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My self-summary
I am a unique combination of smart, funny, quirky, passion and an adventurous spirit. I am a native Angeleno (a rarity) and I'm anything but typical. By that, I mean that I am incredibly genuine (almost to a fault) and I value substance over style. I'm also a nerd in disguise. :)

I believe in compassion and social justice and have very strong opinions about politics, which I tend to follow very closely. I believe that all humans should have equal access to basic needs such as health care and education.

I also believe in taking action. A great quote to live by: “Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ” (Paulo Freire) So, I do whatever I can to stay involved, whether it be something small, like signing a petition, or something bigger, like showing up for a protest.

I am a social person, although I've always preferred quality over quantity. I spend as much time as possible outdoors.

I also love to travel, and go on at least two major trips a year. I've traveled through much of Europe and Central America so far. My most recent trip was to Costa Rica. What a beautiful country!

And, despite my reverence for what's right, I'm pretty irreverent. Sense of humor is an absolute necessity in times like these! What is the Tea Party up to today? :(
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a teacher. And, yes, I do it for the money...
I’m really good at
ignoring Fox News
The first things people usually notice about me
My genuine nature and, if detected, my extremely dry sense of humor. Physically: my red hair :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite news sources: Democracy Now, the Nation, Daily Kos, HuffPost, the Guardian, Mother Jones, alternet, Salon, NY TImes, NPR, Buzzfeed

Books: I read a wide variety of both fiction and non-fiction. Recent reads: Steinbeck, Chomsky, Kafka, Glen Greenwald, David Sedaris, Diane Ravitch, Norman Rush, Paul Krugman, Michelle Alexander, Jonathan Franzen, Hugh Howey. Currently reading Murakami.

Favorite TV shows: the Daily Show, Last Week Tonight, Mad Men, House of Cards, Orange is the new black, Transparent, Better Call Saul, Dr. Who

Favorite Movies: Dr. Strangelove, Idiocracy, most Woody Allen, Cohen brothers, and Charlie Kaufman films, Office Space, Logan's Run, Brazil, The Big Lebowski (cliche but true), I Heart Huckabees, Hitchhiker's Guide (books and movie).

I like music and food (especially Asian food: Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Burmese). Yum!
Six things I could never do without
Sunshine, hot showers, my passport, a good book, good company, humor
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the zombie apocalypse...
On a typical Friday night I am
usually out somewhere in LA with friends or crashed out on my couch after a loooong week :(
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I listen to top 40s hits while cleaning my apartment (really loudly).

I secretly like airline food. (Maybe because I'm excited to be traveling somewhere?)

I think nerds are hot. :)
You should message me if
I'm looking for someone who shares my values and political ideology but also someone who is kind, loving, conscientious, self-aware and intelligent. I value honesty and integrity and open and direct communication.
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