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My self-summary
Over-committed, progressive, curvaceous musician seeks someone with a wide variety of interests!

Also, I rarely check OKCupid. So half the time when I don't answer messages, it's b/c I haven't logged in in the past 3 months. I just like to get online and look around sometimes. :)
What I’m doing with my life
Music! I am also very into social justice, but unfortunately don't put a lot of time into it. Friends are important to me. I wish I had more time for my hobbies, but I do all right.
I’m really good at
I'm a good conductor; I'm also a good singer. Good thing, since those are my two income streams!

I've been doing taekwondo for a while, over a decade. I tend to only look forward, not back, so all I can see is where I want to be, but in fact I'm pretty good.

My favorite method of transportation is biking around the city (I biked across the country ten years ago, and Boston does indeed win best pothole award.) I am happy to teach you to bike properly in Boston traffic! However, I have no cold tolerance, so I don't bike in winter. I make delicious pancakes, I can get you addicted to kale or parsnips, and I whip up a mean creme brulee. I'm also good at being a sane point of reference if someone is driving you crazy. I love board games, especially geometric ones - I will happily take all comers at Blokus (you'll lose), Ricochet Robot (you might win) and chess (you'll probably beat me.) I'm also mad about Dominion.

I would love to be better at: spinning poi, dancing, especially salsa-dancing (I do have the shoes!), randonneuring, rock-climbing, chopping veggies like a chef, political activism, volunteering in a prison, learning how to beatbox.
The first things people usually notice about me
Hair. It's long, blonde, wavy, and there's a lot of it.

People also tell me I project calm.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: CS Lewis; JK Rowling; Susan Cooper; Megan Whalen Turner; Dorothy Sayers; Tamora Pierce; Kristin Cashore; Ursula K. LeGuin; Lois McMaster Bujold; Naomi Novik; Dave Lowry. I'm also very proud of my martial arts book collection.

TV Shows: Star Trek (TNG, DS9); Community; The Mindy Show; Elementary; Grimm; Once Upon a Time (I know, I know); Castle; Endgame; Buffy; Angel; Firefly; Leverage; White Collar; and I need to see more West Wing.

Movies: Up; Wing Chun; Hong Kong kung-fu movies in general; anything with Queen Latifah, Ed Norton, Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li. This category is hard, I'm going to have to come back to it!

Music: Yes. I don't have any patience for genre snobs. I'm not an expert on country or hip-hop, but there is some great stuff out there, so I don't have patience for people bashing genres. I once turned Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like A Hole" into a madrigal.

Food: Yes. I love food! Favorites are sushi and any kind of fish and pretty much most vegetables done right. Tend to favor veggies over meat (I never crave a steak the way some people do) but I am an omnivore. Picky eaters are kind of a turn-off (unless you are picky in a very interesting way. Have I mentioned that in addition to semi-colons I also abuse parentheses?)
Six things I could never do without
I am pretty adaptable. Going without certain things or losing certain people would make me wicked sad, but I can't think of anything that fits into this category.

Piece of information you can glean from that response: I am VERY literal.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Music careers. Adjunct unions. Feminism.

And also, choral repertoire.
On a typical Friday night I am
Often I'll be at taekwondo class, since no one schedules rehearsals for Friday nights (usually). But I'm also likely to be at a concert.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You will get a much more interesting answer to this question if you ask me in person!
You should message me if
You should message me if you are a feminist; you are socially adroit; you have your shit together; and you want to share an interesting hobby or learn about some of mine. Life is short! Let's get together over coffee!
The two of us