Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm smart, energetic, a little opinionated, and slightly wacky (in
a good way). I've spent most of my life on the west coast, and I'm
too much off-center to be a proper east-coaster. I like my humor
dry, preferably British. I have four cats and no, that is not too
many. I'm fluent in both geek and nerd and remember when "online"
involved a modem and a landline. I'm a quirky magpie who thinks
giraffe print and houndstooth coordinate because they're both
neutrals. (Right?) Despite my tendency to write dryly, I'm actually
quite silly and sometimes laugh so hard I'm incapable of making any
sound except for the occasional squeak.
I'm a girl of contrasts. I like to dress up for fine dining or the
theatre and get filthy gardening in the rain (or a having a garden
hose fight. I'm flexible.) I enjoy traveling near and far and
getting cozy on my couch with my slanket (don't judge!), a cat or
four, and my Netflix queue. I might jump on public benches and belt
show tunes to stunned passers-by, and I might try to be invisible.
I reenact history-as-a-fantasy and, as often as possible, indulge
in modern luxury. My major passion is cooking. Specifically, I
research and try to re-create pre-1600 recipes from around the
world. I can also cook up a steak that is so good that you'll never
want to grill again. Two things I fantasize about are someone
taking me on a vacation I don't have to plan and a bookcase wall
that pivots to reveal a secret lair.
And I'm attached. Happily. I'd love to make new friends, though -
especially those who like cooking, gardening, and British
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Enjoying my dream job, living in my favorite metro area (so far),
researching pre-1600 food, and acquiring more hobbies than I have
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Dirtying every pot, pan, bowl, and baking dish in the kitchen in a
shockingly short period of time.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My smile and the mischievous eye twinkle.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Through the Looking Glass; We; The Screwfly Solution.
Movies: The Great Race; Alice in Wonderland (original Disney
cartoon); From Russia with Love.
Shows: The Amazing Race, Top Chef, Masterchef, Bluebloods, Major
Crimes, and a bunch of stuff I won't admit to. (Sunglasses off.)
Still mourning the loss of CSI: Miami. (Sunglasses on.)
Music: The playlist currently contains: electro, neo, and classic
swing; 80s/90s techno; opera; bluegrass; Broadway (but not ALW -
ick!); and odd covers of other songs ("Mr. Crowley" as a tango,
Food: Nearly everything.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Chocolate, hot showers, a good mattress, my playlist, a
well-stocked library, and my bathrobe (it's fuzzy!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why would someone IM me to insist that I answered one of the
personality questions incorrectly? Is this some sort of new
flirting technique that I'm not aware of? The other person was very
indignant that I had, in his mind, selected an improper response
from the suggested list, and he delivered quite the scolding. I
still laugh to myself when I think about it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'm not sure I have typical Friday nights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Very little is "private"; I'll answer nearly any question I'm asked
(with exceptions, such as answers that would betray another's
You should message me if
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You want to be a part of whatever mischief I'm concocting that
causes my eyes to twinkle so.
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