New York native (though I’ve bounced around for the past few years) settling back in for the long haul of grad school. I waffle back & forth between the creativity of the humanities and the brute force of will of keeping my ass in my seat when I'd much rather be out running around outside for new experiences with new people (i'm losing the battle more and more each day, but how can I complain when I get to read random cookbooks all day!) But I’m happiest when I have someone to dig into the city with & get out for a drink/bite and a random conversation. When I’m not hitting the books, you’ll find me getting my hands dirty in the kitchen or the pottery studio, or you won’t find me at all 'cause I’ll be out traveling & exploring new parts of the world. Maybe you’d like to explore them with me!
The freckle in my eye might be the second thing. It's the only one I have...freckle, not eye :P
I’m a bit behind the times on TV, but I’m into West Wing, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men (and other old shows that I’m still catching up with on Netflix), Japanese cooking shows are my guilty pleasure (Dotch, Iron Chef, etc.), Rachel Maddow & Bill Maher (don’t judge my liberalism), etc. Walking the city was made for podcasts, and the Slate Gabfests (Culture and Political), NPR shows, This American Life, etc. are some of my favorites.
I’m not so into the word “foodie,” but I do love to eat great food and share a great meal. 8 of my 10 best meals have come from stands on the side of the road (and usually not from the States), but I also enjoy something fancier with the right atmosphere & the right person. My love for meat makes me inherently skeptical of vegetarians, but it’s far from a deal-breaker.
2. A conversation to get lost in
3. My chromed-out kitchen equipment
5. Clay between my fingers (but not all the time!)
6. My passport & an open visa slot