imlizjj
32 San Jose, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a California transplant. I've now been here for over 5 years! I'm a nerdy, small-town girl from Utah, but I'm loving being so close to the city and the ocean!!!
Ok, some things I like-
Travel- I like to head somewhere neat and stay a while touring the area, not big on long road trips. I just got back from 3 weeks at Lake Atitlán and I need to get back ASAP.
Games- you know, like Apples to Apples, Catch Phrase, Mad Gab...
Music- It makes life seem a little magical, like a good film.
Outdoors- Hiking around national/state parks, volcanoes, or to a peak at sunrise, but I also take every opportunity to sit on the porch to eat lunch, read a book, play guitar...and I love to work in my garden.
Clean things- Like when the kitchen and bathroom are sparkling or my bed is made and there's no (visible) clutter. I also like the smell of Bleach and Pine-sol a little because they make me feel like stuff is clean. Heh. I sound a little OCD, but I grew up with 5 brothers and managed just fine. Not to mention, I love mud.
Rock-climbing- I just got into climbing a few years ago and it was an instant hit. Love it!
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a case manager for kids in foster care. I make sure their educational rights are being upheld and help them learn independent living skills. They are the coolest.
I am also a kid's party performer. It's fun. I get to dress up and do a magic show, paint faces, and make balloon animals. Yes, I'm that cool.
I collect jobs...it's kind of an accidental hobby, but I'll just mention these 2 on here.
I also volunteer every week with an organization that actively supports women's rights and equality. As in, I'm a feminist, and the "worst" kind. An activist!!!
I’m really good at
Getting along with almost anyone, singing, and tinkering (I love problem-solving, ingenuity, and making things). I'm also really good at peeling oranges (even though I'm not a fan of eating them) and untying knots.

Not good at: politics, economics, details, baking, going to bed "on time". (Work in Progress) Although I've been feeling lately that it's not that I'm not good at understanding politics, it's more like politics aren't good at being understandable.
The first things people usually notice about me
Honestly? Around here?? My hair color. Haha! Would smile be cheesy?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I love series books and young adult lit such as the Giver, the Secret Garden, To Kill a Mockingbird and A Wrinkle in Time. However, I'd be lying if I said I didn't get into Harry Potter, Twilight, and Sookie Stackhouse. Favorite classic: Tale of Two Cities

Movies: Everything is Illuminated, Amelie, The Life Aquatic, Guardians of the Galaxy, I❤️Huckabees, Big Hero 6, Clueless, Shawshank Redemption, Kill Bill, Howl's Moving Castle...

TV: Lost, Dexter, Community, Twin Peaks, Sherlock, and Last Airbender. I pretty much hate everything else to do with tv.

Music: Current indie favorites: Feist, Elliot Smith, David Bazan, MewithoutYou, Iron and Wine, M. Ward, Lucius and Tegan & Sara. etc. But I also like Oldies, 80s rock, classical, opera, and some blue grass and jazz. Also, Beyonce. Duh.

Food: I love food. I love it. Favorites include pizza, falafel, Thai, and Indian Food.
The six things I could never do without
Family and friends
Sunshine and warmth
Music/books
Rock-climbing (because how would I ever get enough exercise? I hate running/treadmill/elliptical etc)
The ocean
My phone calendar
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything. What I did yesterday, what I'm going to do today, what I read/watched, what I want to do in the future, what my friends and family are up to, what I'm going to eat for my next meal...
On a typical Friday night I am
It depends on my mood. I could be hanging out on the porch swing with an Arnold Palmer and my guitar or watching a movie/going out to dinner with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll pretty much admit anything... Well, maybe. If I feel like it. For now? I'm a slow mover and really need to get to know someone before I know how I'm going to feel about them.
You should message me if
You think I sound pretty cool and think I might reciprocate that sentiment.

I'm looking for these qualities:
Maturity
Active/Fun
Happy
Independent
Honest
Kind
Motivated
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