dsmiles718
29 Brooklyn, NY
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My self-summary
Easygoing, eclectic, spontaneous, and open minded. I've lived in Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, NYC, Paris, and Addis Ababa for school, work and fun. Now that I'm back in New York, I'm generally looking to meet new and interesting people with a willingness to try new things w/ a laid back attitude.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for an international NGO that focuses on girls' and women's rights in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. I'm also working towards a PhD in Sociology and I sing the blues.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Love in the Time of Cholera, Catch 22, The Tao of Pooh

Movies: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Wet Hot American Summer, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Waking Life, Wayne's World, Man on Wire, Call me Kuchu

Saw Whiplash recently, it's great!

Music: Ella Fitzgerald particularly w/ Louis Armstrong, Stevie Wonder, Muddy Waters, Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke, Slim Harpo, B.B. King, Nina Simone, Ray Lamontagne, Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Paul Simon, Theresa Anderson, Eric Clapton, Santana, Dinah Washington, Duke Ellington, Billy Joel, NOLA street musicians

Other: Modern Dance (Pina Bausch); Libraries

Favorite Cities: Saint Emilion, France; Guatape, Colombia; New Orleans, Louisiana; Amsterdam, Netherlands
The six things I could never do without
my closest friends/family, meaningful conversation, off the map travel, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest, my dog B.B. King, street art
I spend a lot of time thinking about
happiness; what to try to accomplish next; where I'd like to visit and how to make all three happen.
On a typical Friday night I am
enjoying food, wine, and music amongst friends
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