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My self-summary
More deft, less daft. [in theory]

Possibly also bigger-picture relevant is that I am from LA (Pasadena), but went to boarding school in CT for two years, then college in Boston (BU), then stayed in Boston till I was 31 (one year in NYC during that time), so I have an East Coast touch, you could say. Those were formative years (not that these aren't).

And I am honest about my age here. I understand that most people my age aren't, but I have principles, darn it all.
What I’m doing with my life
behaving as both a particle and a wave

(and disguising my avoidance of this question with a nonsensical analogy, it seems; maybe I'm just too cool for okcupid school--and all its blanket questions)

Okay, fine. ; ) I am currently a Copy Editor for a rather large corporate entity; before that did health and medical writing and also worked in public health research for a few years. In general, that field matched my altruistic tendencies. My current field matches my creative tendencies.

Overall, I like that my job tends to be full of variety, somewhat intellectual (English grammar is a sea of conundrums--plus the workplace is like a microcosm of society, thus highly entertaining in this way), often creative (seeing as how every ad is a unique concept), and often fun, due to my awesome coworkers (sometimes you just luck out in life), but that I also don't have to work overtime (except on occasion), so I have time for life outside of work.

On that note, outside of work, I try to explore everything LA has to offer, as many say. Missing that partner in crime, also as many say. Want to go on more road trips, damn it.

I also do a ton of yoga (Bikram, bitches! although I love all types) and love any type of exercise really. I've taken up spinning lately and even more lately, lifting weights. The latter is what's going to give me the body of my dreams. haha!
I’m really good at
parallel parking (even though I realize every other person says that), backbends, recognizing what song is playing in the background, eschewing obfuscation, being annoyed by phrases such as "eschewing obfuscation"
The first things people usually notice about me
Wouldn't I like to know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I go through phases where I don't watch much TV, but I actually love it. I've been seriously entertained by True Detective, Togetherness, Master of None, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Game of Throwns, and many more the last few years. And I love(d) Colbert as well as Jon Stewart and Bill Maher. Anyhow, I like good shows. So do you hopefully. I used to think Reality TV was the devil (err, just plain lame), and while I essentially still dislike it, over time I've come to realize that's maybe because it's so unrealistic. Like the old adage, art mimics life, maybe same holds true for life imitating art. Sorta like Facebook and such. In real life, we tend to publicly feature only the best parts. It takes fiction to admit what's really going on.

Too many good movies to list. Love anything by Wes Anderson (even if that's trite and some of it ain't all that) and many things by many others. Wish I could have lived Romancing the Stone. A while back, Drive rocked my world, and I saw it twice in the theater (unusual for me). Recently I enjoyed The Lobster quite a bit.

As for books, I am not a voracious reader of late (other than reading and writing all day at work), especially of fiction. (Ha - based on above, I guess I get my fiction fix from TV). If only I had a year off to get through The Infinite Jest... DFW rules.

Music: again, too much to list and I don't think we have to like the same music. A few big likes in the last 5+ years that come to mind are Neutral Milk Hotel, Dandy Warhols, Tapes n' Tapes, Juana Molina, Eleanor Friedberger, STRFKR, Edward Sharpe, Grizzly Bear, LCD Soundsystem, Au Revoir Simone, Animal Collective (even though they say Panda Bear is cooler), Suicide, Vampire Weekend, Santigold, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. All time faves? Velvet Underground, Simon and Garfunkel, Joy Division, Jane's Addiction, Jimi Hendrix, etc. to the power of infinity. I also like jazz and classical.
The six things I could never do without
carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur -- so I've heard

(apparently I'm into science analogies; see "What I'm doing with my life" above)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what I should do next (on both a mundane and grand scale); people I know; how to squelch my cat's continual reign of terror upon my apartment--what's with the rubber band obsession and having to knock *everything* onto the floor? I'm losing earrings like socks in the wash.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't think Macs are all that.
You should message me if
You are interested in getting to know me. I'll be your Buddha call, but not your booty call!

I'll also admit that I wouldn't mind having a guy in my life who is handy with tech support. And maybe auto support too. I could use a hand in these realms.

Oh, and if you don't sport V-neck t-shirts on a regular basis.