midwestmusicgirl
35 Los Angeles, United States
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My self-summary
I value experiences way more than things.

I have freckles thanks to my redhead Irish mom. They get more prominent the longer I'm in the sun. I've grown to love them - I don't really have a choice here in LA.

I run almost every day, and try to tackle one or two marathons a year.

I'm most comfortable in flip flops and jeans, but I clean up pretty well. Football at a bar on a Sunday? Awards show? Yep, I'm game.

I talk to my grandma multiple times a week - she's one of the coolest people I know.

I work in music but can't play more than Chopsticks and Mary Had A Little Lamb on any instrument.

I love to travel and try to do at least a couple big international trips a year. When you're thinking about taking that trip to Delhi, or Budapest, or Tokyo and you want someone to tag along - I'm your girl.

I don't eat meat or fish, but I love veggie sushi.

I love to camp and need to do more of it.

I am 5 years divorced. No kids, no drama, no communication. Chalk it up in a very over-simplified way to being young and dumb and blind to red flags.

I broke my fingers and my nose while running. Two separate incidents.

I lived in Hong Kong for the better part of a year in college but only remember about 5 words of Cantonese.

I am a podcast and NPR junkie and a sustaining member of KPCC. I think sometimes about switching the money to KCRW but then I feel guilty.

I was an accessory to a relationship that was kindled at a beer bar. I now have an appreciation of good beer and the couple got married. Win-win.
What I’m doing with my life
Working too much, but trying to change that...or at least be conscious of it. Knowing is half the battle, right? I have been with the same company since my first year in college and I still sometimes wonder what I'm going to do when I grow up.

I enjoy my off time and try to fill it with friends, family, travel, running and hanging with my pup. I like to go out, but honestly I'm out so much for work, I really like a good night in with a movie, a glass or two of wine and good company.
I’m really good at
Following recipes and putting together Ikea furniture. I can whip up almost any meal if I have a recipe. And your Expedit bookshelf? Give me a screwdriver (the tool...and maybe the drink too) and the picture manual and prepare to be wowed.

I'm also good at Power Point and Excel. Actually that's a little depressing.
The first things people usually notice about me
Freckles? Curly hair? I guess I don't really know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Wild, Pride and Prejudice, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, The Namesake, Everything Is Illuminated, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Cutting for Stone, Tipping Point, Where the Sidewalk Ends...

Music: Way too much to list. Indie, folk, singer/songwriter, classic rock, 90s alternative, etc. Iron & Wine, Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Beatles, CCR, Simon & Garfunkel, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, Ryan Adams, The Band, Flaming Lips to name a few.

Movies: I don't claim to have great taste, just eclectic skewing a bit girly. Anything by Christopher Guest, Love Actually, Almost Famous, Bridget Jones' Diary, Lost In Translation, The Kings Speech, Bridesmaids...I'll watch anything but gore-y horror.

Food: Vegetarian. But as long as it didn't have eyes or a mother, I'll eat it.
The six things I could never do without
My dog, running shoes, iphone, passport, coffee, a comfy sweatshirt
I spend a lot of time thinking about
my next big trip.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sometimes going to a show, sometimes going to happy hour for a drink, sometimes on the couch with a glass of wine and Netflix, sometimes in bed at 9:00 because I have a super early long run in the morning.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a crushes on Ira Glass and Jad Abumrad.
You should message me if
You like to explore. You don't take yourself too seriously. A beard is a bonus but not a necessity. I'm a sucker for facial hair :)
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