eliem
42 Cambridge, United States
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My self-summary
Most of all incredibly kind and empathetic and looking for the same. Intelligence is sexy but you're smart or you're not. Being kind is a choice.
I am good mixture of brainy and fun I am told. Educated, cultured and love intellectualism but also having one-too-many cocktails and fun too.
What I’m doing with my life
I taught small kids (4-5 year olds.) for the last 6 years. I 'm attempting to make a career change to something food- related. I've been teaching cooking to kids which is really fun.

non-work--thinking, going to new restaurant, drinking a new wine, connecting with friends. Reading a new book-right now, "The End of the Affair" by Graham Greene.
I’m really good at
Having fun.
Cooking and baking an elaborate dinner for you. Cuisine of your choice :)
Making people feel comfortable, bringing people together and telling funny stories.They do involve a lot of tangents but apparently they are entertaining.
The first things people usually notice about me
Will you tell me if we meet? Probably cliche, but I smile easily...I usually have a big smile on my face so I am guessing that would be it. I am probably one of the few people who even after years in NYC will catch myself smiling at someone on the street..
Oh and I am chatty...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I love to read and have too many favorites , but here are a few recent ones: Philp Roth's "Plot against America" Graham Greene's "The End of the Affair." Julian Barnes's "The Sense of an Ending."
Colm Toibin
Roth
Amis
Jeanette Winterson etc

Music: Ramones, Clash, Gossip, Serge Gainsbourg, Patti Smith, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Radiohead, Lucinda Williams, Galactic, Cocorosie, Antony and the Johnsons, Gilberto, World Music
Bossa Nova, Tribe called Quest, Black Sheep etc.

Food-um, all of it (except for fast food). Ok, despite loathing the word 'foodie" I admit to being one -- I love reading about food, consuming it, cooking, baking, learning about it, etc. It's definitely high on my list of passions. Favorites: Italian, Japanese and Mediterranean. I have been cooking lots of Turkish food recently but Italian and French desserts are my speciality.

Movies - I watch a lot of them. I tend to gravitate towards independent and foreign films..Agnes Varda. Recently loved "A Separation" and La Grande Belezza (The Great Beauty.") Love any social issue documentaries.
The six things I could never do without
I'd like to think I could do without many "things" but some things that make life pleasurable are:
Espresso
Smelly French and Italian Cheeses
Wine and a good Negroni cocktail. Oh make that all Campari-based drinks!
Sea Urchin
Sleeping in
Laughter
Good Friends
Passion, sensuality and affection.
Passport
The Ocean and the Beach.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Ok. How deep or honest do I want to get here?
The future,,,what gives life meaning and purpose,?
human behavior-what motivates people to act in the ways they do?
The messed up state of the world-poverty, injustice, social justice issues.
Wow, this makes me sound really heavy which I am not. :) I also think about plenty of inconsequential stuff, too, like what I want to bake and why the perfect lip gloss color is so elusive.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hmm. Typical? Um, seeing some live music, drinking downtown with friends, cooking, art opening, etc. Or exhausted and reading or watching a Netflix film. Honestly, like many, feel like Friday is amateur night. Prefer to catch a drink during the week..Love Death and Co, Bowery Hotel bar, Amor y Amargo to name a few.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Admit? After a few drinks, I'll "admit" anything..Not a good liar,
that's for sure...
You should message me if
You are kind and thoughtful. You don't play games and you want a real connection, be it friendship and hopefully more.
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