WHO I AM
I'm a counterculture vagabond with revolution pulsing through my veins. My dream job is free lance travel journalism that tests and develops political theory and incites revolution. Did I just use "revolution" twice in one response, almost within the same breath? Yes I did.
Walt Whitman wrote in Song of Myself, "Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes." I believe that life is too beautiful and too varied and too rich to choose just one way of life. I want my life to be large, full of every kind of experience, from bitter to sweet to everything in between. I love exploring the great outdoors, but I'm just as thrilled by an urban adventure. I'll climb trees in my fishnets, and I'll throw back some Old Crow with my steamed vegetables. I'll be too nervous to flirt with the bartender, but I'll be the first one on the dance floor. And if you take me to a karaoke bar, I'll give you a kiss.
WHAT I'M GOOD AT (Clearly stolen from my another dating site account)
I'm a good writer, whether it's blogs or 50 page political theory papers. Don't let these few paragraphs fool you. I'm a damn good handywoman, and I can built unattractive but functional bookshelves in under an hour. I'm good at talking to old people and playing cards. I'm a light packer, a good driver, and a fearless cold-water-swimmer. I can pull an all-nighter for just about any reason and as frequently as I wish, whether it's for a paper, brainstorming ways to organize my grampa's workbench, or for cuddles. I'm also good at Warcraft III, exposing the patriarchy, that game that requires you to dive on the ground and touch the other person's feet, and critiquing moderate liberal vanilla beige people.
WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR
A dreamer. I've got no time for the disenchanted and disenthralled, for those who think they know it all, for those who are done discovering. Maybe you've got a rough side, a tattooed and pierced side, a rock and roll skin of leather and life-torn denim. But when you let me in, maybe you're all smooth dark chocolate and red wine, organic cigarettes and romance. Van Gogh and William Blake and soft lips that let spill daydreams that emerge into this world like water trickling from a too-full spout. Let me in. It's cold out here.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I really love to go on little adventures for first dates, whether that's a hike or a night on the town or trying out a new activity. Coffee or drinks alone don't particularly excite me, but I'm game if there's room for spontaneity to take us away. When it comes to urban activities, I particularly enjoy dive bars, dancing, karaoke, and skinny dipping. If you want to hit the trails or the beach, I'm just as happy, and I will bring trail magic.
I'm good at small talk, but for first dates I prefer deeper discussions. I love to learn about people's pasts, about what they want out of life, what inspires them and what enrages them. Other excellent topics that might be a little less intimidating include: favorite music and movies and shows and why, current events, different kinds of alcohol and how wonderful they all are, and where you have/would travel/ed.
I'm a vegetarian and have been since I was 5, and no it was not my parents' decision, and no I don't mind if you eat meat, and yes I've accidentally eaten meat (beef broth in vege soup), and no I will not "just try" a bite of your sushi, and yes I will kick your teeth in if you try to make me eat meat, and yeah I guess I would eat an animal that had been hit by a car if I were starving.