Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Alright, second draft: so I started out in Brooklyn, and now I'm
living here again. Somewhere in the middle I've lived on Long
Island, Upstate NY, Ireland, Germany, and Korea. Traveling has
always been a pretty big part of my life, and I'm still trying to
work out this conflict between wanting to take off and live abroad
again and nurturing and building on the roots that I've put down
here. I think I'm hoping for something miraculous to happen where I
get to have both...still waiting on that.
I'm very outgoing and social. I think I thrive off of meeting new
people, but I also tend to keep in contact with all my old friends
as well. I believe you can learn a lot about a person from their
friends, and I think if you were to meet mine, you'd probably find
out that I'm always up for fun, even if it means doing something I
never would have thought I wanted to do. You'd also learn that I
always am up for a laugh, and that I'm fiercely loyal and always
trying to be reliable. I hate flaking on plans, and always try to
make it when I say I'm coming (even when I know it's not going to
I've stopped trying to define what I'm looking for; I think at this
point it's just that spark and excitement. What I appreciate are
independent people who are always excited to learn new things, a
good, edgy sense of humor goes a LONG way, and those who can
introduce me to new things. Life loses its excitement if you remain
the same year after year. I just need to pick the right person to
steer me in the next direction. The promise I'll hold up on my end
is that things won't ever be boring, and you'll probably laugh a
lot. I also won't ask to borrow large sums of money that you won't
hope to see again. Well, here's looking forward to draft 3...
What I’m doing with my life
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I work at a software company, but I never studied computer science
or whatever. I just learned my job well and for me the most fun
part is the problem solving. I like puzzles (I mean that in the
broadest way. Not like I'm putting together 3-D puzzles in my spare
time). In my spare time, I'm taking sketch and improv classes at
The Upright Citizens Brigade, doing some stand-up, and currently
write for and star in a webseries. I also write for a Brooklyn
blog, and have my own blog called The Last Supper Club. You'll
probably learn a lot about me (for better or worse) if you check
Update! I've signed up to run a half-marathon for the first time
ever, in the Hamptons at the end of this summer. It turns out I
actually enjoy running! I'm also still debating if I've earned the
right now to put "Fit" as body type...
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Parallel parking. Like, people in the car with me will actually
comment on it after I park. They're not exaggerating. I'm good at
making people laugh. I practice a lot, and I enjoy it, so if I
weren't at least a little good at it, that would be kind of tragic,
huh? Ah, here's another one: I'm really good with parents and
children. They're just my wheelhouse demographic. I'm like a Pixar
movie. I can also hold my own at karaoke.
A friend recently told me that I should be touting the fact that I
know how to do laundry. Like, actually do laundry, meaning I know
to separate, and I know what the different temperatures do. I
should try to make something sexy out of this, I guess. "Girl, I'm
going to pre-treat all those tough stains. Nah, don't worry about
things moving too fast. This is all on gentle cycle..." And that's
exactly how I talk to my clothes on laundry day!
The first things people usually notice about me
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I think I come across as friendly right away. And normal, but in
that not-boring way. Maybe "well-adjusted" is a better word for it.
I can pretty much get along with anyone I meet. People also tend to
notice that I've got a lot going on, schedule-wise. I tend to load
my plate up.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I have very eclectic and varied tastes in all. Books: Some authors
I like are (in no particular order) Italo Calvino, Gabriel Garcia
Marquez, and Haruki Murakami. Movies: The Graduate, The
Conversation, most Bill Murray movies, The Great Escape, Fight
Club, Rashomon, 8 1/2, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
On a side note, I not only think "Defending Your Life" is a great
movie, but I have kind of adopted it as my philosophy in my own
life. The basic principle is to try to face your fears, so I try to
do things that I'd normally be scared to do. Most recently I got up
to tell a story at one of the Moth Story Slams (I have an ingrained
fear of public speaking).
Music: Here's a list of the last couple of concerts I went to and
really liked: Roger Waters performing The Wall, Passion Pit, Arcade
Fire/LCD Soundsystem, Pavement, Los Campesinos/Titus Andronicus,
Echo & the Bunnymen performing Ocean Rain. I've been listening
obsessively to Big Star, Television, the Talking Heads, and The
Clash lately. Food: My favorite kinds to eat are Korean, Thai,
Vietnamese, and Indian, but I also love a good steak or lobster. I
really love lobster, actually. I'm down to eat anything, though.
Food's one of the only ways I know of where you can actually
consume an experience, and make it part of you. Eating is one of
the best parts of traveling.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I hate this question. I saw someone write "passport", which I
thought was clever. I saw another person write "friends and
family", which isn't terribly original, but it's true. I'll add
"new experiences" and yield the remainder to someone who needs 9
things to keep going.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Projects. I've got a lot of things I'm trying to do at any given
time, and it stretches me out, but I find that kind of thing
exciting. I also tend to analyze things and think about
perspectives a lot. If I seem to space out, it's usually because
I'm thinking about a story.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Lately I've started inverting my weeks, meaning I go out a lot
during the week, and one or more of my weekend nights are quieter.
It happened naturally, but it makes sense: you only get 52 Friday
nights a year for the remaining years you're still going to go out
and not worry about waking up the next day, whereas you have 200+
Mon-Thurs a year. That's just math, man.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When I go to visit my parents, the first thing I do is open the
refrigerator and look inside, even if I'm not hungry. Sometimes
when I'm lost in thought, I'll look multiple times within a span of
a few minutes (as if I'm trying to find Gozer in there or
something). I think it's a weird comforting thing I do without
thinking. Not even sure why it's comforting, since my mother leaves
food in there until well past expiration.
You should message me if
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you know what happened to my high school yearbook. I lost it a
somewhere a few years ago when I moved back home from Korea, and it
still bothers me. There's a reward!
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