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My self-summary
Hey there!

I, like most other folks in this city, am a transplant. I'm a recovering Californian. 9 years clean with mild relapses around the holidays. I am now, so in love with this beautiful city, and state.

I love the outdoors. Hiking. Kayaking. Camping. River floats. Beach trips. Crabbing. Boating. Park days. Frisbee. Bocce. Fishing. Random road trips. Concerts and movies in the park. If you aren't into the outdoors on some level we probably won't make a good match.

I am a bit more on the homebody side, than on the party girl side. I don't need to go out every Friday/Saturday nights. Although, I do spend Sundays at the bar watching football. If you go out to bars/clubs all the time, we probably are not a match. Just saying.

I love watching sports but I don't really play. I am a huge Raiders and Timbers fan.

In a perfect world, I'd soon meet someone I could spend many years-the rest of my life with. If that happens on here, great. If not, I will be happy to have met new, fun people who enjoy the same things as I do. But ultimately I am looking for something long term.

**Instagram under the same name**
What I’m doing with my life
Laughing, dancing, loving, listening, learning.
I’m really good at
Being kind to others. Pep talks. Stopping to pet every single dog or cat that I encounter. Cuddling. Taking naps. Leaf stomping. Slide sliding. Swing Swinging. Getting lost on the bus. Hitting my head. Giving hugs. Always having chapstick and my water handy. Googling stuff. Not littering. Eating all the browines. Remembering my dreams. Wearing sunglasses all year round. Not remembering really funny jokes I have been told. Making not very good art.

Laughing at this...!
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall? Gapped teeth? I'm awesome? Yea, probably that I am awesome.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I wouldn't call any of the below favorites, just some that I like.

The books that I recently read, am reading, or have to read next are:
-Divergent. Don't judge.
-If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name, by Heather Lende. I am a little bit obsessed with all things Alaska, even though I have never been.
-One Man's Wilderness. Another testament to my intrigue of all things Alaska
-The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

Christopher Moore. Tom Robbins. Khalil Gibran. Michael Pollan. Jared Diamond. J. Maarten Troost. Jack Kerouac. Suzanne Collins. Daniel Quinn. Kurt Vonnegut. Judy Blume. Katherine Payne. Osho. Alan Watts. John Muir. Yann Martel.

The Warriors. I Love You, Man. Wet Hot American Summer. Food Inc. Grandmas Boy. Life In A Day. God Grew Tired Of Us. The Future Of Food. Go Further. The Shining. Black Swan. Dazed & Confused. What About Bob. LA Story. The Hunger Games (yea I said it, errr, typed it) Sunset Blvd. The Departed. The 10th Kingdom. The Sweetest Thing. Into The Wild. Finding Nemo. Big Fish. Collapse. 180 Degrees South. Grizzly Man. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days. Zeitgeist. (all of them) Bio Dome. Pootie Tang. Once Upon a Time in the West. Spirited Away. Moonrise Kingdom. The Labyrinth. Never Ending Story. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Unforgiven. American Beauty. Me, You and Everyone We Know. Winters Bone. The Fountain. The Whale. The Place Beyond The Pines. Dante's Peak.

Dexter, Shameless, The Walking Dead. TEDTalks. It's Always Sunny. Arrested Development. The League. Alaska: The Last Frontier and other guilty pleasure reality tv, which I shall not name here. Black Mirror. Orange is the New Black.

The Devil Makes Three. George Clinton. Led Zeppelin. The Black Keys. Jason Mraz. Sublime. Pink Floyd. Flogging Molly. Bob Marley. Rebelution. The Doors. Mishka. Tristan Prettyman. John Butler Trio. Real Big Fish. Parov Stellar. Gift of Gab. Michael Jackson. Ben L'ouncle Soul. Pepper. Barrington Levi. Al Green. Alexander. Jimi Hendrix. Macy Gray. Stranger. Macklemore. Gorillaz. Balkan Beat Box. Blue King Brown. Etta James. The Fugees. Slightly Stoopid. A Fine Frenzy. Desert Dwellers. Dispatch. Dub FX. Midnite. Pepper. Passafire. Rising Appalachia.

Local favs:
Medicine 4 The People. Worlds Finest. Outpost. Shook Twins. Fruition. Brad Parsons Band. Acoustic Minds. Jujuba. Twisted Whistle. Chervona. Morning Teleportation. The Villians, now known as Rose City Thorns. The Builders & The Butchers. Blvd Park. The Quick and Easy Boys. TapWater. The Student Loan. Left Coast Country. Oreganic. Phillys Phunkastra. Yur Daddy. Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme.

I have been a pescatarian for over 4 years. Meaning I do eat fish and shellfish, but no other animals. I won't pressure you to stop eating meat, if you don't pressure me into starting.
Sushi. Italian. Mexican. Waffles, donuts and brownies, yes please. Potatoes. I am also mildly obsessed with Zachs Shack.
Six things I could never do without
1. My family
2. The great outdoors
3. Hugs
4. Chapstick
5. Brownies
6. Sunglasses
7. Inhaler

I like odd numbers more than even ones.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Here are some random things that tend to occupy my mind:
Kayaking. Hiking. Road trips. Crabbing. Alaska. Music shows. Bare feet. River floats. The Timbers. Oakland Raiders. Fishing. Sustainability. Hornings Hideout. Adventures. Exploring. Good books. Sunshine. Park days. Sushi. Laughter. Chai. Jokes. Festivals. Healthy living. Frisbee. Bocce ball. Croquet. Fire spinning. Poi. Hula hooping. Movies in the park. My cat, Tater Tot Three Teeth. Conspiracy theories. Wilderness survival. Resource-based economies. Elephants. Waterfalls. Rivers
On a typical Friday night I am
I could be at, or watching a sporting event.
I could be at a beer theater.
I could be playing board/card/backyard games with friends.
I could be out camping, kayaking or fishing.
I could be out dancing to a fun band or at some dive bar drinking whiskey gingers.
I could be hanging out at home, watching a movie, hanging in my backyard, reading, or having a solo dance party.
Hanging out at home is probably the most likely.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child.

I have never made a snow man.

I have never seen an Indiana Jones movie.

I don't like pie.

I use an umbrella. (blasphemy, I know!)
You should message me if
-you're looking for someone to complement you, rather than complete you.

-you are kind with a good heart.

-you like the outdoors and adventures.

-you are a Timbers or Raiders fan and want to watch a game.

-you think we would get along.

The two of us