Creative, feisty, curious. Highly opinionated but low maintenance. I have a hard time being anything other than unabashedly myself 100% of the time. Passionate, quick-witted, non-judgmental. Feminist. I can be intense and blunt but I'm super silly and I love puppies and I cry at weddings and during every LOTR installment and I believe in kindness and empathy above all. I'm headstrong, and somewhat idealistic. I can kick your ass in ping pong. I love conversation, debate and getting to know others and what makes people tick, squirm and leap about in fits of exultation. I'm still learning about myself and trying to carve a meaningful path in this world, but I'm comfortable in my own skin. I wear lots of dresses. I frequently have dreams where I punch Bret Easton Ellis and Bill Mahr in the face.
I'm a fact-checker at a major fashion and culture monthly, and I also freelance for major magazines and their web counterparts on cultural politics, women's issues, labor, dance, fashion, you name it. As cliche as it sounds I love to tell stories--hence I'm still drawn to the dying medium of the feature story, and long-form writing in general.
In general: keeping the good people in my life and getting to know others, boxing (non-contact, I love my nose too much to risk getting hit in the face), dancing, trying to explore the city more, trying to eat more fruit, getting a kick out of viral videos involving children doing adorable things and/or dancing pandas, bemoaning my inability to wear matching socks. I love, love, love to cook and eat but don't have nearly as much time as I'd like for the former. I love burritos more than you love your mom.
Also, I look much younger than my age. This will come in handy when I'm 40.
* I am terribly disappointed when a guy's favorite authors list on OKCupid is a list of a bunch of dudes. I find that I am terribly disappointed quite frequently.
Movies: "Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say YES!"
"You want a prediction about the weather, you're asking the wrong Phil. I'll give you a winter prediction: It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be gray, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life."
TV: The Twilight Zone is the greatest television show of all time (glad we go that out of the way). Now that the X-Files is on Hulu I may never leave my apartment. Also: Broad City, House, Parenthood, Amy Schumer, Daily Show, John Oliver, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Happy Endings, The Mindy Project, SVU, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Freaks and Geeks, Buffy, Chris Hayes, Melissa Harris Perry
Food: Everything, and the spicier the better. In particular burritos, burritos, burritos, Indian (Mama's home cookin', y'all) and more burritos. And cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.
Music: Top 40 bullshit, Black Keys, Das Racist, Cream, Vetiver, Taj Mahal, SALT N' MUTHERFUCKIN' PEPA
How this profile got so long.
I'm afraid of revolving doors.
This one time, an elephant sneezed on me.
You want to! You enjoy long conversations and debates over food and/or wine. You don't mistake opinionated women for "bitches." And you won't make fun of me for my terrible jokes or get too embarrassed when I bust out into the Carlton dance at the grocery store. You're not a borough snob (or any kind of snob, for that matter).
No Republicans or Men's Rights Activists. K thanks.
Please don't be one of these guys: http://jezebel.com/5696882/horrible-online-dating-stories-to-keep-you-single?skyline=true&s=i
Or this guy: http://annalsofonlinedating.tumblr.com/post/4398696015/no-idea-why-this-guy-is-single