How about we… Do an unofficial bar crawl around the East Village to the (mutually exclusive) bar, pub and restaurant that all claim to be the oldest ones in NYC.
How about we… Join me for a walk through Central Park with my pup (and yours, if applicable). Destination: Bailey's Corner Pub - an (indoor!) dog friendly bar (or a sidewalk café on a warm day).
An awesome place I've visited:
One of my favorite trips was to Nigeria (for work). Although we had heavy security (3 bodyguards carrying AK-47's), it was fascinating to see the native people, culture and country. It may be one of the last unincorporated countries in the world (Starbucks, Target, and Apple have not invaded yet).
My perfect Sunday:
For Spring/Summer: sleeping in, lazy breakfast then renting a car and heading to beach. I found a "secret" beach near NYC that is never crowded (on July 4th last year, there were maybe 25 visitors).
The movie I've watched the most times:
My life history in 5 sentences or fewer:
Only child raised in Milwaukee by two immigrant parents (Germany and Algeria), first international travel experience when I was 14 (and hooked from that point onwards), college, professional career in DC, then Chicago before landing in New York7 years ago; the first three years living and working in NYC, I traveled extensively for work and filled every page of my passport (and had to have additional blank pages sewn in) - I can't wait to show that to my future children!
My first concert / My dream concert:
New Kids on the Block (sadly). No, I did not attend their comeback tour a few years ago.
I have a weakness for guys/girls who:
are smart, witty, considerate and sincere
For me, a first date no-no is:
Negativity followed by selfish.
A story you should remind me to tell you on our first date:
How I ended up pinned to the floor by a filing cabinet during my first week of an internship.
An infatuation of mine:
Intelligence, humor and affectionate.
One thing my mother would want you to know about me:
She raised a kind daughter.
I want to come home to:
A clean apartment, happy pup and (hopefully) a significant other (the right company can make any night or activity special).