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My self-summary
I recently moved to Williamsburg and am exploring the neighborhood.
I'm outgoing and love to laugh at myself (There's much to laugh at :P). I also tend to overuse emoticons when I text; it's true...

I don't take myself too seriously — a fact I hope was alluded to by my profile name. :)

I'm comfortable with math and science, and work for a FinTech firm in the Financial District, but am most passionate about writing, and I hope to write professionally one day. I enjoy reading, and also enjoy acting (acted in a student film in college though admittedly not since), singing, learning about different cultures, and I'm getting into baking/cooking.

I enjoy ballet, the opera, visiting museums, great food (from Michelin to street food), and watching theatre & musicals, but also enjoy working out (lifting heavy weights and putting them back down), motorcycling, and scuba-diving as well.

I love wine, cheese (YAAASS), and also enjoy whiskey and spirits (Mmm, Cognac and Calvados... ;)).

As I'm sure you already know, it's difficult to paint a picture of oneself when confined to this little box, so please feel free to write or IM me. I promise I'm not as humorless as my pictures would make me seem. ;)

p.s. I've been told that I look better in person. Especially when the lights are dim, many drinks have been had, and last call has been announced.
What I’m doing with my life
I spend the majority of my free time writing. The rest of the time I'm either reading or doing my best to get toight like a toiger.

I'm also trying to get into cooking/baking more.
I’m really good at
Lol. Yawn. How about I tell you about my favorite webcomics instead? is great (,, but if you really want to get my sense of humor, check these out:
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I most recently enjoyed "The Passion of New Eve," by Angela Carter, "Olive Kitteridge," by Elizabeth Strout, "Pond," by Claire-Louise Bennett (Those first four sentences... Ho.Ly.Shit.), Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast," Don DeLillo's "White Noise," Elena Ferrante's Neopolitan novels (what I felt about the characters is another thing ;)), James Salter's "Light Years," (Dear god what an incredible pen...) and Clarissa Pinkola Estés' "Women Who Run With the Wolves." I love Baldwin ("Another Country" - pretty much everything he's written :)), and enjoyed Madeline Miller's "The Song of Achilles," Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," (I prefer him to Hemingway and Faulkner :) Though Hemingway, despite the whole campy machisco thing, is a beast of a writer. :)), Maugham's "Of Human Bondage," Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God," and Aldous Huxley's "Those Barren Leaves" (Uccchh... I. Love. Huxley.). Becker's "The Denial of Death" and Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" have influenced the way I view the world. I'd add "things I've learned" from Marcus Aurelius's "The Meditations," but I've yet to finish it. :P

I'm a bit picky about movies but of newer films I loved: Requiem for the American Dream, The First Monday in May (I love beautiful things, what can I say? :P), Song of Lahore, Youth, Remote Area Medical, Tim's Vermeer, The Great Beauty, Blue Is The Warmest Color, The Sessions, A Single Man, True Grit, Blue Valentine, Waste Land, The September Issue, The Tree of Life, Miss Representation, After the Wedding, and The Artist (I tend to fast-forward through most movies. It's bad.). I also shamelessly admit to loving Love Actually. Groundhog Day's on point too.

I'll try any type of food twice (first reaction never counts).

I used to listen to a lot of Indie/Electro Rock, I'm now really getting into EDM, which I'm trying to learn to compose. Also. I love Purity Ring.
The six things I could never do without
Writing. Art (I just received a painting I commissioned which I love - my first :)). I also like to stay in shape, and am a voracious reader (I'm going to stop here before I come off as a pretentious twat :P).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Writing, which somehow always manages to reference identity and how our respective backgrounds determine it (Loved Diaz's "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao").
On a typical Friday night I am
Writing, grabbing drinks with friends, visiting museums, seeing plays or dance performances, going to concerts, in bed wondering where it all went wrong, dancing, or having some amazing wines/meats/cheese over conversation.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Turns out I look great in pink fishnets and mascara (Burning Man was an excuse :P).

I enjoy plotless meandering novels.

I appreciate fashion, have enjoyed taking ballet classes in the past, and sometimes do yoga (though I mostly lift now).

Also, sometimes, I can't even.
You should message me if
"Just. Do. It!" - Shia Labeouf

Or if you're up for checking out wine bars/whiskey bars/dance/theatre/films/hole-in-the-walls/art events/fine dining/etc. in the city. I'd be happy to find a partner. :)