JenniferXyz
39 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
I feel like an idiot, trying to sum myself up here. I'll try to fill this in later.

For some reason I am incapable of filling this section out. Apparently it gives me an existential crisis to try to sum my self up.

I should explain that I don't currently live in downtown, although I did for many years. I moved to Silverton Oregon when I joined the family business (which I am currently in the process of buying). I am moving the business in August, in order to expand, and it will be much closer to Portland, which will allow me to move back. I am in Portland quite a bit. I would be happy to make plans to meet, but because of logistics I can't meet without a bit of notice.
What I’m doing with my life
Enjoying it.

At 19 I became a hairstylist. I enjoyed that job very much. It allowed me to travel a lot, had great hours and let me be very social.

A few years ago I decided to join my families (plant) nursery business. I'm very happy with my decision and look forward to many years of growing and breeding plants.
I’m really good at
I'll tell you what I'm not good at: Filling in this field.
The first things people usually notice about me
My face? I don't know...I would assume it would be whatever they see first, which would usually be my face.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Some of my favorite authors include:
Kurt Vonnegut
David James Duncan
Ursula K LeGuin
Michel Faber
Chistopher Moore
Ha Jin
Haruki Murakami
David Mitchell
Amy Bender
Sherman Alexi
David Sedaris
Theodore Sturgeon (Killgore Trout)

I love listening to music, some of my favorites are:
Modest Mouse
Violent Femmes
Florence and the Machine
Bob Dylan
The White Stripes
Neutral Milk Hotel
Interpol
Arcade Fire
Vampire Weekend
Phoenix

I like science fiction books, television shows and movies, though I rarely watch movies and refuse to go to the movie theatre.

I love all kinds of food, and eating is one of my favorite things to do. I feel so lucky to live in a time when such vast amounts of diverse food is available.
The six things I could never do without
Books, the Internet, Music, Art, Food, and Friends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Context.

I think that it is hard to understand most things without a sense of history, culture, society and general paradigms. I enjoy reading historical fiction because of this. I enjoy reading in general, fiction and nonfiction.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't have vericose veins or stretch marks.
You should message me if
For reasons that I cannot explain or comprehend, my inbox is full of messages everyday from 18-21 year old kids. I have no idea why this is going on. I have absolutely no interest in dating people that young, and have just been deleting any messages I get from youngsters. That being said, it's filling up my whole inbox just the same, making it hard for me to sort through for the more serious requests, and I sometimes go on deleting sprees and accidentally delete messages from people in my age group. I also become inexplicably distressed by all of these young guys messaging me, and so I sometimes log on for a couple minutes, only to log off again before I have had a chance to respond to the more appropriate messages. I am trying to keep up with and respond to any serious/appropriate messages I receive, but I am bit underwhelmed at the moment. Sorry if this causes anyone any inconvenience.

You're willing to talk via okcupid for awhile before we talk on the phone or meet. I am not willing to talk to anyone on the phone or meet with anyone without first messaging on here for a week or two.

I'm looking for friends, and may be willing to go on a date. I would like to mention now that I think that it is ridiculous for one party to pay for the entire date. I prefer to pay for my share of the date. It's just more fair that way.

Also, just to save you time, I have a very strong aversion to goatees. It borders on a phobia. Beards, mustaches and sideburns are all fine, but I can't deal with goatees.
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