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My self-summary
I like to think I'm funny, I pride myself on being smart, I can sometimes be quiet, introverted, and am generally thoughtful. I have a wicked and occasionally corny sense of humor. I love music and try to make it to all the free summer concerts.

I believe that nobody's perfect, we're all a work in progress, and that's just fine. I value subjectivity and humility, art and social justice, good food, culture and families. I was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and I've been in Brooklyn since 2000.
What I’m doing with my life
Teaching sociology and poli-sci part-time, and on the lookout for something more stable. I read, I meditate, I get out, I stay in. Well traveled, and I'd like to travel more. I like to kick it in Brooklyn, go to the movies, go for a bike ride or picnic, snuggle up with a book or netflix. I eat healthy, occasionally hang out in a bar or music venue (though I mostly quit drinking, I'm not uptight and couldn't care less if you do).
I’m really good at
baby whispering
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
None of this really matters, natch.
Some all-time faves: The Wire, Breaking Bad, RuPaul's Drag Race. I have fairly low standards as far as TV is concerned - watch a lot more online than on the ol' box. I prefer comedy to other genres and don't have a tremendous attention span. I listen to NPR a lot.
My favorite food is avocado and I am a fantastic cook.
I've loved books by and about New York/ers (Auster), Beats (Kerouak, Burroughs), Russians (Lolita, Master and Margarita), short stories by Cheever or Carver. Loved Middlesex, Cavalier & Clay, Life of Pi, Oscar Wao, Freedom (Franzen), The Marriage Plot (Eugenides). Enjoyed Just Kids. Wish I had more time for pleasure-reading.

Greatest Hits, music-wise: Talking Heads, Minutemen, Nick Drake, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, ELO, Wilco, Elliott Smith, Fela, Nina Simone, Modern Lovers, Television, X, De La Soul, TV on the Radio, Manu Chau, Kool Keith, Bob Marley, Jay Z, Handsome Boy Modeling School, George Harrison, Devo, B52s, Built to Spill, Bad Brains, Dub, 80s, punk, disco, hip hop, classical, jazz. Recent new faves include TuneYards and Tame Impala.
And Big Star! How could I have forgotten Big Star!

Things I like that aren't books, movies, music or food: parties, flea markets, antiques, museums and mellow bars, picknicking in Prospect Park, biking around the 'hood, beaches, woods and mountains, free concerts, block parties and hanging on the stoop in the summer.
Six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
millennial conceptions of entitlement and social justice. the past and the future. youth activism. meta-referentiality, postmodernism, the time space continuum, sampling, mashing and culture jamming, transnationalism, trans-anything. climate change.

I'm considering a move to Mexico City. Scratch that, I'm considering being a single mom and going back to school for a PhD.

And, this: http://www.mediacoop.ca/blog/norasamaran/19018
On a typical Friday night I am
Hopefully out of the house, or in the house with people/person I like/love.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can be quiet or introverted (but I snap out of it eventually), occasionally emotional, indecisive or self-conscious. Sometimes I feel old and out of it, but mostly I feel awesome and over-it.
You should message me if
I'm fairly ambivalent about dating - seems like the majority of messages I get are from people with whom I have little in common, who haven't bothered to read this, and ignore my preferences in regards to age and politics. These things are important to me. That being said, send me a note if you:

Have a warm smile and easy laugh. Are a deep thinker and deep feeler. Have an open heart.
The fact that I am a devoted and resolute feminist and lefty is an asset. Understand what these things mean.
Be in the market for something moderately "serious” and be cool with kids.
I’m ultimately looking for something truly great – fun, egalitarian, future-oriented, groovy, realistic, fulfilling – all that. Anything short of amazing isn’t really worth a ton of my time. In other words, if you’re not going to rock my world, please don’t rock my boat.
The two of us