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My self-summary
Smart, independent, confident, caring. Add to that articulate, self-aware, thoughtful, someone who is comfortable with herself. Sprinkle that with a real curiosity for life, desire to do the right thing, hope for the right life partner to explore the world.

I am a pretty simple person. I like cooking, reading, listening (as well as playing, singing) music, hiking and sometimes doing nothing. But at the end of the day, the person/people I spend time with is much more important than what I am doing.

I'm looking for someone wonderful to explore the world and life with me. What wonderful means to me is a man who is intelligent and comfortable in his own skin. Someone who is self-aware and who enjoys the simple things in life--time with friends, a silly movie, or just people watching at a cafe. Someone who is articulate and expressive, able to communicate both his thoughts as well as his feelings. But most importantly, I'm looking for someone with a big heart and with whom I have a real connection.
What I’m doing with my life
I spent too long focusing on work and now I want to focus on the 'other part' of my life. I recently left a too-demanding job (many hours, too much travel) to have better control over my life. I think I now have more time as well as emotional, mental space in my life to welcome my life partner. I'm looking for someone wonderful to explore the world and life with me. While I wasn't before, I am now ready to prioritize a relationship in my life.
I’m really good at
Analyzing things (that's what I do for a living), I admit I sometimes can't stop. ;) Listening and communicating my thoughts/feelings. Finding random things in life amusing, I sometimes would just randomly laugh while day dreaming and insert a skip to my walk just because I feel like it. Asking *good* questions. Knowing myself...I actually feel that I continue to learn about myself and it's pretty fascinating.
The first things people usually notice about me
This is a guess, but that I am curious and articulate. I ask questions because I will want to get to know you. I've been told that I can seem hard to approach, but I think this is not good so I have been trying to be better and be more approachable.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Italian, Mexican, Korean food, chocolate/dessert;
Clueless, Friends, Entourage, Madmen;
Broadway musicals, the symphony and other live music;
Anna Karenina, Emma among the classics, I like non-fictions on current events, world issues, business
Six things I could never do without
dark chocolate, tech news, mp3 player (music is an important part of my life), onions (I would add it to almost every recipe regardless of whether it asks for it), television, public transportation, brunch (I can have eggs and pancakes any time of the week or day), eyelash curler (they are pretty long, but not very curvy!); laptop/phone (but I'm not happy about it!); ironically coffee is not on this list
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The "why"s of the world: From motivations of my own behavior to why people do certain things, how things/machines work, and why we are here. It ranges from the mundane/fun to the philosophical and unanswerable.

I also spend a lot of time thinking about the future. Wouldn't life be boring if we knew exactly what the future will bring? ;)
On a typical Friday night I am
There is no 'typical.' I'm sometimes out with friends, for a good meal and just hanging out. I sometimes like to enjoy live music or theater. Sometimes I choose to veg out on the couch chatting or playing board games with good friends. Sometimes I make dinner and catch up on TV/movies - I can be a total home-body and am proud of it. ;)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
* A secret dream of mine is to sing in an a cappella group, which unfortunately requires skillful singing. Maybe in another lifetime?
* I actually cry simply listening to a piece of music. If I were an actress, crying on cue would be no problem.
You should message me if
...if you are looking for something meaningful and special. If you want someone who has a great life but would like to make it even better by finding that special person. If you are looking for a 'no-nonsense', honest, open-minded, caring, intelligent, self-aware gal with whom you can navigate life together.
The two of us