How Hookup… hit the Frying Pan for happy hour and enjoy the views by the water.
How Hookup… Get nerdy at the spider or bioluminescence exhibit at the Museum of Natural History?
How Hookup… Team up for a trivia bar night?
An awesome place I've visited
Lake Myvatn, Iceland / Rio Frio Cave, Belize / Gobi Desert, Mongolia / Backwaters, Kerala, India.
My perfect sunday
A weekend trip away from NYC playing with friends outside. Having a perma-grin and very sore muscles on Monday.
The movie I've watched the most times
Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Grease 2, Blade Runner, The Shining, History of the World, Part 1, Poltergeist. Sorry, my period of obsessive movie watching peaked at 11 or 12. Now, if anything, I am obsessive about different series on Netflix or Hulu.
My life history in 5 sentences or fewer
Texas, Peru, Long Island, France, Long Island, Georgia (the U.S. state), Long Island, Massachusetts, Upstate NY, Alaska, Long Island, Colorado, Long Island, Wisconsin, Long Island, NYC, France, NYC, then shorter trips to about 20 countries in the past 5 years.
My first concert / My dream concert
First was the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, a New Orleans institution. Dream concert is....maybe Madonna?
Obscure knowledge I possess
Geography, vocabulary, trivia...sometimes. Other stuff too, but if I tell you it won't be obscure anymore, will it?
I have a weakness for Guys/Girls who
Are quick witted and genuinely kind (even when no one's looking), smart with a goofy sense of humor. Punny. Like to travel and play outside. Interested in other cultures. Have a dog?
For me, a first date no-no is
Arriving significantly late, talking about exes, taking a phone call during the date, saying you hate your family, rude to waitstaff.
What I would bring to show and tell
Probably a story rather than a thing. (I'm much better at telling stories as they occur to me rather than being asked to do it on the spot.) Maybe whatever new and delicious thing I just learned to cook. Being a teacher, I'm on stage plenty. I'm more interested in what you'd bring.
A story you should remind me to tell you on our first date
Maybe my hamam humiliation? My experience with the most disgusting bathroom on the planet? Depends on what you're interested in. I have a story for every situation! You'll see...
I secretly want to be
Indiana Jones! Mike Pemulis in Infinite Jest. A writer on Breaking Bad or on the first 2 seasons of Lost, Cecile Richards, a cinematographer, a natural born chef, polylingual, a dog owner. (None of these things are particularly secret.)
I want to be with someone who wants to be
HAPPY! Challenged, adventurous, honest, thoughtful and gracious, good to friends & family, professionally innovative, respected by coworkers.
An infatuation of mine
Jemaine Clement. I LOVE him! Also Jason Bateman. Duh.
If I won the lottery and quit my job, I would
Travel the world, take more language classes, buy a place with a garden, give money to my friends. Probably I wouldn't quit my job; I'm a person who needs to have a productive day. Though, I'd love to take a leave of absence for a year and follow Nicholas Kristof around or pay the Clinton Global Initiative to let me do something awesome...
One thing my mother would want you to know about me
I'm the prettiest girl in school and they're all just jealous!
I want to come home to
A home I love being in during the week and returning to after a vacation out of the country. Cool hardwood floors feel awesome on bare feet. Full of books and photos. Organized and not cluttered. Kitchen herb garden. Bikes hanging from the ceiling. Stocked pantry full of amazing oils, mustards, jams, spices, veggies, etc. Did I mention I'd like to to have a dog?