oxxoxxo
44 Cleveland, United States
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My self-summary
I'm fairly smart, pretty creative, kinda cute, kinda nerdy, quite liberal, a little quirky, super passionate, definitely ambitious, outrageously curious and sometimes frustratingly inarticulate. I've traveled the world several times and my eyes and my mind are wide open. I have a point of view and I'm not afraid to share it. I'm dedicated to what I do, but I understand the need for balance. I'm always up for an adventure but I do enjoy a quiet evening alone. I love sharing stories over a great glass of wine.
What I’m doing with my life
UPDATE: I'm relatively new to Cleveland and not so interested in taking the time to rewrite this profile, so for now this is what I will share...

I made the move from the West Coast to the West Side this past August for a career shift. The transition has not exactly been an easy one, but I do believe I am finally over the culture shock of it all and the dust is settling. I tremendously miss the landscape of California, as well as my friends. Some days I wish I could snap my fingers and be immediately back there. I do realize that I need to give this place, which is now home, a fair handshake. So for now, I am here, and I am looking forward to exploring the nooks and crannies of what makes Cleveland so great. If you are up for an adventure, care to join me?

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I teach at the graduate level at an Art School in San Francisco, it's a sweet gig as I only have to be on-site two days a week, so my time is rather flexible. Some days I'm amazed at how fortunate I am to be paid for something I truly enjoy. I'm trained in the field of industrial design, but my new love is for the culinary arts. ...I'm slowly working my way into the food arena.

After living in San Francisco for six years and running my own design/manufacturing company, I packed it all up and headed North for a quieter, stress free lifestyle. I've been living on the rural edges of Sebastopol for six years now, and while I still enjoy the city for all that it is worth, nothing beats hanging out on my deck in the evening, listening to the crickets and gazing at the stars.
I’m really good at
building things
baking pies
math
sitting in silence
singing
proportions
getting my hands dirty
poker
kissing
gardening
scrabble
connecting the dots
communicating
starting a campfire
taking chances
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books
Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
Silk by Alessandro Baricco
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
The Tale of the Unknown Island by Jose Saramago
Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming by Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby

movies
Between the Folds
Helvetica
Tampopo
Born into Brothels
Alone in the Wilderness
Kon-Tiki
Baraka
Rear Window
Cinema Paradisio
Man on Wire
Persepolis
Pollock
The Scent of Green Papaya
Being John Malkovich
Adaptation
Lost in Translation
Once

music
Josh Rouse
Florence and the Machine
Sun Kil Moon
Blind Pilot
Neutral Milk Hotel
Fleet Foxes
Sarah Vaughan
Wilco
Nick Drake
The Jayhawks
Stevie Wonder
The Magnetic Fields
The Decemberists
Beth Orton
The Replacements
Cat Power
Belle and Sebastian
Brown Bird
Soul Asylum
Joni Mitchell
Iron and Wine
Regina Spektor
Lee Fields & the Expressions
The Kinks
and many more.

food
Over the past five years, I've been able to seriously get involved on a local level regarding food growth, politics and consumption. Making, baking, preserving, cultivating and growing is pretty much on my mind daily. I enjoy all food grown and raised locally and organically, except raw tomatoes... it's a texture thing.
The six things I could never do without
adventure
art
courage
curiosity
music
passion
You should message me if
...you are generally optimistic and emotionally available. It would be wonderful if you are a quick thinker, a big talker and a frequent giggler. I'm hopeful that in recent history, you have accomplished something you are proud to share. Very likely, you play a mean game of pinball or draw pictures or partake in some sort of activity that makes this world more enjoyable or a little bit brighter. Perhaps you are a dreamer, maybe you play guitar. No doubt you could teach me a thing or two, and of course you are the cutest, sweetest, silliest, most daring thing on your block.
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