Carissa527
37 Chicago, United States
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My self-summary
My life revolves around food and when and what I'm eating next. I can occasionally get hangry, but it's more about enjoyment than anything else. And my job - I do PR for restaurants.

I'm a California girl. It's something that I never realized how strongly I identify with until I moved to this city two years ago and couldn't get my favorite ice cream sandwiches without shipping them across the country (It's Its - they're seriously the best thing ever - EDIT: HOLD THE PHONE - Mariano's now sells them - it's a freaking miracle!) Also, West Coast rap clearly dominates over East Coast.

Having acknowledged that the left coast is so obviously the best coast, I do love Chicago and have made it my home, though I can't say I'll ever care about professional hockey.

ENFP-T - this is a thing, right?
What I’m doing with my life
When it's warm out, I enjoy grilling on my balcony and taking rides around town on my scooter (it's a Buddy 125). Sometimes I run races - anything up to half marathon length. And last year I also did a Tough Mudder with a group of friends (so hard but so much fun!). I'm learning to play the banjo.

Sometimes I rewatch a TV series on Netflix cause I have anxiety about the time commitment of getting into a new one.

On the lookout for someone who will take care of my morning caffeine and sustenance needs so I don't have to deal. I am currently relatively self sufficient, but this would be the optimal situation.
I’m really good at
Procrastinating. My mom once told me I'm "naturally lazy." I'm sure she meant it in a good way.

Foosball. But way better playing doubles than on my own. Care to join me?

Oh...and the running man. I do a kick ass running man (usually when songs of the Poison by BBD era pop up). Along the same lines, I'm pretty rad at karaoke-ing "Shoop." Once I did it without the lyrics in front of me and I'm pretty sure I nailed it.
The first things people usually notice about me
I like to sing sometimes when I talk. And dance when I walk. Life is a musical.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV: Luther, iZombie, The League, The Killing, Nashville, The Mindy Project, Walking Dead, 30 for 30, Mad Men, Grimm, Dr. Who, Orphan Black, GoT, The Leftovers, Scandal, You're the Worst, Nashville, How to Get Away With Murder, Mozart in the Jungle

Movies: Annie Hall, Love Actually, Godfather, Princess Bride, Neverending Story, High Fidelity, About a Boy, Io Non Ho Paura, City of God

Music: Brett Dennen, First Aid Kit, The Wild Feathers, Two Door Cinema Club, Pearl Jam, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Talib Kweli, Bill Withers, Weezer, Built to Spill, The Weeknd, Har Mar Superstar

Books: I enjoy: chef memoirs (Blood, Bones and Butter; Yes, Chef), disturbing memoirs (Glass Castles, Lit, Running with Scissors), young adult (Hunger Games, Twilight), intellectual (Murakami - Wind up Bird Chronicle), historical fiction (Paris Wife, Loving Frank), straight up fiction (Vonnegut) oh, and let's not forget cookbooks. I probably own about 30 or 40 at least. Good reading.

Food: Anything and everything (except walnuts, pecans and raw bell peppers - allergic).
The six things I could never do without
Old school Nintendo
My scooter
Television
My knives (For cooking - I'm not some crazy weapon girl)
Restaurants (on the hunt for the best delivery pho - Simply It is just passable)
All of the music
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What should I add or remove from my profile to stop getting super creepy messages about ways I can participate in someone's fetish? Or at the very least deter the 18 and 60 year olds from reaching out (though I have to admit I do find them amusing).
On a typical Friday night I am
Either on the couch catching up on my stories or launching into an impromptu 4am dance party to old school hip hop in my or my friends' living rooms (technically it's a Saturday by then).

Sometimes I'm painting - usually colorful abstracts with acrylics - to decorate my apartment. I don't find it easy or even particularly enjoy it and it takes a lot of time, but I like having pretty things on my walls and the feeling of accomplishment.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't know how private this is, but I watch an embarrassing amount of television. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy obsessing over a good book as much as going out and being social, but I also spend a lot of time zoning out to some very good (and some very bad) programming. It makes it that much better when my dog is asleep on my lap.
You should message me if
You like to eat and aren't super picky about it.

"I want a man who can grill a steak without having to cut into it and check if it's cooked, like a little bitch." - SNL - Melissa McCarthy

"It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for – and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool – for love – for your dreams – for the adventure of being alive." - Oriah Mountain Dreamer
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