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My self-summary
Hopeless romantic looking for something real on the internet. Tempered expectations? Check. Still have hope? Check!

I am sarcastic and acerbic, and favor a quick wit. Witty banter is just about the sexiest thing ever!

Born and raised in the Bronx, but I've also lived several places in Northern California, near San Antonio Texas, Biloxi Mississippi, Chicago Illinois and Toronto Ontario.

On a mission to do more hiking and get more in touch with nature.

Not going to mince words here - I'm looking to ultimately settle down and start a family. (I still want to do some traveling first!) If you're not similarly-aligned, it's not going to work out.
What I’m doing with my life
I am a classically-trained chef, and am in the process of starting my own themed catering/party planning company. I organize outdoor social swing dances in Times Square from time to time, in addition to holding swing dancing competitions in other venues. Currently in the process of writing the third and final part of a murder mystery dinner party trilogy that I've been working on with a friend for the past year. Finally, I DJ at a speakeasy called The Back Room for the jazz band Svetalana and the Delancey Five during their band breaks every Monday night.

I have found a great work/life balance and am truly happy with how I've managed to find what I love and get paid to do it.
I’m really good at
Making people feel at ease, swing dancing, cooking, karaoke... The rest you can determine for yourself.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile and the fact that I am a more-than-fair hugger.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin, The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Generation Atheist by Dan Riley, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle, The Belgariad and The Mallorean series' by David Eddings, all the Drizzt Do'Urden books by R.A. Salvatore, A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking, The Ender Quintet by Orson Scott Card, the collected works of H.P. Lovecraft (working on At The Mountains of Madness right now).

Movies: Her, The Mothman Prophecies, Shawshank Redmption, Marvel movies, The Adjustment Bureau, all the Batman movies except the Joel Schumacher disasterpieces, The Matrix, Ted, The Departed, Good Will Hunting. Star Wars (original trilogy and some of ep 3, duh!), The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. What Dreams May Come, Serenity, The Last Samurai, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Julie and Julia, When Harry Met Sally. Super Troopers, The Cabin In The Woods, Lost In Translation, The Prestige, The Illusionist, Minority Report, Interstellar, the Martian, Midnight in Paris, Amelie... the list goes on.

T.V. Shows: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Firefly, The X-Files, House, Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, Falling Skies, Fringe, Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Walking Dead, Almost Human, Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Iron Chef America, Chopped, StarTrek: Deep Space 9, StarTrek: Enterprise, Penny Dreadful. Just started on Breaking Bad.

Music: Literally everything except country and opera. Especially Big Band, metal and '90s alternative. Examples: Metallica, Korn, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Indigo Swing, Count Basie, Diana Krall, Benny Goodman, Mumford and Sons, Rob Zombie, Jewel, Gin Blossoms, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong.

Food: Cheese and chocolate and everything in between. One of my favorite things to make is Beef Wellington. I'm also a sucker for game meat, like rabbit or venison. I'm allergic to mushrooms and dislike food with tentacles. I can't do spicy food due to stomach issues. I prefer hard cider over beer and mead over white wine.
The six things I could never do without
My headphones
My crazy, warped, loving, supportive family (biological and chosen)
Love and affection
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Creative menu items for my themed parties. Humanity and our place in the universe. Self-determination.

Should I start a religion to Carl Sagan? I mean, the phrase "Hail Sagan!" Just rolls right off the tongue, am I right?
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with my friends, dancing, watching T.V. It all depends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My sense of smell is very keen, and has led to some... interesting situations.
You should message me if
You are a good, solid, stable, happy, fun-to-be-around, intelligent woman with a sense of humor and a positive outlook on life.