29Oakland, United States
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
My self-summary
This is my profile where I have posted attractive photos of myself, attempted to exhibit a reasonably high IQ through this erudite self-summary, tastefully asserted that I am cultured and wealthy by enumerating the exotic places I've visited, and topped it all off with meta-commentary on the absurdity of online dating and the implausibility of accurate self-description to prove that I am self-aware and have a sense of irony. ready, read!

I am a confident, goofy, gumptious woman (it is still weird to call myself a woman, but I am trying to be more than just a girl) who enjoys food a little too much (I'm not fat, I promise!) and counters this with exercise and road biking on the weekends.

I work for a large, public health non-profit where I oversee our access to care and quality of life patient programs for California; I can only hope that I am making a difference in the world. If I had my druthers, I would be free to play all day, go on adventures and donate my time to a great cause instead of working the mundane daily grind - maybe in another life I will have that privilege.

On a lighter note, you should know that I have a wealth of esoteric knowledge and completely useless facts. Trust me. (ask me about my stint as a Quizmaster, or Quizmistress, if you will, for a widely known Bay Area pub quiz company).

I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.
What I’m doing with my life
Being awesome, saving the world, and having a blast while doing it. (That is OKC parlance for "you really want to date me")
I’m really good at
• inventing recipes and meals out of almost nothing. I mentioned before that I have an unnatural love for food, but who doesn't, right?
• being funny. I like to think that I am HILARIOUS, but I am pretty sure that the only person I am good at making laugh is myself. My sense of humor is somewhat dry, but you also might compare me to Jim Gaffigan (and that has nothing to do with my paleness....Hot Pocket)
• I am also REALLY good at getting ready REALLY fast. I have been known to sleep through my alarm and still get ready for work (showered, teeth brushed, and dressed) in less than 8 minutes. Skill? I think so.
NOTE: I normally wake up at a normal time.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have rather long eyelashes and at least one random stranger seems to need to mention this to me at least once a week. Usual response: "cool story, bro"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
almost anything by the Coen Brothers, Quentin Tarantino (his movies have great soundtracks) or Guy Ritchie, pretty much any Will Ferrell comedy, latin american/Spanish cinema including Amores Perros and Biutiful.

Cien años de soledad (100 Years of Solitude), Lolita (don't judge me for this one)
Anything by David Sedaris. I believe he's my spirit animal.
Lots of political and health-related non-fiction

Music genres:
reggae-rock, classic rock, rock en español, edm, indie folk, whatever genre Milky Chance is.

P.S. I am totally addicted to my Odesza station on Pandora <3

ALL THE FOODS! Except for eggs, rootbeer, popcorn, bacon, raisins and mayonnaise.

I am not sure where this would fit, but I really like TED Talks. Would that be considered a show? I remember watching one that totally blew my mind and I was hooked. I now aspire to be a speaker for TED....and Radiolab podcast
Six things I could never do without
I'm listing seven

chapstick - there are no words to describe my love for moisturized, smooth lips.

cappuccinos - I enjoy a warm, soothing beverage any time of day. I'm also a complete coffee snob. I admit it.

a heater - I am thermally challenged. I would like to live somewhere that is at least 77 degrees every day.

ramen - I think ramen/soup is the best type of food. If i could live off only one type of food, it would be soup....or sandwiches...or sashimi. Shoot, now I'm conflicted.

mascara - a girl just has to look her best.

gps - even though I have lived in the bay my entire life, I can still manage to get lost in a city I have navigated a thousand times over.

craft cocktails and bold red wine - I feel as if I should have more reservations about telling the people of the interwebz about my love of adult beverages, but I figure you need to know about how pretentious I am when it comes to libations (hope you enjoy a good drink, too!).
favorites: mezcal, smokey/peaty scotch, whisk(e)y, spicy cocktails, full bodied zins and cabs
I spend a lot of time thinking about
• Sleeping. I day dream about regular dreaming.
• Why orange juice tastes so much better with champagne.
• How to become an infomercial actor/spokesperson.
On a typical Friday night I am
I am comfortable staying in and watching a movie, dining out, bar hopping, or channeling my inner child and playing mini golf. I particularly like to go to concerts and comedy clubs, but that is usually on Saturdays.

And sometimes you can find me blasting the music super loud, dancing next to the roaring fire in the fireplace, and then jumping in the pool. only to run back inside to do everything all over again...I just realized my comment above about trying to be a "woman" is now completely bunk. You now see what I am really like.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can rap the entire theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air including the little-known/lost second and third verses.

I'm a comedy college drop out.
You should message me if
you want to go to Bob's Donuts on Polk at 3am.

Or you aren't afraid to be goofy. Extra points if you are fit, attractive and tall (yep, I said it, I am looking for someone attractive).

OR you are currently on BART or MUNI and you are using the app on your phone to look busy and avoid making eye contact with the other passengers. #avoidthestrangerdanger
The two of us