Are you like me?
Are you amazed at how so many optimistic, athletic, and spiritually enlightened people are single? Do you wonder how people have the time to work out 15-20 times a week? I couldn't do that even if I counted vacuuming and my daily "oh crap, I'm late again" dash from the parking lot to my office.
Have you seen enough "Live, Love, Laugh" headlines? Do you think we can all be less cliche? Yes. We. Can.
Are you appalled by some of the names? Have you found that people who have "hot" in their name are rarely hot? Do you wonder about the people who would email anyone who has "felon" in his name? And you there, please, please tell me you just misspelled Virginia.
Is the most common photo the posing-in-the-bathroom-mirror-with-camera-phone-in-one-hand shot followed by the drunk-at-a-club pic? Don't the ones who have "Looking for a mature serious relationship" in their headline often have nothing but pics of them red faced drunk at a club sitting on someone's lap? The blurring of the face really doesn't help, dear; it just makes me think of The Ring.
What is the most ridiculous thing you've seen here? Best worst opening : "Let's face it, I'm gorgeous so I deserve someone successful." Wow. She should not be allowed to talk to children.
What's the weirdest pic you've seen so far? Here's a tip from this side: A photo of you in a swimsuit on the beach is cool. You in a bikini in your kitchen is maybe. You on your bed in your future handmade wedding dress is never.
I think it's only fair to have an asterisk if you paid to have your profile written for you. Or if you are a crackhead. Or a Palin voter. Those would be deal breakers.
Stephen Colbert would probably call me a Left Coast, latte-drinking, tree-hugging, Occupy-loving, pacifist-progressive-pagan. Yup.
I'm a public defender (You've heard in police drama shows that you'll be provided a lawyer if you can't afford one? That's me.) . I love my work everyday. I love fighting to get my client a fifth, sixth chance even though most have forfeited a second chance. I love my job because some of my clients get it together on their seventh chance. I love working in criminal courts where who we are as a people and persons are challenged each day. Having said that, I'm so outta here if the Lakers call me to play PG (my second growth spurt is coming any day now).
I grew up in The Valley and now live in Redondo Beach I start and end each day walking my dogs along the beach. As crazy as the world feels sometimes, any day that ends watching the sunset with my dogs is a good day. I've gotten myself a wetsuit that makes me look like a costumed superhero, bought a wrong-sized board, and signed up for surfing lessons. I've decided I want to be a 65 year old poet/surfer and not a 65 year old lawyer/golfer.
I grew up in the church but have since walked away. I can't in good faith call myself a Christian although I do believe in the teachings of Jesus. If you think I'm going to hell, we probably won't get along.
I like to think. I like people who like to think. I'm a news junky, a science geek, and and a history buff. If Letterman is your primary source current events, we probably won't get along. However, if it's Jon Stewart, it's totally cool since you'd be more informed than the millions of Fox News viewers.
I represent murderers, sex offenders, thieves, and gangbangers. BUT, if YOU are any of the above, please, just move on to the next profile.
My life right now is the best it's ever been. I'm happier today than I've ever been. I believe in choosing to be happy. If you think laugh lines are the best way to keep score, we'll probably get along.
So basically, as long as you are not closed-minded or a violent predator or an idiot, we'll probably get along. If you think you might wanna join me and my dogs for a sunset, hit me up. And if you think I'm funny now, just wait until we're red faced drunk at a club.