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My self-summary
Writer. Book reader. Dog owner. City girl. Lush.

Smart, strong-willed, opinionated. Someone once told me I'm "the kind of high maintenance that's worth it," and I thought that was pretty nice.

I'm ultimately looking for a man to fall in love with, I guess. I'd be particularly amenable to one with a beard and a few gray hairs.

Did you know Lauren Bacall was a Jewish girl from Brooklyn? Then she went on to marry Humphrey Bogart and died, just before her 80th birthday, alone with her dog in the Dakota.
What I’m doing with my life
Writing. Creative non-fiction, personal essays, freelance stuff. Always hustling, but I get bored if I'm not.

Taking the dog on long walks. Reading good books (I write non-fiction, but I read mostly novels). Coveting nice clothes I can't afford; hoarding secondhand two-ply cashmere. I've been working intermittently on a hand-sewn quilt for about a year now. Also, cooking good things and freezing them in individual portions. Eating dollar oysters. Drinking wine and whiskey.
I’m really good at
Throwing up without anyone noticing.
The first things people usually notice about me
If they can see me? My smile. If they can't? My laugh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Currently going on a journey through Books That Blow 14-Year-Olds' Minds. Finished Brave New World and am now on The Fountainhead, which is kind of fun, despite being not very well-written and painfully heavy-handed. Recently loved Annihilation and Motherless Brooklyn. Perennial faves are Vonnegut, Capote, Salinger. I thought I'd hate Moby Dick, but it is a fucking masterpiece. I hoard books.

I get the New Yorker. I just subscribed to the Economist, because it's the best way to learn about what's happening in the world outside the US.

In contrast, love terrible reality TV. Will never get enough Real Housewives. Also: The Americans, Stranger Things, Orphan Black, Black Mirror, Intervention, UnReal.

I finally just watched Labyrinth for the first time and I cannot. believe. how amazing it is. David Bowie was the sexiest man ever. Jim Henson was the most brilliant.

Artichokes. Gummies. A good roast chicken. Black licorice wheels. Soup. Oysters and champagne, always.

Bob Dylan. Joni Mitchell. Billie Holiday. Jolie Holland. Old blues, old country. Verdi, Puccini. Bach's choral music. Handel's Messiah. I recently discovered Radiohead, which is pretty exciting.


The three men I'd like to go back in time to sleep with:

William Shatner, 1969
Bob Dylan, 1970
Paul Newman, 1967

Oh, and Bowie, duh.
The six things I could never do without
Cashmere cardigans
Pocket notebook
Felt tip pen
Dresses with floral patterns
A good book

But the only thing I would rescue from a fire would be my dog. I can live without anything else.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why do I never have any money?
On a typical Friday night I am
Generally drunk. Avoiding crowded places. At home with the dog. Sharing a bottle of wine (or two) with a friend. Occasionally, sitting in the nosebleeds and watching an opera. Maybe a baseball game? I'd like to go to more baseball games.
You should message me if
You're smart and creative.

You want to have a few drinks and talk about silly things for a few hours.

You like doing nothing.

You're a man in his 30s with a beard. Or gray hair. I will be inexorably attracted to you.

You appreciate bitches with attitude.

Don't bother if you live in New Jersey, or Queens, or the Bronx. Too far. Staten Island goes without saying. Also, I don't do camping. Or vegans.