How about we… walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.
How about we… Grab a meal at a food truck that we've never tried before.
How about we… See who is playing at Small's Jazz.
An awesome place I've visited:
I completely nerded out at the Atomium in Brussels, went camping on Oahu, and saw my first rainbow in New Mexico. These places are tied for "awesome" in my mind. I also like train stations, lighthouses, old buildings, and rural beaches.
My perfect Sunday:
Involves a lot of coffee, live music, and time to explore the city. Or, alternatively, a lot of coffee, chilling out with a good book and a rainy window. The coffee is key.
The movie I've watched the most times:
The Lives of Others
My life history in 5 sentences or fewer:
My childhood was divided between the US and Italy, shuttling between a city and a farm. I read a lot of books, bought a lot of train tickets, and went to school. I fell in love with anatomy. Now I work, play, cook, and roam about in New York City.
My first concert / My dream concert:
REM/Jools Holland Orchestra
Obscure knowledge I possess:
I have a remarkable aptitude for life skills that were best honed in the Middle Ages- candle making, yarn spinning .... I have been caught with a churn.
I have a weakness for guys/girls who:
For me, a first date no-no is:
What I would bring to show and tell:
My model skull. If that's too creepy, I would also consider my seashell collection, preserved in all of its eighth grade glory in a shoebox beneath my futon. Then again, that might be even creepier. How about just grabbing a beer instead of show and tell?
I secretly want to be:
A cabaret singer in an underground Parisian club. But probably only for a few days, because I'm having a lot of fun as I am now
I want to be with someone who wants to be:
Happy and at home in the world.
An infatuation of mine:
Old nautical lore- Moby Dick, scrimshaw, you name it. Super cool.
If I won the lottery and quit my job, I would:
Travel by train from Moscow to Hong Kong, build a giant yurt, renovate old homes, invest in environmental entrepreneurship, donate a lot of my winnings to independent schools, and spend long lazy days cooking for my family and friends.
One thing my mother would want you to know about me:
I am incapable of eating a sensible breakfast, but I make a great cheesecake. And have been known to eat said cheesecake for breakfast.
I want to come home to:
A friend, a partner in this life, a blank page on the calendar and amazing food on the stove