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ylav_nyc

44 F New York, NY

My Details

Last Online
Today – 3:00pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Curvy
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Agnosticism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Sagittarius, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Sales / Marketing
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I'm enthusiastic. I don't do things halfway. I have a zest for life that I hope is infectious. I love to travel and have trouble picturing myself with someone who doesn't. But I'm very comfortable heading off on my own as well. I love to try new things and abhor a rut-- new restaurants, new countries, new neighborhoods, new activities.

I see the funny in the darkness. Perhaps a little twisty, I can laugh at the macabre. Indeed, sometimes that's the only way to get through.

I grew up in the South, but I got to NY as fast as I could (I had a poster of the skyline on my wall in high school). I've been here 14 years, and I'm still madly in love with the city. The Chrysler Building still takes my breath away when the sun hits it just right.
What I’m doing with my life
By day, I'm an advertising executive in interactive strategy. On the weekends, I write when I can make the time (I'm sporadically working on a play). Creativity is important to me-- it fuels me.
I’m really good at
I absolutely love to cook. And people tell me I'm good at it. (Haven't poisoned anyone yet.) I like to think I've overcome my Southern heritage, but there's a hostess gene in me that I didn't escape. I over serve for every occasion.

I'm also really good at learning new things ( I guess that means I'm good at letting myself be bad at something first). The 2 current things I'm terrible at are speaking Spanish and surfing. On the plus side, my scuba diving seems to be improving (my first dive master threatened to put me in remedial air class).
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm told it's my hair or my eyes. My friend Cay is telling me to write my wit, but I figured you noticed that by now or disagree.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Poisonwood Bible, Pride and Prejudice, A Home at the End of the World, The Hours, A Room of One's Own, To the Lighthouse, Jane Eyre, Orlando, Motherless Brooklyn, Fortress of Solitude, All The King's Men, End of the Affair, A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Power and the Glory, Motorcycle Diaries (especially while traveling through Peru), Assassination Vacation, Unbearable Lightness of Being (but not really other Kundera), High Fidelity, Fever Pitch (for a month I thought I was an Arsenal fan), Love in the Time of Cholera, Interpreter of Maladies-- this list gets lengthened constantly as there's always a book in my bag for long subway rides. And it's an unfair question since I studied literature.

I'm a theater junkie-- will see anything. There's magic in a live production. Especially love Stoppard, Wasserstein, Williams, Henley, Margulies, Chekhov, Shakespeare, Miller, Kushner, Kander & Ebb, Sondheim, Larson.

Musicwise, my tastes are eclectic (and I'm often a little embarrassed when someone puts my iPod on random-- you never know what will show up). Love Elvis Costello, U2, Pixies, Pogues, anyone singing Leonard Cohen, Beatles, Jenny Lewis, The Killers, Muse, old REM, Better than Ezra (I'm a southern girl at heart), Marcia Ball, Bowie, Concrete Blonde, the Cure, the Smiths, Jane's Addiction, Liz Phair.

I particularly love sushi, Mexican (authentic Mex, Texmex, and all-time fave New Mexican, but not so much California burritos the size of my head stuffed with rice), also New Orleans crawfish etoufee and gumbo followed by a whiskey bread pudding, eggs benedict with ripe Jersey tomatoes, Artisanal gruyere fondue, Low Country shrimp and grits, a really rare steak, pâté, cheese of all kinds, extra crispy shoestring fries, Two Boots pizza, Joe's Shanghai soup dumplings, and a perfectly ripe peach.

I admit that I don't see movies nearly as often as I would like. But some favorites include Moonstruck, Fargo, Moonrise Kingdom, Juno, Kill Bill (1&2), Philadelphia Story, Intermission, His Girl Friday, Rent, The Brothers McMullen, In Bruges, Annie Hall, A Walk on the Moon, Raising Arizona, Pulp Fiction, Barcelona, Hannah and Her Sisters, Crimes of the Heart, Volver, Across the Universe, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, All About My Mother, Moulin Rouge, Almost Famous, Chasing Amy, Life is Beautiful, Casablanca, and Adam's Rib. I will also see (and mostly enjoy) any mediocre surf movie.

And Sports Night was the best written TV show ever. Then Six Feet Under and The Wire.
The six things I could never do without
*iPhone (there's an app for everything)
*Books (I have a huge stack of to-be-read books)
*Wursthof chef's knife (for cooking, of course, not homicide)
*Really strong sunscreen (because I love the beach, but it doesn't love me back)
*Red wine
*My passport
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The island of ocean trash, my next vacation, the cure for insomnia...
On a typical Friday night I am
Could be anything. I'm hardly typical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a weakness for trashy mysteries, but I try to read them only when I travel. I mail them to my stepmother when I finish.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 35–50
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You have an adventurous spirit and can make me laugh. Really, it comes down to this: I'm notoriously independent but willing to share. You need to have the same hesitant enthusiasm for collaboration. And extra points if you are willing to fly off for a weekend on a moment's notice.