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My self-summary
I would describe myself as kind, playful, patient, positive and very curious. I'm up for just about any adventure! There are so many incredible things to see and do in this world. I want to do it all.
What I’m doing with my life
I have lots of hobbies and interests, but my focus for the past 2 yrs has been on a masters in elementary education. Substitute teaching right now and by the fall I might have a class of my own.

I caught the bug by volunteering at nasa ames teaching basic science to groups of kids on field trips. They are so curious and enthusiastic about everything. I love it and I want to encourage those traits. Eventually I hope to go back, but who knows what the future holds.

I've also been learning how to play pool, got into archery, getting outdoors more and learning more about astronomy. I occasionally go or a hike or climb rocks with friends. "The days are just packed!" C&H :)
I’m really good at
Ceramics: I've been a potter for over 7 years now. I love the creativity and the problem solving involved.

Seeing the silver linings and playing devil's advocate. I'm good at perspective taking which helps to empathize with others and see where they're coming from.

Board Games: I love to play, but I'm not really competitive.

Swing Dancing, but it's been awhile since I've dated anyone who does. Extra points if you do.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm always smiling :D
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
So hard to choose and inevitably I'll think of something else later
Podcasts: Freakonomics, Stuff You Should Know,
Books: I have far too many books. Packing for Mars, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Ender's Game, The Mother Tongue:English and how it got that way.
Audiobooks: this has been the way to go lately and I'm in the middle of The Martian.
Radio Stations: NPR It's the go to on the drive to work
Movies: Stranger than fiction, Waking Ned Divine, Shower, Hot Fuzz, Chocolate, October Sky, (Mostly Comedies and science and nature documentaries) I love to curl up on the couch, so Netflix is both my friend and my enemy. :)
Shows: Doctor Who, TNG, Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Bands: Iron and Wine, Cake, Bare Naked Ladies, Bobby McFarrin. Happy with a wide variety. Spotify is my go to lately and sadly I'm not good with band names anyway.

Food: Yes. I love being in this area. So many possibilities and I love trying new things.
The six things I could never do without
Friends and Family- They've been there for me and I will always be there for them.

A Studio- Transplant me anywhere and the first thing I do is find a ceramics studio.

Calendar - it's my brain.

Travel- Exploring other countries. Impromptu road trips! The ocean! For those of you who grew up with it. please don't ever take it for granted. it's amazing.

TED talks- They are so inspiring and makes me want to know more about our world. I hope one day to give a talk... just not sure what about.

Six? Who came up with that?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How people learn. Working on a thesis but honestly have no idea where to start.

Where I might end up living. I want to explore another country for a year or two, not just a tour. It's a big world out there and why do we have to stay in the same country our whole lives?

The best way to stay organized. Haven't found it yet, but I'm getting close!

If and when I'll get back into certain activities that I was passionate about: I got an open water certification and have yet to go diving in CA. Dance (lindy) was a big part of my life and I haven't gone in years. I used to play music, but I have to choose how I spent my time. Plus, there's always something new to discover which means setting a hobby aside for a while.
On a typical Friday night I am
Same thing we do every night Pinky... ;)

But truly, it depends. Some Fridays I go out with friends nights and others are curl up on the couch and watch a movie nights.

I'm really more of a Saturday morning girl :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Well then it wouldnt be private, but if you ask me something I'll be up front with you.
You should message me if
If you like getting outdoors, to go exploring, backpacking, fly kites, shoot a round of pool, maybe even go ice skating...
If you think there might be a connection.
And of course if you'd just like to grab some food or a cup of coffee and have a great conversation. :)

If you are direct and honest.
If you don't need alcohol to have a good time.