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My self-summary
My take: life is about doing all the interesting things that human beings happen to do while not getting yourself killed. So, for instance, I just signed up for my second improv class. I tend to play this game where I am totally sarcastic one moment and then entirely earnest the next. My friends (god bless those charitable people) would describe me as intelligent, creative, passionate and ambitious, so clearly I'm a catch. Plus, I'm Canadian, which means I always try to be polite and friendly, actually apologize when I bump into people, do my best to be a gentleman and will end up trying to tell you how to dress for winter. I will also offer you free health care but sadly, I've neglected my dog-sledding skills.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm the lawyer at a tech start-up that does stuff for the fashion industry. For fun, I've started taking improv classes - you should try it, it's being silly for grown-ups. Otherwise, I'm busy trying out new places to eat, drink and be entertained or captivated in NYC. Also, I'm spending a lot of time arguing with my friends why American civilization is going to self-destruct any moment now. Regular exercise.
I’m really good at
Finding places to sit in the shade at Bryant Park. Finding good sushi in New York (which is harder than you think!).
The first things people usually notice about me
A sarcastic and goofy sense of humour. The fact that I spell humour with a "u".
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Moby Dick, Middlemarch, Midnight's Children, Left Hand of Darkness, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Watchmen, Sandman, Don't Care High, the Foundation trilogy, Ender's Game, A Staggering Work of Heart-Breaking Genius, Liar's Poker, Moneyball, almost anything by Philip K Dick.

Movies and directors: Woody Allen, Passolini, Kurosawa, John Ford, Hitchcock. I could watch Star Wars ten times over and then I could go watch Singing in the Rain ten times over. Casablanca (the most charming film ever made). Babe (yes, the movie with the talking pig).

TV: the Wire, Arrested Development, Archer, West Wing (Aaron Sorkin years), Justified, Project Runway, Star Trek, House of Cards, Family Ties & the Cosby Show, the PBS News Hour, Yankees games. Note: I have never watched an entire episode of DeGrassi (and it's so weird how people here have!)

Music: Elvis Costello, The Police, Leonard Cohen, The Clash, David Bowie, Nas, Jurassic 5, Jay-Z, some Kanye, the Roots (Game Theory), Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Don Giovanni, Marriage of Figaro, Einstein on the Beach and other Philip Glass and Steven Reich, U2, Rufus Wainright.

Foods/Dining: sushi, dim sum, matzah ball soup, Montreal bagels and smoked meat. Actually, I'm curious enough to try anything, except maybe beef liver. Or chicken liver.
Six things I could never do without
my laptop, my iPhone (so I can read the news anywhere), good sushi, Netflx, the gym, Leonard Cohen songs.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Is there a better hamburger than Shake Shack in the city (and if so, where?); performance poetry; politics; law; new media vs old media; what city I should visit next (have only done DC so far...), Philip K Dick stories;
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I played boys field hockey when I was kid for two years. Yup, I went back for a second season.
You should message me if
you are a smart, capable woman (who is not a wallflower); or
you have some wise-ass comment to make about my profile
The two of us