I prefer dark chocolate to milk, red wine in winter and white in summer, Joe's Shanghai to Grand Sichuan, the farmers' market to the grocery store, and a picnic in Prospect Park on a sweet summer night to almost anything else. In case it's not obvious, I think good food is one of life's best (and easiest) pleasures, and it's one I like to both provide (cook) and partake in. Besides the fact that you will be well fed with me, things you should probably know include: (1) Books are like crack for me - I consume them in large quantities, sometimes indiscriminately. (2) I like high and low culture, but admittedly am not a fan of middle-brow. (3) I'm pretty handy around the house - I can totally fix stuff for you. (4) I am warm, extremely affectionate, and something of a marshmallow deep down. ((5) I am not an artist/musician/acto r, but I have a strong love of and appreciation for the arts. (6) The ocean is my happy place - I lived three blocks from the Pacific for two years and came back a changed woman. (7) I'm a morning person, although not the crazy 5am kind. (8) I am kind, loyal, sensitive, strong, goofy and generous, and am looking for someone who will appreciate all of those things, and reciprocate with their own wonderful qualities. (9) I can bake pretty much any cake, pie, torte, or cookie that you can think of, and I take requests.