Part Joan Holloway, part Joan Didion. For those of you who don't get that reference, allow me to explain. I'm a writer who is cerebral and socially aware, but not so much that I don't enjoy a good cocktail and innuendo laced conversation.
I spent my first month in NYC living in a convent. True story. No, I was not considering taking a vow of celibacy. But it's a great opener.
I am passionate about various forms of expression and art and inquisitive about what makes us tick. I'm equal parts carnal and creative and believe wit is far more arousing than sarcasm and prefer grit over machismo. I can offer a sympathetic and objective ear and a solid shoulder on which to lean. I believe in the art of diplomacy.
Some fun facts about me:
*I'm not on the marriage or baby track.
*Nobody will ever describe me as "simple" or "naive."
*I try to learn a few new words a day.
*I wear bold colored lipstick when I run. Just because.
*If Zoolander is on TV, I set aside whatever I'm doing to watch it.
*My friendships are ride or die, most spanning back to college.
*I own maybe 8 pairs of shoes but wear my sneakers the most.
*I added a Pee Wee Herman sound clip app to my phone and play it when stressed. My favorite? "Why don't you take a picture it'll last longer!"
*I moved to NYC 20 years ago by myself without knowing a soul.
*I can walk 65 Manhattan blocks in 45 minutes. If Madonna is playing on my iPod, I can do it in 42.
Setting goals and achieving them.
I started to write my first book in Jan 2014. The second draft of my novel is just about complete. UPDATED: Now beginning my third draft. Major changes to be made. I feel overwhelmed.
Three months ago I started interval training. Running was always something I wished I could do, and now I'm up to a 12 minute interval.
Waking up at 6am, making coffee, and using my vocabulary app to learn new words.
While this might not be something that people notice about me off the bat, they come to learn that I know who I am and what my limitations are.
Sex, Death & Money podcast
Nerdist from time to time
Masters of Sex
The Good Wife
American Horror Story
House of Cards
As for movies - Anything that involves David Fincher, Christopher Nolan or Alexander Payne.
Dead Poets Society for the lessons it taught about the power of words and finding your voice.
Silence of The Lambs
The Usual Suspects
The Social Network
Good Will Hunting
Jeepers Creepers 1 and 2. I know!
Music? I grew up listening to Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. (No Italian grows up without hearing That's Amore on a loop.)
Dogs (Animals, really)
A couple of hours to get lost at The Met each month
A really good sugar based body scrub
Grammar & Thesaurus apps
My Surface Pro 3
I'm especially keen on men who have experienced something that has fundamentally changed them for the better.
I'm looking for a guy with whom I can develop something substantive and physically satisfying.
You have thoughts and opinions and you know when and how to voice them. Diplomacy is far more attractive than radical honesty.
If you like tooling around the kitchen and heating up some stir fry, having someone to bounce ideas off of or act as a sounding board after a long day, we'll probably get on quite nicely.