I dread being asked, "where are you from?" Grew up in Arkansas,
moved to Maryland, went to college in Vermont, spent time in DC,
Iowa and Berlin. Been to 46 states. No clue what that makes
Been in the city for almost 10 years now. I get along with anyone
from the bartender to the CEO, to the bus driver, to the crazy
homeless man...I'm quite partial to Kansans.
I'm the kid in high school who was friends with every group, but
not of any one type in particular.
I'm a karaoke master, and I have no shame.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in finance and I'm wondering why. Been a bit disillusioned
with the whole thing. Should have stuck with Law. I work in sales
for a bond trading firm. Live on the Upper East Side. Mostly
plotting ways I can escape the city and return to 'real' America,
for now I just travel to odd places at random times.
Think I'm ready to move into the second phase of a career now that
I'm more comfortable, so finding things to define me other than
work is my priority. Have been thinking about
I’m really good at
Conversation. Very outgoing, excellent listener and well-versed in
many spheres of random topics. My job at work is really to get
total strangers to talk to me about everything they do in a short
amount of time. Like the cold-caller guy in the 'Wolf of Wall
Street', minus the federal indictments. I usually get a feel for
people after a couple of sentences, and gain their trust,
confidence and respect quickly.
The first things people usually notice about me
Honestly it's my voice. I get it all the time. People tell me I
should be in radio or broadcasting. I have pretty much zero accent,
good diction and a deeper tone. Most of the work I do is over the
phone, so I guess you could say I put it to good use.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Tough one. I'm somewhat dry when it comes to books, I like
non-fiction a lot. Anything that makes me feel like I am a better
educated person when I put it down. Movies I tend towards dramas
and 'film', but Office Space, Old School and the Hangover are
certainly on rotation. Musically, I've been all over the place from
classic rock to jam bands to electronic and new wave. I'm mostly
finding myself playing background lounge music or jazz
Food is one of the reasons why I wanted to live in NYC. Most of my
friends and co-workers are very steakhouse-oriented, but I've
learned to expand out to Greek, Indian, Thai, and Seafood spots the
city offers. Would mention here that I'm a comedy nerd as well.
Marc Maron's podcast, if you like comedians and you aren't
familiar, you are welcome.
The six things I could never do without
New York Times
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What my family will look like. What kind of business I would like
to own one day. Where in the world I'd like to travel. How early
I'll be able to 'retire'. Hammocks.
On a typical Friday night I am
Meeting friends for happy hour in some bar in midtown, eating out
at a cool restaurant, then going on to a lounge or a low-key spot
late-night. Or if it was a long week, I'm a big fan of Chinese
food, red wine, Netflix, dark chocolate, the couch and passing out
at 9:30. In rock-star fashion.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a complete nerd when it comes to news/politics/business. Total
info junkie. I never stop reading. Ever.
You should message me if
You should be someone who wants to enjoy the city with a person who
appreciates who you are, and what you have to offer this world. I
am looking for a confident, strong woman who is on the right path.
None of my girlfriends have had much in common physically, but
there is usually something 'regal' or graceful about each of them.
I'm kind of into nerdy girls, so high GPA is a plus! And no
mustache photos. You live in Brooklyn. I get it.