NPR/podcasts (these dishes aren't gonna do themselves)
Morning tea
A sharp chef's knife
Connection
Sunshine
Kissing
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to not die with regrets.
You should message me if
Any of the below...

You're genuine, naturally curious, engaged with the world and passionate about something. You approach the world and other people from a place of humility with a desire to learn and an awareness of what you don't know.

You consider yourself a feminist, and aren't afraid to say so. (Hot!)

You care about and actively seek out news about current events. You're not afraid to get political.

You agree that the truth is always sexier.

You want to try this with me: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/modern-love/36-questions/

You take calculated risks.

You want to explore a new neighborhood, try a buzzy new restaurant or that hole-in-the-wall you've walked past dozens of times, get drinks at a swanky hotel bar, go to a talk on a subject we know nothing about, flee the city and go for a hike, or go hang-gliding (I seriously want to!).
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