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My self-summary
I grew up around these parts and moved back a few years ago after bouncing around the US and the globe. It's pretty wonderful here and I'm happy to be back.

I love adventuring and just about anything that involves being outdoors and in nature (including, but not limited to) hiking, camping, and cruising around on my bicycle (I'm not a hardcore cyclist, more like commuting to/from work and running errands - no spandex required kind of stuff). I make sure that I find time to do yoga regularly; I love me a good post-yoga buzz.

Seeing good live music can keep me giddy for a couple days after the show. I used to live a mile away from a venue that got some really good artists so I would find myself going to shows several times a month.

I'm a bit of a travel junkie and when I say travel I mean traveling and experiencing the culture, not being a tourist/running around from one site to another. I usually have the richest experiences in developing countries, though I definitely appreciate the comfort and beauty of the developed world. Hopefully one day I will be able to say I've touched down on all seven continents. (only one more to go!)

I'm light hearted, generally in a good mood, and quick to smile if I'm having a conversation. I enjoy making others laugh and doing thoughtful little things for the people in my life. It takes a lot to make me angry, in fact the last time I lost my shit was years ago. I laugh A LOT and I appreciate a person who can be funny without being mean. I am comfortable with who I am; I am feminine, without being a "girly girl".

I recently got back into volunteering and am pretty excited about it. I am trying to think of how I can live more simply so that I can give more to those in need and to organizations that I support.

I'm also into mindfulness/meditation, it is something that has had a profound effect on my life so if that weirds you out then we probably aren't going to be a good match.
What I’m doing with my life
I work at an amazing non-profit in Emeryville. If you ask me about it, be prepared for some serious gushing.
I’m really good at
-being charmingly clumsy (a friend once said that seeing me in action was often like watching a cartoon, I'm taking it as a compliment)
-making dips
-listening and asking questions
-appreciating the little things
-enhancing/ruining pictures by making faces in them
-eating chocolate
-taking care of/helping/nurturing others
-cuddles and kisses
-oral hygiene

Things I am passionate about
-the environment
-helping those in need
-personal growth
-thwarting pretty much everything that Trump is pushing
The first things people usually notice about me
I guess I would say in terms of physical appearance, my face is pretty expressive so it's hard for me to hide my reaction to things.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books- Tom Robbins, Haruki Murakami, Wade Davis pretty much always deliver. I recently finished A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Serpent and The Rainbow, a non-fictional account of zombies in Haiti. I'm trying to alternate novels and non-fiction, currently I'm currently reading This Changes Everything, When Things Fall Apart, and re-reading Skinny Legs and All.

movies-Coen brothers, Wes Anderson, and Taika Waititi flicks, indie stuff, Airplane!, documentaries

shows- Louis, Frisky Dingo, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Arrested Development, Archer, The Wire, Black Mirror, Invisibilia, Radiolab, Snap Judgment, This American Life, Dharma talks

music-too much to put here, but here's a smattering: My Morning Jacket, Radiohead, Iron and Wine, Fleet Foxes, Thievery Corporation, Elbow, Beach House, the New Pornographers, Neko Case, Grizzly Bear, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Sigur Ros, Wilco, Spoon, The National, Alt-J, The War on Drugs, music that makes me want to jump around and dance, I also have a penchant for really bad 80's music

food-almost everything (except pickled stuff)
Six things I could never do without
-people I love and who love me
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how I can help others (friends, family, those in need, animals, the planet), what should I eat next?, the next adventure (big and small)
On a typical Friday night I am
recovering from the work week, often heading to East Bay Meditation Center or Against the Stream for a nice sit
You should message me if
-you have more to say than "Hi, how are you?"/are able to demonstrate that you have read my profile (a little nugget that you can feel free to use with any female you message on here)
-here's another nugget: ask an open-ended question/give me (or whoever you're writing to) a reason to respond
-you don't feel compelled to have a shirtless picture of yourself on here, it's great that you have a sculpted torso, but that is not on my list of must have's
-you think you might be able to make me laugh, which isn't terribly hard
-you're emotionally intelligent/available
The two of us