48El Cerrito, United States
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My self-summary
I think we should get friends to do this part for us especially gay boy friends who always seem to think we are hot and fabulous. O.k., what friends have said about me recently. I'm smart, a great communicator, funny, really nice, loving, sweet, courageous. I'm a catch, svelte, strong (physically, mentally, spiritually).

What would I say about myself. . . I'm pretty strong willed and opinionated, yet compassionate, passionate, and a great listener. Loving, quick to laugh, and focussed. Though I enjoy engaging in conventional activities, I'm far from conventional. I'm just as comfortable sitting in front of the fire knitting, as I am in my high healed boots, or with my chain saw (though I don't have much use for it these days since moving to the East Bay). I've lots of my own things going on, but value strong connections/friendships/partnership and make them a priority in my life.

I'm originally from the NE, have lived in the NW, Midwest, and overseas. I've got an edge to me, with a great sense of humor (silly, absurd, sarcastic). It's not for everyone, but if you get it, you get it!

I love silence and raucous laughter. I love alone time alternating with people time. I prefer one on one, or small groups of people to crowds, unless I'm out dancing where I'm totally in my element. I have energy to burn which I do working out: pilates, dancing (funk, hip hop, salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia) biking, hiking. I recently started rock climbing and see myself continuing. Who wants to go climbing?! I am a physical and affectionate person. I am youthful and playful. Love exploring by bike in the Bay area!

I can't say I don't drink, but its pretty few and far between and I prefer to spend time with others who drink little, or on occasion. I know that might make me sound kind of square, but I am far from it. Trust me, I can be plenty boisterous without the use of substances.
What I’m doing with my life
I relocated to the Bay two years ago in and am taking advantage of the beautiful outdoors (hiking, biking, sailing), art, food, cultural events and more. Reinventing myself after fourteen years in Asheville, NC.

I am a self-employed Clinical Herbalist, Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach and Teacher. Slowly establishing myself here in the Bay area. In the mean time, I am utilizing my other hyper organizational talents and working as a personal assistant and small business developer.
I’m really good at
Laughing, getting silly, being playful, communicating, cooking, seeing the absurdities in life, creating beauty and warmth. Being a devoted friend and lover. Writing love letters. Listening. Finding pleasure in simple things and being wowed by the natural world.
I'm great at staying calm in stressful situations. Hopefully, I am relatively decent at filling out this profile!
The first things people usually notice about me
Is my easy laughter. That I am very present. I kind of suck at small talk, but if you want to talk about something serious and meaningful even though we just met, feel free. I can pretty much get down on the dance floor for a white girl. If it's summertime and tank top weather, that I am kind of buff. I'm told I have a nice smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Burmese, Korean, sushi, dim sum, latin american, Ethiopian, Thai, fresh, home grown, organic.

Music is a long diverse list. Old school funk, hip hop, break beats, Latin/salsa, reggaeton, folk, big band. Really anything that makes me want to sing, or dance.

Love watching films mostly foreign, indie, intelligent. Love funny, but finding funny and intelligent can be challenging. The English are good for that with their sarcastic humor and sense of the absurd. Annie Hall, My Life As a Dog, Little Miss Sunshine, Skakespeare in Love.

Love movie dates....seriously, I am a sucker for romance. Holding hands at the movies (or cuddling up on the coach after a long day for a movie) is still my idea of romantic.

I haven't been a television watcher for twenty years. Really, I don't even get reception. That said, a friend did convince me to check out Orange is the new Black on Netflix...

I read a lot of books on alternative health and healing. This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz (anything by Junot Diaz). Love John Krackauer's books, historical fiction, books that take place in an area I have lived, or traveled to. I just read a novel called "Secrets of the Sea" set in Tasmania. Most recent book that has really affected me is called Cutting for Stone. I am about to read it again.
Six things I could never do without
The sensual, laughter, friends, kindness (of others and being), integrity, hot baths, the ocean. That's seven, its' my lucky number!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What things are on my ultimate list of things I would like to do that I haven't done yet which can be anything from learning a new language, traveling to a new country, or getting involved in a community project working with teenagers/young adults a population that I love working with.
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing at home after a full week, a movie, a book, dinner with a friend, depends on what is going on around town. First Friday's. Getting my dance on. Cleaning my house. Dancing while cleaning my house.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a fairly private person publicly, but not one on one. You'll have to get to know me to get all the juicy stuff. Trust me, there's plenty. I have a scar in an interesting place with a hysterical story to go with it. If your a lucky man you will get to see it one day ;)
You should message me if
Any of the above appeals to you. If you are man who is straight forward, honest, caring, and devoted. You are in to healthy, direct communication and looking for a woman who will return the favor. Your'e available emotionally and physically, smart, capable, and a good mix of playful, serious, passionate, and fun. Being healthy, eating well, and staying fit are important to you, though not an obsession. It would be nice if your biceps are at least as big, if not bigger than mine. I am a strong woman and like a man who can match me physically (even better, you will win our wrestling matches).

You are courageous in love and other life endeavors.

You like to dance?

Stars are flattering, but I like a man who is willing to make a first move with a sincere effort. I look forward to hearing from you.
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