Essentially, I'm here so I can meet friendly new people with whom I can explore and have fun adventures.
I enjoy going to concerts, catching a movie, relaxing in a park, seeing plays or musicals, dabbling in photography curling up at home to a good TV show or DVD, and exploring all this wonderful city has to offer. Just because I was born and raised in NYC doesn't mean that I can't stumble upon a new relaxing coffee shop with comfy couches, a cute little gift store, or an amazing Japanese restaurant. I am always open to learning new things, being challenged and thinking about a particular issue in a different way that I may not have considered before. I tend to have a sarcastic bent to my humor and wit and quite a bit of a geeky side, but hopefully you don't hold that against me.
I am quirky, compassionate, and amusing
I typically have a camera in my hand, taking pictures wherever I go from concerts and roller derby bouts to parks and baseball games. It's a fun little hobby that I hope one day might be a nice paying gig on the side.
I go out to see live music quite a bit. And also contra dancing. They keep me happy.
I love way too much food, but if i had to choose favorites it would include sushi, Indian and Thai.
For music, I lean towards singer-songwriters with a folky-rock bent that most of you probably have not heard about (Dar Williams, Patty Larkin, The Weepies, We're About 9, Peter Mulvey, Barnaby Bright, and Girlyman) but also love alternative, classical, 80s music, classic pop, musicals and a bunch of stuff in between. I grew up listening to a bunch of Billy Joel, REM and U2. The number of musicians that I like would be way too long to list, so I'll just leave it at that sampling and feel free to ask me if you want a more comprehensive list. Let's just say that I love going to concerts and am very passionate about the music I like.
As far as TV goes, I also have a decent list of still-running shows including Doctor Who, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Nurse Jackie, Modern Family, Sherlock, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, and Orphan Black, but there is much more. I also can be seen watching some reality shows, mainly in the form of Project Runway, Top Chef, The Mole, So You Think You Can Dance and my personal favorite, The Amazing Race. I watch The Daily Show and The Colbert Report to get my daily dose of news. As with music, this list can go on and on.
My favorite movies include The Shawshank Redemption (robbed of the Oscar), The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, Amélie, Little Miss Sunshine, Contact, most of the even numbered Star Trek movies, and most any Tim Burton movie (especially ones where he gets Johnny Depp to play dress up). I also tend to be a sucker for a decent romantic comedy or sci-fi/comic book action flick.
I can't really say I have many favorite books (does the Complete Calvin and Hobbes count?)...I mean I love to read when I have the time, but somehow it's harder for me to judge books then say TV shows, music, or movies. I just get so engrossed in what I read that it's just a happy form of escapism and delightfulness. I enjoyed reading the Harry Potter series, loved To Kill A Mockingbird, find Kurt Vonnegut amazing, and welled up a bit while reading The Joy Luck Club. I also have a thing for science fiction and nonfiction cultural studies books.
You enjoy having amusing conversations from time to time, are compassionate, have a hidden (or overt) geeky side, and/or want to tell me about the music/movie/book/restaurant that you love. I'm always looking to experience new things.