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My self-summary
So I'm not paying anymore so I can see if you like me. If you do, send me a message!

It's always hard not to sound trite or creepy when filling these things out. Like everyone else I like to travel, go out and I have a wicked sense of humor. Unlike everyone else, I'm totally awesome and humble.
What I’m doing with my life
Just moved back to my hometown of Portland to do organizing and social justice work. I'm looking to make new friends to do all the cool stuff I can do now as an adult (Portland was mad boring as a teenager...there's only so many first Thursdays you can go to before it becomes a slow torture) and see how it goes from there. Also trying to figure out if this adulthood thing is really all it's cracked up to me. Sure the R-rated movies and booze are cool and all, but being responsible for stuff like students loans and waking up early seriously blows.

Ideally, I just want to contribute in some meaningful way to society but it's hard to do when you spent a chunk of time getting the first African-American elected as just seems like downhill from there (and yes, I might just be bragging, just a touch).
I’m really good at
Honest to goodness photography with actual film (gasp!) and black and white film at that (double gasp!). Knitting dog sweaters; miniature figures (ask me about my brain hat with mini zombies...I call it my Walking Dead Thinking cap); readin' stuff; asking why; burning time at powells; people watching; getting frizzy hair (it's a heavy burden, but with great power, comes great responsibility).

But in all seriousness, I'd like to think that I'm a good listener; someone that my friends are comfortable coming to when they're upset about something. Oh and the whole cooking thing. I find it calming to troll through food blogs and try out new recipes...nothing is better than baking challah while watching Purple Rain during a snow storm!
The first things people usually notice about me
I would have to say my sarcasm...what can I say, I have a dry sense of humor. Well, that and my curly locks which is ironic since I was bald for a fair amount of my infanthood. I guess awesome things can't be rushed!

Also, I'm usually quiet; I like to scope out a situation first and I find it prudent to listen first before speaking unless someone is speaking crazy nonsense, then all bets are off.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Alchemist, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, Like Water for Chocolate, Things Fall Apart, Maru, Sookie Stackhouse series, Little Women, Jane Eyre, The Invisible Man, anything by Ralph Ellison, The Strain, Game of Thrones Series (it more soap operaesque than the show), Nervous Condition, The Stranger, Sherlock Holmes, Tuck Everlasting, A Wrinkle In Time, anything by Denis Lehane, The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo series, etc.

Movies: Die Hard, The Neverending Story, Little Women, Inception, Dark Knight, Abyss, The Sixth Sense, The Usual Suspects, The Golden Child, Big Trouble Little China, Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray, Beverly Hills Cop, Lethal Weapon, The Matrix, Shutter Island, Hell Boy, Say Anything, Sixteen Candles, Gremlins, Indiana Jones series, Beetle Juice, The Little Mermaid, etc.

Shows: Cosmos, Through the Wormhole, Scandal, The List, Chicago Code, Fringe, True Blood, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, The Office, Greys Anatomy, Deadly Women (hilariously evil), Raising Hope, First 48, Food TV, Up All Night, Archer, Ugly Americans, Boardwalk Empire, Death Note, Community, Sherlock, Sons of Anarchy, X-Files, Adventure Time, The Killing, The Mindy Project.

Music: Adele, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Roots, Jay-Z, Anita Baker, Cold Play, James Morrison, The Sheepdogs, Roberta Flack, Boz Skags, Annie Lennox, Common, Mos Def, Edith Piaf, Florence+the Machine, Pasty Cline, Elvis, MJ, Fiona Apple, Bill Withers, Fugees, Ella Fitzgerald, Cake, Anthony Hamilton, Keane, Gnarls Barkley, Cee-lo, Journey, Huey Lewis, Kelly Clarkson, Sting, Chromeo, Haim, and many more

Last show seen: Macklemore

Food: Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani
Six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Thinking about quantum physics and its implications on race (seriously, a doc on The Shining gave me the idea); the work of Joseph Campbell and how its applicable to the Obama campaaign. Can you tell I've applied to graduate school...

What skills I can contribute when the zombie apocalypse badly I want to go to Petra (damn you Indiana Jones...when I'm going to stop talking about writing and actually start buzzfeed, too often, is my spirit animal...whether or not Ben Affleck will make a good Batman or not...why Michael Bay chose to ruin the teenage mutant ninja turtles, oh and world peace (it can't all be frivolous thoughts!).

My time in South Africa, sigh...
On a typical Friday night I am
Well if I'm totally honest, if there's a new season of House of Cards out, I'm main-veining those episodes like Walter White's blue meth. What can I say, Kevin Spacey is deliciously evil. While watching said episodes, I'm usually either working on something or engaging in a running commentary with one of my best friends. Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of those chicks that talks during movies or asks dumb questions about the plot but if it's something I've seen before or particularly scandalous, sometimes those things just need to be shared with others.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I freaked out when I met the guy who does the voice of spongebob squarepants in a kareoke bar in western mass of all places. Btw, I sang Prince.

I'm seeing both Beyoncé and JayZ, as well as Neil DeGrasse Tyson...I'm complicated.
You should message me if
If you're interested.

If you give me a high rating at least visit so I can see if it's mutual, thanks!

Also, don't be scurred to make a move...
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