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My self-summary
The older I get, the better I was.

In former lives I have been team chef for the Cleveland Indians; have owned (and brankrupted) my own restaurant; lived in OH, PA, CA, HI, Paris and England; been an amateur stand up comedian; and performed in several ethnic music groups (west African percussion, Zimbabwean marimba, etc). I'm in the process of finding a new musical endeavor to pursue. I think my secondary relationship is going to be a marching band. I use my culinary degree to spoil my friends and family instead of make a living. I work as a nanny and I have a daughter (born 02/14)

My identity has gotten very wrapped up in my role as a mother. I'm ready to reclaim my body and some of my focus. I haven't started a new sexual relationship since 2012 so I'm a little rusty. Maybe I'm a MYLF? I've got some game but it helps if you think a lady in jeans and a hoody is hot. :)

I am way beyond pretense and I don't have time to waste on your drama unless we are already deeply invested in our friend/relation/partnership.

I often end up being a catalyst in the lives of those closest to me. My dearest friend summed it up by saying people who get near me learn a lot about themselves in a short period of time. I love helping people step through the veil, have ah-ha! moments, and reflect back the things I see within them.

I guess I might as well get all the regular deal-breakers out of the way; I am bisexual. I am married and we practice consensual non-monogamy.

Attraction is formed from so much more than physical appearance and chemistry is the ultimate test. Some people just aren't going to have the hots for you. I am curvy and I am only interested in dating people that find my soft body luscious and desirable. I rarely feel self conscious of my size and I have zero tolerance for body or food shaming.

Mostly my own choices have led me to this precise moment and I am responsible for who I have chosen to become. My life is rich with experiences and people. My priorities are personal awareness, honesty / full disclosure, and providing as much support and love as possible to the people that support and love me. I love to feed people. I like to do things that make people question their stance or bias. I like to act on my impulses. I identify with buddhism (maybe that should be up in the possible deal-breakers?), I engineer social capital, I am an aggressive driver, I have a lot of confidence that I am exactly where I am supposed to be and that I will continue to become the person I am supposed to be. The only perfection is the perfection of every moment.

I would like to make it clear that my husband and I are deliriously happy with our marriage. We share a daughter, a house, and we spend a lot of time together. We don't fight dirty. We are a team. We are respectful of one another. We accept that our feelings are real even if they are irrational. We work shit out. We trust one another. We are both committed to assisting one another in the pursuit of the most rewarding and fulfilling lives possible. We were married for 7 years before we decided to open our relationship to see other people. We have made it another 8 years since then! It was strength that led us here, it was not something missing. We are not looking for a triad. He has one other partner he is deeply in love with. I am on the hunt for (a) new partner(s) and often have one relationship that is much more about kink than it is about anything else.

I love how poly makes it possible to have relationships that develop organically into less prescriptive roles. You don't have to be kinky to be my lover. I can fuck someone I don't love, love someone I don't want to have sex with, and play pinball with my partner's wife on the weekend. I can go out on a date with you and be completely at ease being myself because I don't NEED you to like me. If it turns out you do and I like you too and we decide to spend some of our time together then that is awesome. Needs are inflexible. Wants are flexible. I want LOTS of things but I try hard to not need much.

I don't care if you are a man, woman, or self-defined. Your ethnicity wilI not impede our potential. I am interested in having intimate and vulnerable relationships with other human beings.
What I’m doing with my life
Taking care of babies, solving problems, lifting myself to my highest calling.
I’m really good at
Seeing you then showing you to yourself. Seeing what you reflect back to me. Cooking, finding the funny, performing the Heimlich maneuver, letting thoughts fall out of my mouth before filtering them, winning at tetris, surrounding myself with attractive and intelligent people, saying obnoxiously meaningless things, parallel parking, driving stick, stealing good (truthful) lines from other people's profiles, saying obnoxiously profound things, taking responsibility for my actions, asking for what I want without expectations, giving only what I can give freely and without resentment.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably that I am a carbon based being alive on this planet at the same time that they are.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, jamiexx, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Ben Folds, Roots Manuva, Cloud Cult, The White Stripes, Fiona Apple, Cake, Paul Fonfara, Soul Coughing, Tom Waits, Mr Bungle, Eric Clapton, Beck, and Daft Punk.

Cultural Blindspots- I have never seen any of the star wars movies, a single episode of star trek, mi
most horror and zombie films besides Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland. I have a hard time with scary things and they linger long after the movie has ended.

I stream stuff like Louie, 30 Rock and older hbo originals. We tend to pick one show and work our way through the seasons. The Sopranos, The Wire, Treme, Dead Like Me, Weeds, OITNB, six feet under, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Sense 8... 30 rock is our tv parking lot, we have probably watched the whole seven seasons front to back 20+ times at this point. I regularly catch a joke I've never gotten before. I'm not sure whether that's because it's so great or if I'm just not very observant.

I have moderate face-blindness (prosopagnosia) so movies are usually just a lot of me leaning over and saying "Have we seen her already? Which one is that guy? Is he the one with meg ryan? Nobody in this movie looks like Meg Ryan??" I can usually recognize John C Reilly, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Philip Seymour Hoffman (RIP), William H Macy, and James Spader. Some movies I love: Intacto, Momento, Fight Club, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I heart Huckabees, Amelie, Pulp Fiction, Lars and the Real Girl, Secretary, The Triplets of Belleville, Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Mary and Max.

PIXAR, Wes Anderson, the Coen Brothers...

Radiolab and This American Life, ask me another, 99% invisible, Serial, and Invisibilia are regular features of my downtime.

Books are wonderful, somehow they have slipped by the wayside recently. I have a lot of OLD favorites but very little by way of current favorites. I like McSweeny's and pretty much everything Dave Eggers has put out besides "And you shall know our velocity". I will admit to having loved the time traveler's wife; however, I refuse to see the movie. David Sedaris, Mary Roach, Oliver Sacks, Wally Lamb, and Christopher Moore all spring to mind.. I'm sure I'm missing some authors. Right now I have several books partially read including: The Mind's Eye, Sex at Dawn, and A Wrinkle in Time, Packing for Mars, And Blink... I should probably be spending more time reading books and less time consuming online materials.

Food? I have a degree. I will happily spend eight hours making french pastry, cassoulet with duck confit, or a traditional italian grandmother's ragu with five different kinds of meat stewing all day in it. My friends get to reap the spoils. Cooking soothes my rough spots. Getting the skin of a roasted chicken perfectly crisp without drying the breast meat is one of the most satisfying feelings I know.
Six things I could never do without
Rectangle (phone/tablet/device)
down (jacket, comforter, pillows, etc)
an excellent set of speakers
self confidence
prescription lenses
and psych meds
I spend a lot of time thinking about
M-theory. Somewhere in the confluence of Buddhism, polyamory, hallucinogenic drug use, and physics I think I found the meaning of life and I just can't quite express it or access it fully so I'm kind of obsessed with poking at it. Also- DMT.

I'm so on to you, universe. I will figure you out just in time.
On a typical Friday night I am
If I'm not home with the baby I have probably been let loose to roam the streets of Seattle looking for a good time. This has played out a number of ways.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Who has two thumbs and zero need for privacy? This girl!

SpankGirl on FetLife

I have bipolar disorder and don't use it as an excuse to be a crazy asshole.

I have a pretty tenuous grasp of popular culture and I'm not super political. I try to have as much awareness as possible but the truth is that I have a hard time holding space for things that aren't in front of me. I am either very present or completely sidetracked.
You should message me if
You are willing to be vulnerable and authentic.

You would rather get to know one another better in person.

And/or you want to hang out with me and Lucy, Molly, Dmitri, or Boomer.

And/or you are an intelligent, tall, dark skinned man.

And/or you're really very kinky!

And/or you belong to the NSPP
The two of us