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I moved to NYC from Seattle 4 years ago, but I grew up in Alaska,
land of such horrors as Sarah Palin and 100-pound cabbages. I'm
excited to be in New York, and am looking forward to meeting
someone new, and to exploring great places for food and drinks, and
would love a local's insight. Note: Do NOT order sushi at Duane
Some broad strokes: I went to college in Boulder for an English
degree, then back to Alaska for a couple years before heading to
Vancouver and then Seattle for grad school. Growing up in the
frozen, dark north, I think the snow is in my bones; I love to ski
and snowboard. I also feel it's my duty as an Alaskan to meet an
amazing New York woman and dispel rumors of my native land, mostly
those regarding igloos and dogsleds. But not plaid--we are a
I am so glad to see the warmer weather--the winter was not kind to
my running discipline, and I'm looking forward to getting the ol'
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a digital illustrator working in the architecture industry.
Basically I create digital photos of unbuilt designs.
I love the process of making. It can be anything, really. From food
to motorcycles--I love to see how things go together, and make some
of it myself. I'm lucky that I get to do so in my job as it makes
the hours fly by.
I’m just a thirty-something with lustrous, curly locks who'd like
to meet someone to laugh with. I’d like to meet a creative,
intelligent woman who doesn’t take herself too seriously. Chemistry
is everything, though these internet tubes aren’t really set up for
that just yet. But if you laughed at any of the above, that’s a
I’m really good at
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I love to play the piano, and was sad to leave one in Seattle. I
also took improv classes for a year and would like to take more
here. I have a quick wit and can throw a frisbee really far. I can
run really far, especially if something's chasing me. I love to ski
and can think of nothing more exhilarating than screaming down the
slopes and carving intensely into centrifugal turns.
Oh, and I invented a recipe for brownies as cookies. I call them
But this is who I'd like to meet: someone who is smart and funny.
Sarcasm and sass are great. I'm drawn to bold women, though quiet
strength is also appealing, as long as you can laugh. I'm attracted
to someone who can roll with it, who can handle a crisis or change
in plans with smooth grace and style.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Physically, probably my curly, Sideshow Bob-style hair, and how
young I look. I think it was that lack of sun in my Alaskan youth.
That shit's like cryogenics!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I've been listening to a lot of the Magnetic Fields and Yo La Tengo
lately. Beck's mellow latest, Gillian Welch, The Hold Steady, Old
97s, LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead...
I love jazz and am a fan of Keith Jarrett, Don Byron, Allen
Toussaint's The Bright Mississippi will make ya smile.
Let's see, what' on my DVR ... the Daily Show, Colbert, Justified,
The Americans, Mythbusters. Why isn't there a new season of House
of Cards every month?! Bullshit, Netflix.
Books: I love The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay,
David Foster Wallace's A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do
Again, and anything by David Sedaris, Timothy Egan, Malcolm
Gladwell, or Ian Frazier.
But I skip 'em all to keep my head above water with the New Yorker.
That subway time is prime don't-get-behind-in-the-subscription
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
the promise of summer
You should message me if
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