MlissaG
34 Cambridge, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a good friend, thoughtful, and adventurous.

I hate breaking plans but sometimes I can't decide exactly what to do. Boston has so many options of things to see and do I sometimes have a hard time choosing. I can easily go with the flow; it's never hard for my friends to convince me that a particular adventure sounds like a good idea. I keep pretty busy by volunteering, trying new restaurants/bars, and seeking out fun and interesting cultural an other such events.

I'm a people person. I truly enjoy being around people and try to spend as much time as possible with friends and family.

I'm a recovered picky eater. I used to be convinced I didn't like anything but several years ago I found that I like most things I try. I now actively look to try new foods. I love trying new/new to me restaurants and bars, and I would love to find someone who will experience what Boston has to offer with me.
What I’m doing with my life
Working for a Boston nonprofit in the Human Resources department.

I've been volunteering with a Boston area volunteer nonprofit for a few years. I recently stepped down from their board but still spend time getting to know our community thru volunteerism. I love hands on things like breaking down bikes at Bikes Not Bombs or sorting books at More Than Words.

Managing volunteers for a 5K race series. I'm not a runner but love the excitement of race day!
I’m really good at
Making mojitos and margaitas. I also make a pretty awesome quesadilla.

And I'm really good at having fun in just about any circumstance
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm short. I'm not quite 5' tall.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love exploring new foods and craft beer. I'm really into flavorful foods, especially a lot of Asian and Latin American cuisines though I'm open to anything. I love that Boston's food truck culture is growing, seeing 6 trucks with long lines in Dewey Square some days makes me smile. I also love our local Craft Beer scene and the number of local breweries I can stop into for amazing fresh brews. My current favorites in those two genres right now are the Chicken & Rice Guys (so simple but I'm addicted to their sauces) and Roving Lunchbox (how do you go wrong with handpies?) and pretty much anything Slumbrew, Notch, and Night Shift do.

When choosing a book to read I tend to lean towards contemporary literature, and some memoirs and historical fiction. Two of my favorite books are The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield and The Year Of Wonders: A Novel Of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks. Got any recommendations?

I like movies but I have to admit there are a lot of movies on the "must see" list that I have never seen. Though if you ask me to watch a movie with you, I'll watch just about anything. Over the last couple years my roommate and I have made it a mission to watch every Best Picture Oscar Nominee before the Oscars, so this helps with the seeing movies thing. It's super fun and means I've seen mostly all of the recent best pic nominees.

I have a soft spot in my heart for music from the 90's Grunge/Alternative era. I also listen to a lot of country music and lately to a lot of New Orleans style jazz/funk/brass (Kermit Ruffins, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band). I've been exploring more on spotify, which has recent lead me to some great stuff like Frank Turner, Heather Mahoney, Kristen Diable, and more. And really trying to see more live music. Any local suggestions?
The six things I could never do without
Sunshine & the Autumn in New England
Fun with family and friends
The occasional lazy weekend days
Hot sauce in various incantations (particularly buffalo sauce)
City life
Trying new things (foods, beers, experiences)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where I want to be in the next few years- personally and professionally.
What I will have for my next meal.
New restaurants/bars, foods, and beers to try.
Planning adventures.
On a typical Friday night I am
Often I spend my Fridays having a quiet night at home; with many of my weekday days/nights being out & busy by Fridays I need some down time. But sometimes you'll find me out and about, and when you do it's usually having dinner and drinks somewhere around the city with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't have an appendix.
You should message me if
I'm excitable and passionate and would love to find someone who gets excited about the little things as much as the big things, and who has something (or many things) they're passionate about.

Overall I'm on here looking to meet people, looking to date, and eventually find someone I want to settle down with it.
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