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My self-summary
I am watching TV while filling this out and have discovered a show called "Wicked Tuna." Goddammit. That was going to be my Tumblr blog name. I am filing a suit.

OHKAY in all seriousness-- I'm back on OKstupid after a long period of absence; figure it's time to get back into the (exhausting) dating game. As a tech-enabled millennial, I love cutting some of the bullshit out of dating (and also hiding behind a screen).

I'm here to get off my couch and cautiously venture back out there -- new friends, a date here and there... you're picking up what I'm throwin down here

ENTJ if you believe in bucketing people into sixteenths. I just like it cuz it makes me feel smugly unique; only 1% of women are ENTJ.
What I’m doing with my life
My education says I'm a biologist with an extra English degree. Now I work for a company you've *probably* heard of, attending unnecessary meetings and Excelling all over the place -- in the name of renewable energy and sustainability

Been a lotta places, seen a lotta faces: Chicago>Ithaca>DC>NYC>"the road">Chicago again>Portland. My dearest friends are scattered across the country, but I'm working to amass a groovy group out here.

I love digging through other people's crap [estate sales, thrift stores, the goodwill bins, the rebuild-it center, the curb etc.] and making arty, less crappy crap out of it. To be very clear -- still crap.
I’m really good at
- Stupid human tricks include: 1) perfect pitch. I am the daughter of two professional violinists; despite their pressure I rejected instruments in favor of my sport as a kid. But I still 2) retained a PASSABLE singing voice and a ridiculous love for and curiosity about music, starting early with the Beatles -- 3) I can sing on key and recite every lyric to every Beatles song released... within reason. Challenge me.

- NYT crossword puzzles, fully complete with no help through Wednesday. I have the app and do them every morning on the way to work. My grandma got me addicted years ago... not a joke.

- Putting brown M&Ms in a dating profile: nobody (including me) messages back if you say something copypastable that makes no reference to his/her profile

- Having a ton of ideas and not executing on them
The first things people usually notice about me
I have very long limbs, like an orangutan. Careful cuz I talk with my hands a lot. No joke I've poked more than one person in the eye flailing around.

I've been told I have a pretty expressive face. I like to make faces at people, and babies.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Harry. Motherf*cking. Potter. And lots more.

Movies: Wayne's World, iconic and most quotable cinematic masterpiece of our time. I'd also argue: critically underappreciated.

TV: IASIP. I will watch this show over and over and laugh till I pee myself... for the rest. of. my. life. Also top tier: GoT, 30 Rock

Music: I am going to give the worst answer ever: I dabble in everything. A lot. Aka, if you're evidently good, I want to hear your music. Music is everything.

Food: I love eating and I will eat just about anything, but I'm bad at being trendy about it. All the cool kids these days are foodies, aren't they?
Six things I could never do without
- Dogs over 50lbs
- Wikipedia. I am a hopeless, desperate, insatiatable information addict.
- My skates. Fun fact: I've been a figure skater my whole life. Apparently in Portland being a "skater" means you skateBOARD, which is cool but I shun it
- A carefully curated collection of podcasts and audiobooks
- Food that has been cooked for me, not by me. I often go to places wherein I can pay others to cook for me.
- Creative, quirky, out-of-the-box people to surround and inspire me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The everyday misuse of the English language. It's so fascinating! I also, regrettably, think about my job a lot and my future career and if it's the right thing... but hey, aren't "jobs" so stupid and arbitrary?
On a typical Friday night I am
Uh, show, bar etc...

In all honesty, 50% likelihood I'm on my couch. I love it there :D
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was a VERY late bloomer. Still will always be that goody-goody who none of the boys liked in high school.
You should message me if
You recycle diligently.

You like to look under rocks (both literally and metaphorically).

You can fix things. I promise I have plenty to contribute to this relationship, but I can't fix shit.

You've read at least one book in the past month or two. I find that non-readers tend to be poor communicators. Think about it!

And great jumping jesus christ on a pogo stick -- please be curious, smart and articulate. I have no time for people I cannot learn from.
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