Researcher and clinical social worker
An awesome place I've visited:
My perfect Sunday:
Out and about in the trees, waves, or skyscrapers followed by unrushed cooking and a cocktail.
My life history in 5 sentences or fewer:
Catholic suburban prep school in NewtGingrichland. Rebellion and world travel. Multinational corporate servitude. Cross-country move and grad school. Amicable divorce with joint custody. Curiosity, every day.
My first concert / My dream concert:
Madonna's Like a Virgin tour with my Dad in his whale print golf pants / would love to see Radiohead or Joe Jackson or the Pixies at the Vic. Oooh la la.
Obscure knowledge I possess:
lyrics and genetic anomalies
I have a weakness for guys/girls who:
feel compelled to serve others in some capacity and have a sense of humor.
For me, a first date no-no is:
Passivity. Pretending. Perfectionism. Insert passive aggressive critique of past dates here.
What I would bring to show and tell:
ubiquitous high heels and more questions than is considered polite
I secretly want to be:
light-hearted. But I have learned to work with realism and a carpe diem worldview instead.
I want to be with someone who wants to be:
compassionate and deliberate. Equal measures critical and forgiving of self and surroundings. Into high density living and allergic to the mall.
An infatuation of mine:
Love to row kayak or crew in our disgusting, filthy river. 'Tis SO very nasty, so very beautiful! Chicago soup.
If I won the lottery and quit my job, I would:
make the world my daughter's classroom. Fund a school and a clinic to level the playing field. And acquire the key to a stone cottage in the middle of an olive grove. (With a serious wine cellar.)
One thing my mother would want you to know about me:
The girl is messy but sincere.
I want to come home to:
humor, the affectionate communication of insight. (Leo Rosten)