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My self-summary
I dread being asked, "where are you from?" Grew up in Arkansas, moved to Maryland, went to college in Vermont, spent time in DC, Iowa and Berlin. Been to 46 states. No clue what that makes me.

Been in the city for almost 10 years now. I get along with anyone from the bartender to the CEO, to the bus driver, to the crazy homeless man...I'm quite partial to Kansans.

I'm the kid in high school who was friends with every group, but not of any one type in particular.

I'm a karaoke master, and I have no shame.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in finance and I'm wondering why. Been a bit disillusioned with the whole thing. Should have stuck with Law. I work in sales for a bond trading firm. Live on the Upper East Side. Mostly plotting ways I can escape the city and return to 'real' America, for now I just travel to odd places at random times.

Think I'm ready to move into the second phase of a career now that I'm more comfortable, so finding things to define me other than work is my priority. Have been thinking about photography/cooking/wine classes
I’m really good at
Conversation. Very outgoing, excellent listener and well-versed in many spheres of random topics. My job at work is really to get total strangers to talk to me about everything they do in a short amount of time. Like the cold-caller guy in the 'Wolf of Wall Street', minus the federal indictments. I usually get a feel for people after a couple of sentences, and gain their trust, confidence and respect quickly.
The first things people usually notice about me
Honestly it's my voice. I get it all the time. People tell me I should be in radio or broadcasting. I have pretty much zero accent, good diction and a deeper tone. Most of the work I do is over the phone, so I guess you could say I put it to good use.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Tough one. I'm somewhat dry when it comes to books, I like non-fiction a lot. Anything that makes me feel like I am a better educated person when I put it down. Movies I tend towards dramas and 'film', but Office Space, Old School and the Hangover are certainly on rotation. Musically, I've been all over the place from classic rock to jam bands to electronic and new wave. I'm mostly finding myself playing background lounge music or jazz recently.

Food is one of the reasons why I wanted to live in NYC. Most of my friends and co-workers are very steakhouse-oriented, but I've learned to expand out to Greek, Indian, Thai, and Seafood spots the city offers. Would mention here that I'm a comedy nerd as well. Marc Maron's podcast, if you like comedians and you aren't familiar, you are welcome.
The six things I could never do without
New York Times
Family Photos
Red Wine
Dark chocolate
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What my family will look like. What kind of business I would like to own one day. Where in the world I'd like to travel. How early I'll be able to 'retire'. Hammocks.
On a typical Friday night I am
Meeting friends for happy hour in some bar in midtown, eating out at a cool restaurant, then going on to a lounge or a low-key spot late-night. Or if it was a long week, I'm a big fan of Chinese food, red wine, Netflix, dark chocolate, the couch and passing out at 9:30. In rock-star fashion.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a complete nerd when it comes to news/politics/business. Total info junkie. I never stop reading. Ever.
You should message me if
You should be someone who wants to enjoy the city with a person who appreciates who you are, and what you have to offer this world. I am looking for a confident, strong woman who is on the right path. None of my girlfriends have had much in common physically, but there is usually something 'regal' or graceful about each of them. I'm kind of into nerdy girls, so high GPA is a plus! And no mustache photos. You live in Brooklyn. I get it.