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My self-summary
...we came in?

I'm a science geek (think Beaker) that quickly discovered the lab mice weren't giving me what I really needed in stimulating conversation, so I decided a life change was in order.

I'm too stubborn to stop trying to do things I'm physically incapable of doing, like wiggling my ears or seeing those MagicEye pictures. I just want to see that schooner. Sailboat? Brenda? I want to learn how to contact juggle.

I've been playing the violin for about twenty years, breaking hearts for nearly as many, and have played in orchestras on four continents. I've watched the sun come up on a beach in Brazil on New Year's Day, and almost "disappeared" in China because the authorities thought I was smuggling a rocket launcher in my luggage. I'm as comfortable playing Barber as I am playing Apocalyptica. It's only for fun, though. You'll never see me on stage with the NY Phil. Brooklyn Phil, maybe. I'll walk around with different songs stuck in my head every day, and there's no rhyme (ha!) or reason as to which. My old apartment neighbor used to say she could always tell when I came home from work by the singing outside her door. At least she enjoyed it as opposed to leaving passive-aggressive notes outside my door on wolf stationery.

I dance to the pop music in the gym between sets when I think no one is watching. Someone usually is.

I've moved from Brooklyn out to Long Island, and then back and forth between PA and NY a few times before finding my way back to Brooklyn Heights. I've been in trouble since I set my suitcase down. And almost every sentence in this thing was started with an "I". My old English teacher (not to be confused with my Olde English teacher) is probably rolling in her grave.
What I’m doing with my life
Working hard. Every day of my life. I work 'til I ache in my bones. I left developmental biology and college admissions consulting behind to go banging my head against the wall of big business. I don't want everything, I want it all.

Ruling my university's alumni board with an iron fist. Trying to balance road cycling with powerlifting. With a sub six-hour century and an 1205 total, I'm pretty decent at both. Playing with shelter doggies on the weekends. Now I work in the Financial District helping the eeeevil banks think up new and exciting ways to get richer off of your money, until I can find something a little less soulless and a little more fun. So I've completed step 1 of my 3-step plan. Now that I've moved to Brooklyn Heights, step 2, is complete. Step 4 is "profit". I'm happy. Hope you're happy, too.
I’m really good at
-Egg hunts. I've been winning egg hunts since before I was born.
-Surviving Earthquakes/Hurricanes.
-Double Entendre.
-Triple Entendre.
-Scaling rock walls.
-Picking things up and putting them down.
-Kicking your ass in Rock Band.
-Making chocolate chip pancakes.
-Knocking down only one pin per frame in bowling.
-Cooking for you if you ask nicely.
-Bad jokes.

Life is a game, and I'm the Konami Code.

I'm really bad at:
Brevity. When I'm excited I tend to babble. Shut up, it's adorable.
The first things people usually notice about me
Am I wearing pants? Depends.

Probably that I'm a redhead. We're not that common apparently.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
"We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don't have any books, don't fuck 'em."

For movies, it has to be cheesy action/horror. I watch movies to be entertained, so it has to be entertaining. My all-time favorite movie is still "It's A Wonderful Life", and I have pretty much the entire script memorized. My whole family does, actually. With the right company, I'll watch almost anything.

I have a TV but no cable. If I want to watch a show, there are plenty of better ways to get it than pay Time Warner. Current faves: Game of Thrones (that one should be obvious), Archer, Grimm, Person of Interest.

Music is a large mixed bag. I'm a classically trained violinist, and I was raised on classical, Springsteen, Dylan, Simon, and the Beatles. You'll find my playlist is mostly covered with 70's/80's Metal, 90's Grunge, and Classic Rock, though. Bowie, Queen, NIN, and Apocalyptica have been on my short playlist lately. I've seen Metallica in concert more times than I care to admit, but I do need to admit that Muse is a guilty pleasure of mine. I'm always up for bars with live bands, though.

As for food, yes please. I'm Italian (Both halves. Surprise!) and was raised an eater. And a cooker, too. If I like you I will cook for you. It's just what I do.
The six things I could never do without
This is going to be like Wheel of Fortune, where since everyone picks RSTLNE (or in OKCupid's case, air, water, sex, alcohol, ipod, and coffee), we'll just give those to me automatically and add a new set on top of that:

The internet, my violin, buffets (and Buffetts), exercise, sunblock, and sunblock (yes twice, you've seen my pictures, right?).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it's a wonder I can think at all.

How complicated can I make my Starbucks order before the barista realizes I'm just being a dick?

Who are all these people starring me but never saying hi?
On a typical Friday night I am
Walking down the street with a bag full of belts, chains, wraps, and straps. Am I going to the gym or to a dungeon? (Hint: to do things like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQUyMpJHo-A )

Starting the night doing this in the mirror http://i.imgur.com/y108P8R.gif , then getting arrested for "pretty decent" exposure.

I regularly walk through neighborhoods that have only recently been gentrified. So yeah, I'm pretty much not afraid of anything.

Or killing millions of potential usurpers with but a stroke of my hand.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I would unashamedly motorboat Helen Mirren. Wouldn't you?

I kinda want to try acro yoga. I like the idea of just laying there and/or tossing someone around.
You should message me if
Skip this whole thing and just message me if you want to grab a whiskey and touch butts.

You have a terrible pick up line and are not afraid to use it.

I'm pretty when you're drunk.

You want a gym buddy. Squatting, Deadlifting, the works. Lifting is fun. Lifting with a buddy is funner.

You have a road bike, and want to use it. Bonus points if you want to coordinate kit. You can't take that last part super seriously.

You like your gentlemen not to be gentle.

You looked me over and I guess you thought I was alright.
Alright in a sort of limited way for an off-night.

You've ever had one of your oxen injure itself fording the river and/or a member of your party has died of dysentery.

You're just an amputee pirate looking for a hookup.

You'd think we'd be absolutely terrible for each other, but it'd be fun anyway.

You're wondering if I want you to (I want you to). So make a move. 'Cause I ain't got all night.

You think you got all the music references in my profile. I guarantee you didn't.

Isn't this where...