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My self-summary
Hi, my name's Alex and I'm originally from Pennsylvania. I like to think I'm pretty easygoing and fun. I love this city (as all of us do, in a Stockholm Syndrome-type way) and I especially love taking advantage of all the great things it has to offer--museums, food, parks, zoos, shows. I've done a decent amount of traveling in the states (most recently a road trip to the thrilling land of Wisconsin) and have only been abroad once, but would love to travel more if given the opportunity.

I love to laugh and have fun! I like to go out, drink, dance (I have terrible moves but I make up for them with enthusiasm,) and have a great time but, more than anything, I like to relax and take it easy with friends. I'm a total pop culture junkie and especially love talking about movies. I WILL play you at Guitar Hero, and I maybe might beat you. I love roller coasters. And I am a HUGE animal lover and therefore will make you stop at every single pet store we pass so I can coo at the puppies in the window.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a recent college grad working full-time at a vegan food company and part-time at a small toy store. In my free time, I'm trying to stay active creatively (most recently as part of the production team for a couple different projects), exploring my new neighborhood in Astoria, and binge-watching TV shows.
I’m really good at
The aforementioned Guitar Hero. Knowing pointless trivia (mostly about movies.) Finding silly Youtube videos involving animals. Forcing my friends to watch said silly YouTube videos involving animals. Being totally oblivious to flirtation.
The first things people usually notice about me
It's weird, but I get "Oh, you really remind me of my cousin/friend/sister!" a lot upon first meeting someone. So, the first thing you'll probably notice about me is that I remind you of your cousin/friend/sister. Also, that I'm short.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Anchorman, Moulin Rouge, Boyhood, Black Swan, Inception, Shaun of the Dead, Die Hard, No Country For Old Men, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Silver Linings Playbook, In Bruges (this list could seriously go on and on...)

Books: The Harry Potter series, House of Leaves, A Clockwork Orange, Brave New World, Lolita, Interview With the Vampire, The Time Traveler's Wife, IT, A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Shining (most Stephen King, really,) historical fiction, plays

Music: The Beatles, Queen, Muse, Coldplay, Eminem, David Bowie, The Dear Hunter, Lady Gaga, Kanye, Jack White, Banks, Lorde, Arctic Monkeys, anything I can dance to

TV: The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Girls, Archer, Sherlock (BBC), Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, The IT Crowd, The Vampire Diaries (my guilty pleasure)

Food: I love Italian food! I also tend to love everything that's bad for me--chocolate, cheesecake, french fries, nachos, etc. Oops.
The six things I could never do without
My friends and family. (Technically two things, but... whatever.)
Delicious food.
My laptop.
A good book.
New York City.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Being positive and trying to appreciate every second of my nearly-statistically-impossible, way-too-brief existence. The universe. Silly Youtube videos involving animals. As of late, pondering who will end up on the Iron Throne (my money's on Hodor.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Sometimes out at a bar with friends, sometimes staying in and splitting a bottle of wine with my roommates. Not too picky.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a terrible cook. I have mastered cooking pasta and browning ground beef and that's about it. Bonus points for someone who can teach me how to make delicious, easy foods!
You should message me if
I'm not looking to create unreasonably narrow criteria because everyone has their own unique, potentially attractive qualities and I love to be surprised! But, in general, I'm looking for somebody who agrees that life is better when you share it with someone--somebody with a kind heart who has a great sense of humor and is definitely looking for something committed/potentially long-term.