I moved here a year and a half 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'd love to find someone 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.
I manage 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, hiking up (and often back down) mountains, taking road trips, and trying to determine who I need to sleep with/kill to get a reservation at Lazy Bear.
- cooking tasty things
- connecting with people
- parallel parking
- killing houseplants (update: I'm finally improving in this area — I'd characterize my thumb as merely greenish-brown these days!)
I'm really not very good at:
- sleeping in
- running (but against all odds, I've actually begun to love it)
- budgeting at the grocery store
- hand-eye coordination
Current viewing: The Americans, Silicon Valley, and The West Wing (rewatching that series is a balm for the soul these days—I highly recommend it)
Podcasts: Dear Sugar, NPR Politics Podcast (when I can stomach it), Radiolab, Good Life Project, Freakonomics Radio, Hidden Brain.
Current eats: As many fruits and veggies as I can squeeze into my fridge, variously layered combinations of healthy foods served in bowl form...plus chocolate and white cheddar popcorn. You know, for balance.
Morning tea/coffee (I swing both ways)
A sharp chef's knife
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.
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 take calculated risks.
You want to wander around aimlessly exploring a new neighborhood, try a buzzy new restaurant or that hole-in-the-wall you've walked past dozens of times, take the ferry to Angel Island and hike all afternoon, go to a talk on a subject we know nothing about, or flee the city and find an adventure somewhere. Outdoor exploration is one of my favorite things, and I'm looking for someone who wants to join me!