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My self-summary
I'm a chill girl, homegrown in LA, the Valley, and the foothills. I live in Venice and I love it. I'm a spiritual intellectual, but grounded and subtle about it. Family is number one for me - mine is big and they're awesome, but I also love having friends from all walks of life. I've been known to strike a different path than expected from time to time. I'm independent and responsible, with a dash of eccentricity.

I am a beach dweller, desert lover, and urban thinker.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a nonprofit consultant, and I'm lucky to be doing it mostly from home. I'm ambitious, but I believe in work/life balance.

I like to spend my non-work time with family and friends - gatherings, birthdays, BBQs, parties, bar outings at the Whaler, Hinano's or King's Head. I definitely like to unwind & relax too, which I do by reading books and magazines at home or on a cafe couch. I love discussing ideas and sharing stories with the people around me.

For fitness I like to try new things (I'll be learning to row later this year through LA Rowing Club), also love dance, yoga, swimming, riding my beach cruiser, hiking.

I try to fit in some travel and little getaways now and then, and also the many artistic and community events LA has to offer. I love this city because it's my home, and I embrace its many sides.
I’m really good at
...taking an unfamiliar subject, learning tons of what there is to know about it, and summarizing it for others in a simple and convincing way.

Sometimes I'm a little *too* good at starting new hobbies and discarding them (but don't worry, not people.)

I'm a great talker, an ace proofreader (good grammar yo, but don't quote me on that if you find an error anywhere in here), and a pretty good singer I must say. I'm really good at being loyal to the important people in my life.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile and my vocabulary.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I really love books of all kinds, and I'm sure there are sophisticated and best-selling authors I ought to mention, but really I love non-fiction, obscure and mainstream alike. I tend to read them all out of order, 2 or 3 books simultaneously. For novels though, I'm a sucker for fantasy and historical tales. Yes, I think Lord of the Rings is the best story of all time.

Movies: I tend to like....umm...sweeping epics? Haha, I guess that leads back to Lord of the Rings. Also love documentaries and 80s comedies.

Music: Any kind that makes me dance & sing along! Rock, classic rock, soul, funk, folk, world, reggae, pop, hip-hop, house. I was a drama geek so naturally I also love show tunes. Lately I've been super into the blue grass satellite channel, but don't ask me the names of the bands. I just know I like it.

I really love live music. Though I have to say I kinda hate when bands have crappy singers. I don't think that people who can't really sing, or who purposely sing crappily to be ironic or artsy, should be singers in bands. Yes, there are exceptions, like Billy Corrigan. But generally, I have to say this is a deal breaker for me with bands. Sadly some of the biggest offenders in this area are punk and indie rock bands (...no disrespect to my beloved punk rock friends. I don't have any indie rock friends. Oh okay, maybe one, but he's skating on thin ice and really needs to cut his hair ;-)

Food: Mexican. I really like when my food comes inside a tortilla. So efficient. So tasty.
Six things I could never do without
1) Family & friends
2) Optimism!
3) Nonfat lattes
4) Something to read
5) Lots of pillows
6) My spiritual direction
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My future, my plans & dreams. I spend much more time thinking about the future than about the past.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually at a friend or family event (party, dinner, show, event, bar, birthday, etc.) But I also make time for dates and the periodic restful Friday at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Here's something I'm embarrassed to admit to my cooler friends: Though I'm technology-savvy, I still haven't developed a strong relationship with my iPod. Call me old fashioned, but I find it a letdown to know what songs are on a playlist. I love the surprise of radio, the potential for unexpected nostalgia. For my 30 & over friends: Remember when you'd sit in front of the radio or MTV until your favorite song came on? You never quite knew when, and THAT'S what made you want to keep listening. It was every bit as interactive and experiential as marketing people claim the world is today. For me? Terrestrial radio is far from dead. And even if it's not terrestrial, I still flip through channels everywhere I go: FM presets in my car, satellite channels that come with cable on my home TV or in the gym, clock radio in my bedroom, Pandora at my desk (an acceptable hybrid). And if I really need some specificly-themed playlist, like "80s party" or "On the way to Disneyland"...that's what my roommate's massive iPod is for.
You should message me if
If you want to chat & exchange ideas, if you think I'm cute, or if you frequent any of the Venice bars I mentioned in "What I'm Doing with My Life" ;-) Also, if you believe the best way to introduce yourself to someone on OKCupid is with a message or wink, and not by starting an unexpected chat session. :-)
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