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fire_and_spice_

34 F New York, NY

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Height
5′ 3″ (1.61m)
Body Type
Curvy
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Atheism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Libra, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Okay), Italian (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Bookworm, eater, cook, haunter of Greenmarkets, frequenter of Murray's, cocktail maker and drinker. Lover of culture, both high and pop.
What I’m doing with my life
Consuming as much culture as I can, cooking up a storm, reading voraciously, spending lots of time in Central Park (alternately running and lounging), wandering the city, and traveling whenever the opportunity arises.

I work in technology (user research, strategy, and product management). Basically, I ask questions, tell stories, and solve problems. I really like it.

Currently reading: Edan Lepucki's novel California. I love me a dystopia.
I’m really good at
I make a nearly perfect gougère (there's always room for improvement), a killer bucatini all'amatriciana, and my chocolate cake is legendary in certain circles. My sticky toffee pudding is legendary in all circles. I host a lobster boil every summer, so if you're looking for a woman who can select, kill, and steam a dozen lobsters to perfection, I'm your gal.

Last summer, I mastered the art of cold brewed iced coffee. This summer, I'm tackling ice cream.

I'm a superlative traveler - I'll go anywhere, anytime, and I fall asleep immediately upon boarding the plane.

I believe strongly in the value of interborough travel. Have MetroCard, will subway.
The first things people usually notice about me
People tend to mention my laugh (it's loud) or my hair (it's...dark?).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
For brevity's sake, I'm choosing a few per category. There's lots more where these came from. Just ask.

Authors: Margaret Atwood, Tobias Wolff, Hilary Mantel, Jane Austen, Nora Ephron, Jeffrey Eugenides, Kate Atkinson. Recent faves include Maggie Shipstead's Astonish Me, Sarah Vowell's Unfamiliar Fishes, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah.

Movies: The Philadelphia Story, Amelie, E.T., Roman Holiday, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Ratatouille, The Eternal Sunshing of the Spotless Mind, Gosford Park, The Lives of Others.

TV Shows: Justified, Mad Men, Gilmore Girls, Breaking Bad, Veep. About to dive in to True Detective.

All-time music: Stephen Sondheim, The Decembrists, Rufus Wainwright.

Current music obsessions: Golden Suits, the Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack, and a revisit of the things I loved in the '90s (The Cranberries, Belly, R.E.M....)

Food & Drink: Champagne, bourbon, eggs, Vietnamese food, Sriracha, coffee, pickles, cucumbers, charcuterie, Red Boat fish sauce, anything cooked by Thomas Keller or Yotam Ottolenghi, whipped cream, cheese. I just got the Franny's cookbook and am a bit obsessed with every single thing in it.

(I couldn't limit myself on food. Sorry/not sorry.)
The six things I could never do without
Coffee, and plenty of it.
New York's theater scene.
Cheese.
Something good to read.
Bourbon.
Sunglasses.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My trip to Spain and Morocco this winter. Any recommendations?
On a typical Friday night I am
Deciding which cocktail to order/make. Spoiler alert: it's usually a Manhattan, but I've gotten a taste for the Boulevardier of late.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I had a childhood crush on Matt Lauer.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 30–46
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You're curious about the world. You like to read books or see movies and then talk about them. You're amazing, think I might be, or some combination of the two.

You're funny as hell and know how to go in for the kiss.