penny4yrthought
32 Cambridge, United States
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My self-summary
I’m probably one of the most easy-going people you will ever meet. That said, I spent my collegiate mornings in the front of a boat yelling at the rowers. Despite not knowing how to swim and allegedly running the boat into a bridge, they somehow let me steer for four years.

My non-aquatic interests include poodles, urban dictionary, and finding creative ways to prepare and consume garbanzo beans (latest development: chickpea tacos).

My mother once said that I use too many exclamation points in my writing, so I'm trying to scale back!
What I’m doing with my life
I was happily working at a marketing firm, writing by-lines for diet pills and motorized wheelchair advertisements, when I realized that my true calling in life involves removing all of the Count Chocula boxes from supermarket shelves. In order to achieve my dream of ruining eating experiences for everyone, I finished a public health and nutrition degree and worked on a bunch of child obesity prevention projects. Despite this, I still really like eating dessert before and/or after every meal.

Long-term goal: create the militant wing of the Salvation Army
I’m really good at
I'm really good at ordering at restaurants, drawing Homer Simpson cartoons on bar napkins, making lousy excuses not to go running (i.e. "it might rain in 8 hours"), and urging loved ones to eat more.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile. After that probably comes my New York accent. I make it a point to frequently order a "tall coffee".
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
English major here. "Flowers for Algernon" was possibly one of the best books that I've ever read. I'll read almost anything by Tom Robbins, Dostoevsky (or any other morbid Russian, for that matter), and Leon Uris. I'll stop here with the books, because I would otherwise go on forever.

I will happily admit to owning "Snakes on a Plane" on DVD. I love watching documentaries of any variety, which frequently results in fervent topic-specific internet searches. Also on this list: the rare film that will make me cry (I include "Toy Story 3" and "Bridesmaids" in this tear-jerker category, so I have the feeling my definition of "sad" is slightly off-kilter).

I read too many food blogs to be able to pick a favorite food, but I am currently obsessed with the toppings bar at 16 Handles (not the froyo, just the toppings). As a result of growing up in a New York-Jewish household, I take lots of comfort in fried potatoes, briny/pickled items, and cured meats of any variety. I will dump half a bottle of hot sauce on almost anything, and I will not put butter in my coffee (the NYTimes says that's a thing?).
The six things I could never do without
-My space heater, even in the summer
-Wikipedia, but only because it's my go-to source for book spoilers
-My yoga mat. Have mat, will travel
-MapMyRun
-Toscanni's goat cheese brownie ice cream
-Self-deprecation. If Woody Allen can pull it off, I'm confident that I can too

Thing I could never do:
-An un-ironic duckface
I spend a lot of time thinking about
A) My kombucha scoby, and if that weird fuzzy thing on top of it is mold or just yeast, and B) Where I want to ride my bike (long-term goal: Boston to Providence)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once got caught taking food from a medical school student function (sorry med students).
You should message me if
You know the difference between a bagel and a bialy. If you make me laugh, I'll love you forever (is that a threat?).
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