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My self-summary
I'm the shicksa your bubby would love...

I love this city but I'm plotting my escape. If you're down for an adventure I need a breath of fresh air.
I spent a summer in Moscow and a semester living in Hamburg. I plan to live abroad again soon.

I cannot make a decision to save my life.
I love to travel; 9 European 2 South American countries visited and counting.
When given the option I will usually pick trying something new over something I've had/seen/done before regardless of how much I loved it previously.
I think I am the worlds least picky eater. I will try anything. Black licorice is one of the only unpalatable flavors I've had to date (I still love Sambuca though).

I love reading but because of my inability to put a book down once I begin reading I find that I never have as much time as I want for it.

If I feel uncomfortable in a situation I'm probably make a horribly awkward comment. I don't mind it though because it usually turns into a lovely little story. Once I'm comfortable I'll laugh loudly and I'm generally pretty unashamed of my actions.

I am a beer snob. I will refuse to drink PBR and Natural Ice. They are a disgrace to the name of beer.

I love my friends but because I work around a lot of people I can be very introverted in my free time. I hate groups, love one on one conversation.

I think I'm quite funny but I'm not sure whether that opinion is shared by others. I tend to be darkly sarcastic and dry but wordplay and puns hold a very special place in my heart. Especially puns.

I like knitting, cooking, traveling, languages, depressing literature and trying anything new.

I am curious, and indecisive.
What I’m doing with my life
Working at a nonprofit that is slowly killing me. Love my work, hate the management systems.

I do volunteer management and ESL for adult immigrants and refugees. My students and teachers are amazing people.

I think alcohol is great. I usually drink beer but if liquor's available I dabble in mixology.I love beer vodka and gin especially but I can make a mean Dark and Stormy.

That being said I was a German Major and a Russian minor at Temple University.
I’m really good at
Speaking German with an excellent accent and terrible grammar.
Being mean but simultaneously charming to new acquaintances.
I enjoy nesting.I love hosting dinner parties and cooking for friends. I knit when I have time and I recently taught myself to cross stitch. I always intend to make gifts for people but never seem to finish anything. On the flip side I try to be hyperaware of sexism and misogyny. Gents, I do screen your questions for that shit so if you feel that women have an "obligation to keep their legs shaved", move on. I'm not for
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes or my smile I think. You tell me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorite philosopher is Johann Gottfried Herder

currently reading: Memories of my Melancholy Whores, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I don't really like literature written after 1930. It's been pointed out to me that this is untrue so I have to be honest with you all. I mostly just hate the beat generation of literature. I'm fine with it all conceptually but I can't stand to read it.

I hate Bukowski. I'd rather read Chris Hitchens to reaffirm my self-aggrandizing rage.

I read a few webcomics, specifically: Questionable Content, MarriedtotheSea, XKCD, and Cyanide and Happiness.

Books: Most of Chekov's short stories, Camus, anything by Fitzgerald, Harry Potter, Malamud, Pushkin, Wuthering Heights, Brave New World, The Little Prince, The Phantom Tollbooth, The Good Earth. Sorry for the mix of titles and authors.

Movies: JUNO, The Bad Seed, Hard Candy, Donnie Darko, Charade, Everything is Illuminated, Little Miss Sunshine, Brokeback Mountain, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Gone With The Wind, Edward Scissorhands, Little Shop Of Horrors, The Shining, Roman Holiday, Goodfellows, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill (the 1st is better), Ocean's 11, Snatch, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Departed, Saved!, Monty Python, V for Vendetta, Teen Witch....

TV Shows: Jeopardy, Pushing Daisies, Cooking Shows, It's always sunny in Philadelphia, 30 Rock, Arrested Development,
Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Mad Men, The Walking Dead #IntenseShit

Music: .ılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılı.
Alt-J, Bishop Allen!, Art Brut, Be Your Own Pet, Belle and Sebastian, Born Ruffians, Cake, The Dead Milkmen, Death Cab For Cutie, Decemberists, Drifters, The Flaming Lips, Flight Of The Concords, Franz Ferdinand, Fratellis, Hellogoodbye, The Hush Sound, Jack's Mannequin, Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers, Kings Of Leon (only Aha Shake, Heartbreak), Le Tigre, The Mountain Goats, The Matches, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Melody Gardot, Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, Regina Spektor, She & Him, The Shins, Simon & Garfunkel, Sylvan Esso, Tegan & Sara, Vampire Weekend, Wilco, Yelle etc.
Six things I could never do without
Coffee, a kitchen, eyeliner,, feminism, the availability of modern air travel.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I can get the fuck out of where I am without going back to being suuuuper poor. My life is a work in progress.

Where the fuck did all my money go? Did I spend it on booze or fancy cheese this time? Shit.

Why everyone doesn't subscribe to basic feminist tenants. To me they seem like a necessary good. With the ever present systemic problems with sexism in our society, I am confident that feminism is egalitarianism.
On a typical Friday night I am
It varies dramatically.

At a bar, at a party, or maybe staying in chilling with a cat and cooking something.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If you have a cat, there is a big chance I would rather hang out with it than you.
You should message me if
~You want to explore.
~you're looking to try some new foreign cuisine
~You often want to go drinking then realize it's far too early to respectfully start a bender.
~If this is not you :

I hate that I have to add this, it should be common sense.
If you message me, you're more likely to get a response if you say something more than just "hi" or "you're cute". This online thing dumbs everything down as it is. Put in the effort to write a line or two.
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