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My self-summary
Testing, testing. Hey, I'm Leila.

I am many things, but these are the highlights:

Educated - Communication and French. Music loving - concerts whenever I can. Nerdy - maybe not your traditional nerd but I've got my quirks. Feminist - if you're not, that's a deal breaker. Open-minded - I don't put restrictions on who I love. Awkward - maybe adorkable is more accurate. Curious - I ask a lot of questions, there's a lot to know. Amatuer Chef - see food section below. Pop-culture Vulture - I'm like a walking People magazine. Cinephile - let's go see a movie. Intellectual - see Curious. Traveling - lots for work, not enough for pleasure. Dancing Queen - best way to spend a night with friends.

I like to make my friends laugh, I'm fiercely loyal and I like to take care of the people I love.

Please don't message me if you're not local, aka from Minneapolis metro area. I'm not interested in long-distance communication.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm starting a new job in a few weeks! I'm excited for the new challenge within my field of higher education.
I’m really good at
Cooking, dancing, staying up way too late, making new friends, lending an ear to friends in need, and going on the random adventures.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my laugh, I've been told it's infectious. I don't know, the gap in my teeth? I wanted to get braces as a kid, now it's something I'm thankful I never did.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I really enjoy Arrow, iZombie (best show on TV!), The Flash, Lost, Fringe, Happy Endings, Seinfeld, Sherlock, The 100, It's Always Sunny, Brooklyn 9-9, and lots of what's on HBO Go, especially The Leftovers.

Harry Potter!

Movie theaters are my happy place, especially during Oscar season.

I'm a frequent podcast and audiobook listener, any suggestions?

I absolutely love to cook. I feel total comfort and peace in a kitchen. I think food connects us as a people, I believe it necessary to "eat the world." I love Thai, fried plantains, sushi, any of the West African food my mom makes, pizza and kale - don't even get me going on how much I love kale - or do! I have a beautiful Pinterest Board for all things Kale and it's great. Now see, you've got me going!

I'm a big fan of music. I love going to concerts whenever I can. Ask me my last few shows and you'll see just how eclectic my taste is!
The six things I could never do without
Good food.
Though infrequent, naps.
Four seasons not The Four Seasons, but that would be nice too.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Buying a house. It's something is like to do someday soon.

Leaving MN. It's home but I might be in need of a break.

Race, gender and sexuality.

My family.

Sex. Kink. Intimacy.
On a typical Friday night I am
I feel kind of lame if I don't do something on a Friday but I'm slowing coming to terms and realizing I'm not 22 anymore. I'm now more appreciative of quiet relaxing nights watching a movie or playing games with friends. Then again, I'm not 70 either, let's go do something fun!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You first.
You should message me if
You have a mind at work.
If you've done or ever considered doing the Peace Corps.
You don't take yourself too seriously.
You're open-minded.
You're a nice person.

You don't mind that I'm not a biker, camper, skier, marathoner, crossfitter or whatever other outdoor activities pepper OKC profiles. This doesn't mean I don't like to be active, wouldn't support your activities or that I'm not interested in learning.

If you LOVE to travel but only go to resorts, only have friends the same race as you, fear immigrants, make fun of fat or disabled people, don't think Black Lives Matter and are considering voting for Trump. Let me save you some time, not interested.