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My self-summary
Independent thinker and doer. I generally come across as aloof and cynical, but inside, I'm a complete goofball with an open heart and mind. My family is incredibly important to me and I'll go out of my way to do something special for them - especially my three nieces.

I'm active and prefer to spend time outside or doing something physical. Running* and hiking are my top choices, but almost anything kinesthetic is cool.

I would never describe myself as laid-back or easygoing, but I'm generally cool with letting people do whatever it is that they do.

*Yeah, I overused my IT band and now it's mad. Learning some new ways to be active.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for a nonprofit in SF supporting evidence-based climate advocacy. It's good work, but it's probably not what I am most passionate about (the actual day-to-day of the job. I'm highly opinionated about issues around climate and the environment). I'm working on discovering what I'd like to do for the rest of my life - or most of the rest of it - and coming up with a plan to work towards whatever that ends up being. Probably writing.

I'm a recent transplant to the Bay Area (September 2016). Originally from Maryland, I moved out to San Diego in 2015. I ended up finding a job up here, so I am discovering all the neat things to do around these parts.
I’m really good at
Being silly and getting shit done. Dropping things.

Not good at: baking, clothes.
The first things people usually notice about me
Rbf? My brow furrows when I'm thinking and I'm always thinking, so yeah.

I'm skinny. I give side-eye. I'm weird.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - sometimes I'm in a Carl Hiaasen mood; sometimes Stephen King. I like cozying up with elaborate fantasies (The Name of the Wind; The Warded Man) or tearing through sci-fi (Ready Player One; Armor).

Movies - I'll watch cerebral stuff and like it. Maybe even love it. But, c'mon, I want to be entertained! Edge of Tomorrow was amazing. I only fell asleep during The Force Awakens the second time around. Anything Miyazaki. Pixar/Disney (I love Zootopia). The Nightmare Before Christmas (and the soundtrack). The Station Agent. Death at a Funeral.

Series - GoT; Les Revenants; Bob's Burgers; Doctor Who; Doc Martin; Haven. Westworld, recently, which has caused me to wander around in a semi-permanent state of confusion. And Stranger Things.

Music - everything from alt-J, Rage Against the Machine, Cold War Kids, Tool, Prokofiev, Darlingside, Florence + the Machine, Stravinsky, Trampled by Turtles, Imagine Dragons, Metallica, Lady Gaga, and one hit wonders from the 90s.

Food - I eat a lot of jam. Just out of the jar. I'm trying to balance all the people who do the same with peanut butter. A karmic pb&j sandwich.

I also LOVE Middle Eastern food (Afghani, Iraqi, Persian, Lebanese, etc.) and bibimbap.
Six things I could never do without
Head, shoulders, knees and toes. Knees and toes.


Running shoes. Minimalist running is bullshit.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Places I want to go and things I want to do.

Climate change; space; art; spaces; running; color; people; homelessness; murder; socioeconomics.

The optimal positioning of people on BART.


What the exchange rate is at Gringotts.
On a typical Friday night I am

Before that, Netflix and beer. I'm super awesome and love hanging out with myself.
You should message me if
You're down for hiking, walking, laughing at me while I try to keep up with you on a bike, playing catch,

You'll help me learn to cook tasty food.

You like wandering out of the house early on weekend mornings and finding adventure.

This song speaks to you: https://youtu.be/Qf77tu2mLBE
The two of us