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My self-summary
I moved to NYC from Seattle 6 years ago, but I grew up in Alaska, land of such horrors as Sarah Palin and 100-pound cabbages. I love Brooklyn, it's so vibrant, it feels like the center of the universe.

I went to college in Boulder for an English degree, then back to Alaska for a couple years before heading to Vancouver and then Seattle for grad school. Growing up in the frozen, dark north, I think the snow is in my bones; I love to ski and snowboard. I also feel it's my duty as an Alaskan to dispel rumors of my native land, mostly those regarding igloos and dogsleds. But not plaid--we are a plaid-loving people.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a freelance illustrator working in the architecture industry. Basically I create digital photos of unbuilt designs.

I love the process of making. It can be anything, really. From food to motorcycles--I love to see how things go together, and make some of it myself. I'm lucky that I get to do so in my job as it makes the hours fly by.

I’m just a Brooklynite with lustrous, curly locks who'd like to meet someone to laugh with. I’d like to meet a creative, intelligent woman who doesn’t take herself too seriously. Chemistry is everything, though these internet tubes aren’t really set up for that just yet. But if you laughed at any of the above, that’s a start.
I’m really good at
I love to play the piano, and was sad to leave one in Seattle. I also took improv classes for a year and would like to take more here. I have a quick wit and can throw a frisbee really far. And I can run super far, especially if something's chasing me. I love to ski and can think of nothing more exhilarating than screaming down the slopes and carving intensely into centrifugal turns.

Oh, and I invented a recipe for brownies as cookies: Brookies©, and I might just make 'em for you.

I want to meet someone who is smart and funny. Sarcasm and sass are great. I'm drawn to bold women, though quiet strength is also appealing, as long as you can laugh. I'm attracted to someone who can roll with it, who can handle a crisis or change in plans with smooth grace and style.

I am more interested in why you do something rather than the thing itself. Above all else, I want to meet someone who is curious.
The first things people usually notice about me
Physically, probably my curly, Sideshow Bob-style hair, and how young I look. I think it was that lack of sun in my Alaskan youth. That shit's like cryogenics!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I've been listening to a lot of the Magnetic Fields and Yo La Tengo lately. Beck, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, The Hold Steady, Old 97s, LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead...

I love jazz and am a fan of Keith Jarrett, Don Byron, Allen Toussaint's The Bright Mississippi will make ya smile. Oh, and I just heard of Catherine Russell, she's amazing.

Let's see, what' on my DVR ... the Daily Show, Colbert, Justified, The Americans, Mythbusters. Why isn't there a new season of House of Cards every month?! Bullshit, Netflix.

Books: I love The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay, David Foster Wallace's A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, and anything by David Sedaris, Timothy Egan, Malcolm Gladwell, or Ian Frazier.

But I skip 'em all to keep my head above water with the New Yorker. That subway time is prime don't-get-behind-in-the-subscription time.
The six things I could never do without
dark chocolate
Peruvian chicken on the UWS
making things
You should message me if
You laughed at some of this. But not the Peruvian chicken; that stuff is SO GOOD.