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 studied the sciences in college, and work for a FinTech firm in the Financial District, but am most passionate about writing, and I hope to write professionally one day (yay understatements!). 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 starred 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 also like Rick and Morty. So there's that.
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.
http://www.smbc-comics.com/ is great (http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?id=4066, http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?id=4129), but if you really want to get my sense of humor, check these out:
I've recently enjoyed "Play It As It Lays" by Joan Didion, "Mating" by Norman Rush, "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 I've recently appreciated I Am Not Your Negro, Murder on a Sunday Morning, Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery (I recently read The Recognitions by Gaddis, so watching a documentary about a real forger was especially interesting), La La Land, The 13th, Nocturnal Animals, Moonlight, 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.
p.s. Loved Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Hmm, what else... 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.
Also, if you just don't like my face, but are looking for someone to enjoy the city with (wine bars/whiskey bars/dance/theatre/films/hole-in-the-walls/art events/fine dining/etc.) feel free to say hello as well. :P