I'm outgoing and love to laugh at myself (There's much to laugh at :P). I also tend to overuse emoticons when I text; it's true...
I don't take myself too seriously — a fact I hope was alluded to by my profile name. :)
I'm comfortable with math and science, and work for a FinTech firm in the Financial District, but am most passionate about writing (yes I'll totally exchange writing samples with you:)) and reading , and also enjoy acting (acted in a student film in college though admittedly not since), singing, learning about different cultures, and I'm getting into baking/cooking (if you know of any great classes, please let me know :)).
I enjoy ballet, the opera, visiting museums, great food (from Michelin to street food), and watching theatre & musicals, but also enjoy working out, motorcycling, bungee-jumping, and scuba-diving (got my license in a Dolphin reef) as well.
I also love wine (I had this gorgeous Emidio Pepe Montepulciano a few weeks ago :)). I also enjoy Whiskey/Cognac/Armagnac/Calvados, as my Instagram hints at. p.s. It's totally fine if you'd prefer water over spirits. I also don't drink on nights that I write and I've been on a writing spree. Yay. :)
As I'm sure you already know, it's difficult to paint a picture of oneself when confined to this little box, so please feel free to write or IM me. I promise I'm not as humorless as my pictures would make me seem. ;)
I'm also trying to get into cooking/baking more.
I also enjoy checking out great restaurants :)
http://www.smbc-comics.com/ is great (http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?id=4066, http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?id=4129), but if you really want to get my sense of humor, check these out:
I most recently enjoyed Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast," Don DeLillo's "White Noise," Elena Ferrante's Neopolitan novels, James Salter's "Light Years," (Dear god what an incredible pen...) and Clarissa Pinkola Estés' "Women Who Run With the Wolves." I love Baldwin ("Another Country" - pretty much everything he's written :)), and have recently enjoyed Madeline Miller's "The Song of Achilles," Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," (I prefer him to Hemingway and Faulkner :) Though Hemingway, despite the whole campy machisco thing, is a beast of a writer. :)), Maugham's "Of Human Bondage," Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God," and Aldous Huxley's "Those Barren Leaves" (Uccchh... I. Love. Huxley.). Becker's "The Denial of Death" and Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" have influenced the way I view the world. I'd add "things I've learned" from Marcus Aurelius's "The Meditations," but I've yet to finish it. :P
I'm a bit picky about movies but of newer films I loved: Song of Lahore, Youth, Remote Area Medical, Tim's Vermeer, The Great Beauty, Blue Is The Warmest Color, The Sessions, A Single Man, True Grit, Blue Valentine, Waste Land, The September Issue, The Tree of Life, Miss Representation, After the Wedding, and The Artist (I tend to fast-forward through most movies. It's bad.). I also shamelessly admit to loving Love Actually. Groundhog Day's on point too.
I'll try any type of food twice (first reaction never counts).
I used to listen to a lot of Indie/Electro Rock, I'm now really getting into EDM, which I'm trying to learn to compose. Also. I love Purity Ring.
Game of Thrones has begun to bore me. I don't know what that says about me as a person... lol
I appreciate fashion, have enjoyed taking ballet classes in the past, and sometimes do yoga (though I mostly lift now).
Also, sometimes, I can't even.
Or if you're up for checking out wine bars/whiskey bars/dance/theatre/films/hole-in-the-walls/art events/fine dining/etc. in the city. I'd be happy to find a partner. :)