49Berkeley, United States
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My self-summary
I am a caring, well-read, active, thoughtful, confident woman. I have a curious mind. I like to find out about people, places, things, how the world works.

I have a strong sense of commitment to things I find important (the environment, public education, health and well-being) but I don't take myself too seriously. This allows me to have a good sense of humor and to laugh at myself.

I have spent time self-reflecting and becoming someone who has insight about who they are, how to get along with others, and has a strong sense of values and what is important.

I try to minimize my impact on the environment in many ways, mostly by owning a bike instead of a car and carefully consuming.

I like to exercise, but do a variety of things to keep from getting bored. One of my favorite bike rides is 3 Bears or across the Golden Gate Bridge to Tiburon. Taking care of myself is important, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

I love what living in the Bay area has to offer. Such as; hikes in Tilden Park; watching the sunset at Cesar Chaves park; seeing Wicked for the 2nd time; taking my godkids to The BFG at Ashby Stage; a little bit of bike weirdness and activism at Critical Mass; a lecture about education reform at UC Bereley; nutritional yeast on my popcorn at the Red Vic; free Bluegrass music at Golden Gate Park; Dale Chihuly's glasswork exhibit at the deYoung Museum.
What I’m doing with my life
I teach young children at a public school in the Bay Area. I also work for the teachers' union.
I’m really good at
Trying new things.
Doing things that are hard.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm outgoing and friendly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My radio is usually on KPFA or KFOG. The podcasts I have on my iPod are "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" and "This American Life"

I really like to readl. My tastes are too varied to name just a few things. I'm curious enough to be open to a lot of different genres of books and movies. I just read "Salt, Sugar, Fat" and am gearing up to read "Cooking" after I read "Hiked". Am loving all of my extra summer time hours to read! I may get ahead of my pile of New Yorkers.

Like good books, I like good movies, but am not opposed to watching something bad if it's fun, like action movies, spy shows, and westerns.

You can't beat the food in the Bay Area. I would love someone to explore the many restaurants that I have yet to try. I love fresh produce and do not take it for granted, having grown up on canned vegetables. The Farmer's Market is my favorite place to shop. I can be won over with a good bar of dark chocolate. My guilty pleasure is a well brewed cup of Flying Goat coffee.
Six things I could never do without
my bikes, my family and friends, my job, good produce, chocolate, coffee, books (oops, that's 7)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I try to stay aware and informed of what is happening in the world. I think we live in an exciting and kind of scary time. I like to try and understand how and why things are the way they are.

The relationships I've cultivated with my family and friends are strong and I have developed an ability to be compassionate, forgiving, and understanding because of all of the emotional work I've done over the years.
On a typical Friday night I am
During the summer I may not notice that it is Friday night. During the school year, I am usually relaxing after a long work week, with a book or a movie. Or I catch up on the Daily Show or Colbert Report.
You should message me if
You'd like to go on a date and see a show, go to a movie, go on a hike or bike ride, have a good cup of coffee or just a nice conversation.
The two of us