I moved to San Francisco this fall, so I'm fresh off the bus. In
fact, I'd say my MUNI sea legs need some toughening up. How do you
all stay so calm as the bus lurches about like a drunken sailor?
I'm clutching the pole for dear life and everyone around me looks
nonchalant. I guess I still need to shake off my new girl aura, but
I'm very excited to be exploring the city - trying new restaurants,
scouting the best running trails through Golden Gate Park, hunting
for the perfect wine bar.
I'm a goof masquerading as someone dignified. I love to dance, but
I rarely make it down a flight of stairs without tripping.
Miraculously, I’ve only ever broken one bone, and that was because
a paraglide chute dragged me across a hillside, not because I ran I
into the door jam (which I do regularly).
Although my nuclear family is small, I come from a large and
wonderfully boisterous Irish family (I have over thirty first
cousins, and yes, I know them all). Thanksgiving dinner with less
than 40 people in attendance is considered a small year. My one
grandma loves to dance and will cut a rug with gusto whether it’s
to Sinatra or 50 Cent, and my other grandma had a razor wit,
regularly telling the nuns at her rest home, “You can’t rent out my
room yet. I’m still here.” I want to grow old and feisty surrounded
by people I love.
What I’m doing with my life
I am always in search of what makes me feel most alive, something
invigorating. So I’ve ricocheted from studying neuroscience and
working in cancer research, to acting in films and working for a
tech start-up. And I hope I’m still a proverbial work in progress.
I’m really good at
Rolling pie crusts.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have long, wavy hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: Anything by Margaret Atwood or Tom Stoppard, The Things They
Carried, The Song of the Lark, Grass (I dabble in sci-fi), A Prayer
for Owen Meany, science-y nonfiction, A Visit from the Goon Squad,
FILM: Clue (flames, on the side of my face!), The Hudsucker Proxy
(anything Coen), Adaptation (anything Kaufman), Rear Window (lots
of Hitchcock), Noises Off, Singin' in the Rain, Delicatessen
(anything Jeunet), Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The
Philadelphia Story (yar, indeed), the list goes on and on.
You should message me if
I want to find someone who loves how fantastically weird the world
is and who wants to explore it with me, whether this means learning
kung fu together, trekking through the Himalayas, or simply
googling obscure facts (did you know space elevators could be a
crazy cool alternative to rocket propulsion?). Curiosity and joie
de vivre are infinitely sexy and always welcome.