oli113
31 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
Pint-sized lady who can keep score at a baseball game and make a mean batch of double fudge brownies. Born/raised in the NY suburbs, went to undergrad in Philly, grad school in the city and have lived here ever since. I’d like to think I’m a pretty low key person - I enjoy cooking, sporting events, dive bars, walking around the city, any excuse to celebrate the 80s or 90s, and searching for the best cheeseburger in New York (Minetta Tavern at present). Karaoke is also an occasional vice.

As far as who I’m looking for, sense of humor and a down-to-earth nature are huge. If you can make me laugh and can laugh at yourself, I’ll probably like you. Nice guys appreciated.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in university career services as a career counselor. I love working with students, but please don't message me for a resume review :)

In my free time, I play intramural dodgeball, do a little volunteer work, experiment with cooking/baking, and hang out with friends and my dog, Oliver. I love checking out live music, theatre and comedy - big fan of both standup and improv. And I recently bought an acoustic guitar, so messing around on it is a new/unsuccessful hobby.
I’m really good at
knowing useless pop culture info (although I'm clutch for pub trivia), spotting C-list celebrities, baking and playing a couple of non-guitar instruments.
The first things people usually notice about me
my height (/lack thereof)
my glasses, if I'm wearing them
some say I resemble Isla Fisher. I'll let you be the judge.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
To Kill a Mockingbird, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, The World According to Garp, Everything is Illuminated, No Reservations, The Catcher in the Rye, The Namesake, Born Round. Unoriginal statement alert: I will read/listen to anything David Sedaris writes or says.

Back to the Future, The Little Mermaid, Say Anything, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Clueless, Wet Hot American Summer, The Wedding Singer, School of Rock, Mrs. Doubtfire, Mean Girls, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Woody Allen films, anything involving the Muppets. Love a good documentary, and I'm a sucker for movies about sports - so I'm very into the ESPN 30-for-30 series.

Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, Mad Men, Louie, Friday Night Lights, Happy Endings, The League, Homeland, Workaholics, Veep, Enlightened, Girls, LOST, Freaks & Geeks, Curb, Top Chef, Chopped, Kroll Show, Key & Peele. I am also moderately NY1 dependent.

Beatles, Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, Weezer, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Simon & Garfunkel, John Legend, The Who, Jay-Z, Kanye, bluegrass, folk, showtunes (my insane love for musicals will come out sooner or later)... and I listen to some podcasts.

Cheeseburgers. And steak. But I do branch out and will try pretty much anything (the spicier the better), and I love checking out new places.
The six things I could never do without
my family
my friends
my dog
water & food (taking the literal route here I guess)
shoes?
soap seems pretty crucial
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the best karaoke song to impress a roomful of people...what's yours?
On a typical Friday night I am
not at a club. Happy hour, dinner and drinks or a relaxing movie night in are my favorite Friday activities.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a big Kelly Clarkson fan, though I don't think this is shameful - she is legit.

I'm also newly into Demi Lovato, so judge away! Just remember that ESPN bit from above.
You should message me if
you like dogs, aren't vegan and don't mind Yankees fans.
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