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My self-summary
I am not afraid of spiders. I am the worst frisbee and corn hole player the world has ever seen, but I love to play. Seasonally-appropriate beer makes me happy. Dreaming of a time when a log cabin in the woods might replace my city living altogether, but taking major advantage of living here now.

I have no problem jumping into a pile of leaves or a pond, because I'm the last person to worry about my hair or whether my mascara is running. I'm also pretty fearless when it comes to new or challenging situations. My family and friends mean the world to me. I'm happy in my own skin, and feel incredibly lucky to have the life I have.

I love meeting new people, and I think we can always learn and connect. But ultimately I'm looking for something real and lasting.
What I’m doing with my life
I have an incredible job as a corporate facilitator, and am in parallel pursuing musical theater as a lifelong goal.

What else. I'm in training for the NYC Marathon. I volunteer with NY Cares. I just returned from a wildlife volunteer trip in Namibia this past September, and am already trying to plan my next visit. It was pretty fantastic.

I find lots of reasons to be outside, particularly in the fall. I see plays and musicals and concerts. I also do not turn my nose up at a good Netflix binge. I bake. I recently got a bike and am trying to figure out how to ride in the city without getting flattened.

Finally, I'm an aunt. I take aunt-dom pretty seriously. My nieces are super, and we get along well because they're not intimidated by my towering stature.
I’m really good at
- Creating great leaf piles for jumping purposes
- Pivot tables
- Dog, cat and wildlife whispering
- Making friends with children
- Getting lost in foreign countries and being excited about it
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a shrimp.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Oh, so very many. The weepies, fleet foxes, aaron copland, the beatles, brahms, buddy holly, johnny cash, allison krauss, simon & garfunkel, civil wars, wailing jennys, leonard bernstein, harry potter, David McCullough, To Kill A Mockingbird, Jane Eyre, Amelie, Wall-E, Annie Hall, Homeland, Friday Night Lights, House of Cards, Mad Men, Silicon Valley, PBS, NPR, history channel, animal planet. Really, all the Pixar. So many more.
Six things I could never do without
1. my family (not "a thing", I know)
2. GPS
3. soda stream
4. my grandma's recipe collection
5. coffee
6. animals
6. the fall
6. trees to chill under
6. great theater
6. possibility
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why are car selfies a thing? Gym selfies? Or selfies in general. And dudes holding up dead fish. Why are these things? And then, how do I get these things to stop being things?
On a typical Friday night I am
Not in front of my computer.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once poured vegetable oil over a mouse to rescue him from a sticky trap. It was a successful mission, and I'm sure he is living a long and happy life in someone else's kitchen.

Also - I'm pretty independent and I have a hard time asking people for help. This can be a good thing, but when I am in a Food Emporium trying to reach a box of Nilla Wafers on the high shelf - meh. I think those clowns are still talking about the time that the short girl literally took down an entire shelf of snack products and twisted her ankle in the process, just to get a damn box of nilla wafers.

Lastly, James Taylor sometimes comes up on my Simon and Garfunkel pandora station, and I don't always skip him.
You should message me if
...you are any or many of the following: creative, empathetic, artistic, musical, funny, smart, outdoorsy, kind to other people, kind to animals, not afraid of getting dirty, and you contribute in some cool way to the universe and to others.

I'm looking for something special. One night stands are not really my speed. That said, I'm also not a big fan of emailing back and forth for weeks and weeks - so if you think we might enjoy our mutual company, hit me up and let's hang out. Also, I'm not shy about emailing first if I think a profile is cool. So, there's that.

Haven't given up on kids just yet, so if you are absolutely clear that you don't want them, we probably won't be a great match at this point. Also not afraid of people who already have them.

Open relationship / swinger folks. I wish you well on your search, but you are not for me.

Finally, no smokers please. And if you hunt animals for the fun of it, we will not get along.
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