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My self-summary
I love living in Boston. I've been back in the city for almost 5 years which is crazy to think about. I grew up here and left for college and then moved to Chicago to start my career.
I try to keep work and life in decent balance although I think we all appreciate that the balance is never perfect all the time.
I am usually the one planning events and bringing friends together but I truly appreciate it when someone else plans an event. I love being active and exploring. Spending time walking through the city, going to the theater, trying new restaurants. I am generally game for anything, especially something I haven't tried before.
I enjoy traveling both local or international. My favorite trip to date is tied right now: two months driving across the country touring baseball stadiums and national landmarks vs. 2 weeks in Greece traveling the islands. It's a tough call.
What I’m doing with my life
I currently work for a design engineering firm in Boston (sounds boring I know but if nothing else I get to walk around construction sites and wear a hard hat.) Exploring Boston and learning more about it and the amazing things to do here.
I’m really good at
cooking, photography, squash, laughing at myself, dancing (or at least I like to think so), organizing a fun weekend of activities
The first things people usually notice about me
People notice how quiet I am, especially in large groups where I don't know a lot of people. And then once they get to know me they can't believe they ever thought I was quiet.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love murder and detective books and tv shows (Jo Nesbo, Donna Leon, Bones, Castle, NCIS). I also enjoy a good tv comedy like HIMYM, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Daily Show, Psych, The Muppets (all of them really - movie and tv).
And of course there are the classic movies - The Princess Bride, The Italian Job (the new one), Spaceballs, James Bond (almost all of them), Sneakers.
I watch just about any type of movie except horror and thrillers.
I also enjoy reading things that are good for me - like the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, the Omnivores Dilemma.
I am an NPR Junkie.
I eat and cook all types of food although I am allergic to mango (random I know). My favorite foods are Mexican and Indian. I am still learning how to cook good Indian.
Six things I could never do without
The Arts
Good food and cooking
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...my next trip.
...how hard it is to really know someone from answers to a list of canned questions.
On a typical Friday night I am
Is there really such a thing as s typical Friday night? Depending on my mood, I am at the bar, driving somewhere for a weekend away, at a play or concert or sitting on my couch enjoying a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I somehow don't think that this is the right place to answer this question...
You should message me if
you enjoy going out and exploring the city.
you are engaged in the world around you.
you are ok with being silly.
you are just as happy spending a Saturday afternoon reading a book at a coffee shop as going to a museum or a ball game.
The two of us