27Santa Cruz, United States
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My self-summary
Hey there! I'm a recent UCSC grad hailing from a dinky town in the middle of the southern California desert. I'm a transplant from the Midwest (Wisconsin, specifically) and have been through too many triple-digit summers. Give me snow and a sweater any time; I love the "winters" here.

Part of what drew me here was the outdoorsy culture. I love to go hiking, biking, and eventually I want to try growing my own food. There's not really an opportunity to go ice fishing or snowboarding nearby, but I can deal with it.

It's a little tough for me to open up in large groups but smaller groups keep me from wearing out too quickly. It has little to do with the people themselves, I'm just a bit introverted and need to recharge between big gatherings.

I am in a polyamorous relationship which is so fulfilling because I want to find people genuinely interested in me, not just because they want someone. If I find another partner and become romantically interested, so be it. I don't see forming a strong relationship that isn't firmly rooted in friendship as well, nor forcing oneself into a relationship because you feel obligated to be in one. Essentially, I'm here to meet people. However that ends up working out is fine.
What I’m doing with my life
I absolutely love being in an academic environment, so it took me FOREVER to finally settle on two fields (Philosophy and History). I want the opportunity to continue learning and hopefully have a chance to work/study overseas. For now, I'm enjoying just being out of school for a while and picked up a pretty great gig near town to keep me going while I take a break.
I’m really good at
I used to play a a couple instruments, mainly saxophone and viola, but I'm really rusty now. For as much as I like creating music, I'm awful at moving to it. I feel like I'd be gloating if I posted too much here but I will say that I am AMAZING at directions and finding my way around. I actually really like getting lost in new places because it's such a rare feeling.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am rather petite and racially ambiguous. I've been told I have expressive eyes that do not let me hide my emotions well. I have been painfully shy for many years and told it sometimes comes off as cold, but I'm experimenting being more proactive.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm finally getting through my library that built up for years in college. I'm always open to suggestions to add to my budding library. As far as shows, I always look forward to the latest season Game of Thrones and have been meaning to rewatch Breaking Bad and Mad Men, but I also like a lot of cartoons and anime. As for movies, I tend to like "artsy" films; they're often older or foreign films, but a lot of newer ones are alright. I love pretty much everything from both Ingmar Bergman and Fritz Lang.
Moving to Santa Cruz forced me to trim the number of books I could bring with me, so it's mostly ones I've had for years and haven't gotten around to reading yet.
As far as music goes, I lean towards a lot of industrial/electronic genres but I can appreciate almost anything.
Six things I could never do without
Computer, cats, coffee. Wine, wisdom, and a better sense for alliteration.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
School, philosophy, world events... My mind ponders over everything! I fantasize about traveling the world and immersing myself in different cultures. I want to be part of the latest scientific or cultural breakthrough. I think about all sorts of possibilities.
On a typical Friday night I am
There isn't really a "typical" Friday night for me at this point. I could be at home playing video or tabletop games, going out for dinner or coffee with friends, out at a bar getting a couple drinks and people-watching, or doing some kind of housework.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've slowly realized that, despite being in Southern California for so long, I very seldom enjoy Mexican food. Once in a while, definitely, but it just doesn't satisfy. Maybe it's a matter of having too much.
You should message me if
You've read though everything and aren't scared off, so I do mean starting a conversation. It probably says I reply selectively, but how the hell am I supposed to respond to one liners that obviously just vaguely message to a pretty face without looking at who someone is? Don't be that guy!

Seriously, I'll just harshly judge you and delete without another thought.
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