How Hookup… see a show at Copacabana.
How Hookup… check out a local brewery.
How Hookup… go bar hopping in Astoria.
An awesome place I've visited
A vineyard in Chile, a Peruvian surf town, the Florida Everglades, the grave of Nixon's dog Checkers.
My perfect sunday
Afternoon brunch, drinking coffee on the porch, reading the paper, catching up with friends.
The movie I've watched the most times
My life history in 5 sentences or fewer
Born in Long Island, grew up in South Florida, did some writing, hung out in South America, studied linguistics, moved to New York.
My first concert / My dream concert
Spice Girls / Frank Zappa
Obscure knowledge I possess
I know a lot about language and communication, and I get very analytical about it when I'm having a conversation, but not in a judgemental way. I'm pretty good at haggling and schmoozing, especially with Peruvian taxi drivers. I've also seen every installment of the Star Trek franchise.
I have a weakness for Guys/Girls who
make me laugh.
For me, a first date no-no is
blaming your parents for the way you turned out.
What I would bring to show and tell
salsa dancing, a working but inadequate knowledge of beer brewing
A story you should remind me to tell you on our first date
How I found out that I couldn't open a bank account in Peru.
I secretly want to be
I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid, and I still have a soft spot for anything related to space exploration.
I want to be with someone who wants to be
An infatuation of mine
I'm really attracted to people who cultivate their interests and have a geekish knowledge of whatever it is that they're into. I like picking people's brains about stuff I have yet to learn about. I should also note that the sole reason I moved to New York is for the bagels and lox.
If I won the lottery and quit my job, I would
give back to my parents. I think they deserve better than what they have. I'd also invest in learning new skills: languages, dance, music, whatever.
One thing my mother would want you to know about me
My mom is convinced that I'm awesome at everything I've ever attempted to do.
I want to come home to