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My self-summary
Hey there! Let's see here... I just moved to Manhattan at the end of June after spending about 11 years in DC. Time to find some new favorite places! I'm working at an education non-profit full time, and will be starting my Master's at Teachers College in September.

I love my dog, cooking, running, learning new languages, corny humor, and dumping hot sauce on everything.

Looking for a woman reckless enough to do the Phaal challenge with me, or chill enough to watch me do it and laugh at me.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to figure out how to exist in Manhattan. Aside from that...

Working in international education! I strongly believe people should visit other countries, learn other languages, and just generally be more globally-minded. The program I'm working for is focused on study abroad and critical language proficiency.

I'll be starting grad school this fall, so I can do what I do just that much better.
I’m really good at
- Voices/accents/impressions. I've been told I should go into voice acting by more than a few people. Ask me about my Professor Snape.
- Picking up new languages then mixing them up with the others I've learned.
- Cooking! Or at least I like to think so. I'm no Gordon Ramsay, but I can hold my own.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm lank-tastic; I'm a tall, wiry runner and it shows. You will probably make fun of the way I pronounce 'water'.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Some of my past favorites are John Dies at the End, pretty much anything anything by Cory Doctorow, American Book of the Dead, Ventus, Valhalla, The Unincorporated Man. If it's science related (fiction or non), I'm into it.

Movies: Young Frankenstein, Kill Bill, Sin City, The Boondock Saints, Inglourious Basterds, The Fifth Element, Mafia!, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I'm a huge fan of the campy and absurd, if it doesn't show.

TV: Mystery Science Theater 3000, Futurama, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Star Trek: Voyager, Archer... and I love me some Food Network.

Music: All time favorites are Red Hot Chili Peppers (and John Frusciante's solo stuff) Parliament/Funkadelic, Coheed & Cambria, and A Wilhelm Scream. I've been listening to nothing but Thank You Scientist for the past few months.

For food... everything. Food is a way of life for me. I love to cook, and I love to eat. My absolute favorite dish is fish tacos, and I recently accomplished my major life goal of acquiring some in San Diego. I also love food spicy enough to be considered chemical warfare. If you let me cook for you, I promise I'll dial it back if you need me to! (Though I'd totally love to meet someone who can go Scoville unit for Scoville unit with me).
Six things I could never do without
My family and friends go without saying.

1. My dog Icarus, aka Sticky Icky, aka Captain Blackwhisker, aka the Gringo Dingo
2. Alone time. I am wired like an introvert, I recharge for social interactions, not from them.
3. Running shoes/my bike
4. Competition
5. A sense of humor
6. Hot sauce. I'm 99% sure my blood has its own Scoville rating.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How our beliefs not only affect our actions, but our actions can influence our beliefs over time. Neuroplasticity is a pretty amazing concept.

Why OKCupid thinks I'm less suave then the average guy. Pssssh. *Snort
On a typical Friday night I am
More likely than not, making some form of tacos and then watching Netflix.
Saturday would be more my going-out night. Love to find new places to hang out (pubs > clubs, any day). Always down for a bike ride, concert, ball game, adventure out of the city - you name it!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am one of those weirdos who thinks grape is the best artificial flavor. Orange lovers be damned.
You should message me if
You want to show me your favorite spots in NYC! I've been living in DC for 11 years, Manhattan is very new to me.

You have a spark of curiosity and wonder about the world.
The two of us