I am a quirky/nerdy person who loves to laugh. While I may be a boring person, I collect fascinating friends to glitter around me and be interesting :) Also, I am a staunch believer in the Oxford Comma and have a deep and abiding love of flannel (I attribute it to my New England upbringing).
I wouldn't characterize myself as "athletic" (never played sports in school), but I do enjoy activities like kayaking, hiking, sailing, yoga, and dancing (though I admit I haven't had the opportunity to do many of these in too long).
I spend my time reading, listening to podcasts, doing crossword puzzles, experimenting in the kitchen (I don't eat out often, mainly because I love to cook), exercising, watching movies/tv shows (who doesn't love a good Netflix marathon on occasion?), going to museums, and exploring whichever city in which I find myself living. I'm energetic, ethical, a hard worker, an effective communicator, and a sincere friend.
Movies: The Sting, Out of Africa, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, Ocean's Eleven, French Kiss, The Italian Job, Thomas Crown Affair (basically all heist movies), When Harry Met Sally, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Drive, Fifth Element, The Princess Bride, Star Wars, Dr. Strangelove, Some Like It Hot, The Goonies, Second Hand Lions, Indiana Jones 1 & 3, The Lion in Winter, Enter the Dragon, Raising Arizona, Hot Fuzz, Spaceballs, Howl's Moving Castle, My Cousin Vinny, any Alan Rickman movie.
Shows: The West Wing, Travel Man, Man in the High Castle, Mozart in the Jungle, Silicon Valley, Last Week Tonight, Firefly, 30 Rock, Doctor Who, BSG, House of Cards, North & South, Arrested Development, Newsroom, The League, Sherlock, Archer, Peep Show, Coupling, TNG, The IT Crowd, Galavant, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin, Big Fat Quiz, Q.I., Upstart Crow.
Music: Excellence from any genre. I've got a wide range in my collection, but here's what I'm listening to now most frequently: Marvin Gaye, Ben Sollee, Ivan & Alyosha, Neulore, The Head and the Heart, WE ARE TWIN, Robyn, The Beatles (always), Penguin Prison, The Black Keys, Ben L'Oncle Soul, Bastille, Trampled by Turtles, Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Film Scores (especially anything by John Williams).
Food: All breakfast food. If faced with the choice, I'd only eat breakfast foods for the rest of my life. Homemade challah (I make a mean one), Chinese, Indian, Sushi, Spanish, chili, a really good steak.
Good, interesting, and challenging conversations
Dogs (I host them and volunteer at a shelter in the city)
My alma mater (we're a bit of a cult)
*You're not materialistic
*You enjoy a good pun and/or witty banter
*You're interested in a relationship and ready to devote time to one. Those looking for a "we're just hanging out" situation need not apply.