Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that
counts can be counted." - Albert Einstein
So I guess I should start at the beginning. One fall day, many
moons ago, I made my first appearance in the world. Since then its
been quite an adventure. Let's see- I love to travel. I know
everyone puts that here, but it’s still true. I have been to 46 of
the 50 states and hope to see the last 4 soon (northwest road trip
anyone?) I also want to see all seven continents before I die (2
down) and my passport could always use more stamps. I have driven
coast to coast three times and taken every Amtrak Train line except
for the City of New Orleans and the Empire Builder. I am always
looking for my next travel destination and still take vacations
with my family, which I love.
Speaking of family, we are a tight bunch. I can’t imagine living
life any other way. I have a nephew who is the apple of my eye. My
family are the most important people in my life and I would do
anything for them. That is also true of my friends. I have been
described as fiercely loyal and will go to the mat for the people
and causes I care about.
Some other fun facts- I always like trying new things, whether it
be new food (most recently Korean- not too bad) or exploring new
places (love finding old buildings tucked into the nooks and
crannies of NYC). I am a fan of the game of chess- it gives my
brain a great workout. I’m not great at it, but I love getting to
play. Anyone want to teach me some new moves? I enjoy baseball,
especially the Mets (a labor of love since they never win) I
believe strangers are just friends you haven't made yet and will
strike up a conversation with just about anyone. I am crazy about
animals and will usually stop to pet any dogs I encounter walking
around the city (It's a problem but the first step is overcoming
your problems is admitting you have one...) Besides, they usually
like me so its ok. I try to find a reason to laugh every day.
Usually I succeed.
I stop and help strangers. Sometimes its giving them directions
when they are lost. Once that meant using my former EMT training
and staying with a man who had collapsed until the EMTs arrived.
Some of this is because I believe in the ripple effect/karma and
some is because I believe it is our duty as human beings to help
out our fellow man.
Lastly, I do have a slight southern accent and have been known to
use y’all in everyday conversation. I’m sorry, there just isn’t a
better gender neutral third person plural! I was a military brat so
I lived all over the place growing up but I spent middle and high
school in the south so that one stuck more than any of the
So what brings me to a site like okcupid? Aside from the "meeting
people at bars sucks" general rule, I'm tired of playing games (I'm
no good at them). I want to find someone who is looking for
something real that could lead to a long-term relationship. You
can't just jump into one off the bat, but if you are looking for
less, good luck with your search. I would love to find a partner in
crime, a best friend, and a lover all in one.
Overall I am pretty happy with the way my life is shaping up, but
it would always be nice to have someone to share it with.
I am curious, caring and loyal.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Got an MBA in nonprofit management and am now working as a theater
producer and loving every minute of it!
I am also the managing director of a tiny but awesome theater
company on the side. We do crazy off the wall irreverent plays and
I help make it happen.
In general embracing my nerdy tendencies.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
have an almost encyclopidian knowledge of random facts. Sometimes I
wonder what I could accomplish in life if I could free up the
mental space these factoids hold and use it for something more
productive. Instead I choose to be less productive by playing words
with friends. Oh so addictive! I just joined a bar trivia league
(yes that is as nerdy as it sounds and no I don't care.)
Cooking- especially spicy food
. I make a mean veggie stir
fry that can set your mouth on fire.
Knowing how to get somewhere even without a gps. It's usually more
fun that way anyways. However, it appears that the west village is
my kryptonite- I always get lost there. But I can usually tell you
which direction we are facing (east, west, etc).
karaoke- I have no fear. I particularly enjoy live band karaoke. If
you can't rock out to some Pat Benatar or Journey, what's the
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
my eyes or my smile. I'm a pretty happy person so I'm usually
smiling and my eyes are two different colors- half green and half
Also that I seem taller than I am. Most people don't realize just
how short I am until I can't reach something.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
My favorite books are Jemima J (Jane Green), A Ring of Endless
Light (Madeline L'Engle), The Next Thing on My List, The Lovely
Bones, The Hunger Games, any of the Harry Potter Books, Anything by
For movies- I like most things except for horror movies- they give
me nightmares. I love anything with Muppets (the
1987 Muppet Christmas Special is my all time favorite, and the only
time Muppets, Fraggels and the Seasame Gang were all in the same
movie). I also love tv shows like Psych, Futurama and Glee, as well
as old reruns of tv shows of my youth, like Boy Meets World and
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (that's right, I admit it).
Music- everything except whiny country, rap that has to have every
other word bleeped out, and metal that is more screaming than
singing. I once listened to every song on my iPod without repeating
(about 2800 songs as the time) - it took about three months and
four road trips but it was interesting hearing music from my past
and remembering where I was in my life when I bought it. Young
Blood by the Naked and the Famous and Lights by Ellie Goulding have
been featured on my iPod lately. John Mayer is always a hit (love
the lyrics, not the personality).
Food- the spicier the better! Thai, Mexican, Indian, if its hot,
I'm game. If you know of any good Mexican in this area, you might
just be my hero.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Aside from the big things of food, water, shelter and family:
- Caffeine, in any form except for energy drinks, which give the
- A Good Book (loving the iPad for this now!)
- Intellectually stimulating Conversation
- A job I love (so far so good!)
- Great Friends
- A cozy bed (truly couldn't go without this one)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What kind of ads guys see when they log into this site? The ones I
see are very girl specific...
My personal philosophy: If, in the course of my life, I have
changed the life of one other person for the better, then I have
Where my next travels will take me. Maybe Italy? I have a ton of
vacation built up that I need to use soon so wherever I go it
should be awesome.
What was that thing I just remember that I was going to write
down.... sadly this one happens more than I would like it to.
Why the really nice weather days always seem to happen during the
week and then the weather turns crummy again on the weekend....
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hopefully doing something fun. Or passed out from a long week. But
sometimes that's good too.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am terrible at packing. Seriously, I can't do it to save my life.
I end up with a bunch of things that I don't need and not with the
one vital thing that I really did need, like my tooth brush.
I have a doppelgänger.
Despite my former dance training, I am still a bit of a klutz and
often manage to trip over my own feet. I often walk directly into
stationary objects that I should be able to avoid.
I own a moderately absurd number of books for a new yorker in a
I have had some of my writing published and have even been paid for
my writing. But as I write under a pseudonym you won't find it if
you google me.
That's probably too many things...
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Any of the above is intriguing.
You love learning new things.
You like random adventures to places undetermined.
You are looking for something real with the potential to
You have goals in life and are working to achieve them.
You don't smoke- I find it really gross.
You are a nerd.
You smile at strangers on the train just because you're a generally
happy person or you take the time to stop and give lost looking
Bonus points if you like to travel, know how to SCUBA or are not
afraid to get up and make a fool of yourself at karaoke
Since you've got to start somewhere, hi is a pretty good opening
Also, I'm a sucker for a great smile.
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