When people meet me, they immediately recognize that I'm not from here. I'm okay with that.
Born and raised in the south, I have a warm and connective personality. I’m friendly to a fault and I become deeply invested in people and projects quickly and, sometimes, without a lot of forethought. However, I went to college in New England and graduate school in New York and picked up some slightly austere ways while losing my accent. I’m idealistic, which means that I’m a hard worker who holds myself (and others) to high standards.
Here are some things that are important to me:
Music: I've been playing music for 20 years now. I play a little bit of every instrument, but I'm primarily a clarinetist. I've been teaching myself the cello over the last few years.
Food: When I was little, I used to sabotage my mother’s recipes so she’d stop asking me to help out in the kitchen. If she asked me to put a tablespoon of sugar in something, I’d pretend to mix up sugar with salt. Or I’d just set things on fire. I really resented being asked to help with kitchen-related tasks because I was a girl. I guess I’m done making a statement, because I love cooking, baking and feeding people I care about (I just realized that, though this statement is grammatically-correct, it could also indicate cannibalism. I am not a cannibal).
Travel: I'll spare you the list of countries I've been to, but I’ve spent a significant amount of time in Europe and have been to 38 states. I like to travel, but I enjoy being home as well.
I think you and I are likely to get along if you are well-educated, intellectually curious, well-rounded, articulate, kind, and have a passion that you are pursuing.
I don't really understand winking. That seems like a cop-out to me. Also, I don't understand why someone would add me a favorite and then never write me. Just send me a message -- preferably something more substantial than, "hey, how's your weekend?"