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My self-summary
Hopeless romantic looking for something real on the internet.

I am sarcastic and acerbic and favor a quick wit. Witty banter is just about the sexiest thing ever!

Born and raised in the Bronx, but I've also lived several places in Northern California, near San Antonio Texas, Biloxi Mississippi, Chicago Illinois and Toronto Ontario.

On a mission to do more hiking and get more in touch with nature.

Not going to mince words here - I'm looking to ultimately settle down and start a family. (I still want to do some traveling first!) If you're not similarly-aligned, it's not going to work out.
What I’m doing with my life
I am a classically-trained chef, a long-time swing dancer, and own my own consultation, investigation, and lecturing company. It deals with some pretty esoteric stuff, but I love it very much, and it has opened up some amazing new opportunities for me.

In the last few months, I've done my first guest stint on a podcast, had an event that I produced featured in Time Out magazine as the number one public Halloween event in NYC, and have been cited as an expert in my field in Reader's Digest. It's pretty surreal.

I have found a great work/life balance and am truly happy with how I've managed to find what I love and get paid to do it.
I’m really good at
Making people feel at ease, swing dancing, cooking, dad jokes, karaoke... The rest you can determine for yourself.
The first things people usually notice about me
My hugs, my sense of humor and my smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin, The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Generation Atheist by Dan Riley, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle, The Belgariad and The Mallorean series' by David Eddings, all the Drizzt Do'Urden books by R.A. Salvatore, A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking, The Ender Quintet by Orson Scott Card, the collected works of H.P. Lovecraft (working on At The Mountains of Madness right now).

Movies: Her, The Mothman Prophecies, Shawshank Redmption, Marvel movies, The Adjustment Bureau, all the Batman movies except the Joel Schumacher disasterpieces, The Matrix, Ted, The Departed, Good Will Hunting. Star Wars (original trilogy and some of ep 3, duh!), The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. What Dreams May Come, Serenity, The Last Samurai, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Julie and Julia, When Harry Met Sally. Super Troopers, The Cabin In The Woods, Lost In Translation, The Prestige, The Illusionist, Minority Report, Interstellar, the Martian, Midnight in Paris, Amelie... the list goes on.

T.V. Shows: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Firefly, The X-Files, House, Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, Falling Skies, Fringe, Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Walking Dead, Almost Human, Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Iron Chef America, Chopped, StarTrek: Deep Space 9, StarTrek: Enterprise, Penny Dreadful, Breaking Bad, got through 2 1/3 seasons of Lost and it.. well, Lost me.

Music: Literally everything except country and opera. Especially Big Band, metal and '90s alternative. Examples: Metallica, Korn, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Indigo Swing, Count Basie, Diana Krall, Benny Goodman, Mumford and Sons, Rob Zombie, Jewel, Gin Blossoms, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong.

Food: Cheese and chocolate and everything in between. One of my favorite things to make is Beef Wellington. I'm also a sucker for game meat, like rabbit or venison. I dislike mushrooms and food with tentacles. I can't do spicy food due to stomach issues. I prefer hard cider over beer and mead over white wine.
Six things I could never do without
My sense of humor
My crazy, warped, loving, supportive family (biological and chosen)
Love and affection
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Creative menu items for my themed parties. Humanity and our place in the universe. Self-determination.

Should I start a religion to Carl Sagan? I mean, the phrase "Hail Sagan!" just rolls right off the tongue, am I right?
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with my friends, dancing, watching T.V. It all depends.
You should message me if
You are a good, solid, stable, happy, fun-to-be-around, intelligent woman with a good sense of humor and a positive outlook on life. If you are looking for the man with whom to build a future.
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