WARNING: This profile has become considerably longer than expected. The purpose is to give you the true picture of me - and I don't mince words. Keep reading. You may find something interesting.
Newspaper reporter and political humor writer by day. Masked-vigilante superhero by night.
I'm a free-spirited woman with a dry and sarcastic wit that I most likely learned from watching Monty Python as a child.
I can be a downright cynic, but more often than not try to stay grounded in reality.
I'm a tom-boy and a girly-girl in one. I'll gladly wear a pretty dress for dinner, then go camping in the mud and rain the next day.
I'm very confident in my professional life, a bit shy in the dating world, and sensitive in my personal life.
I am unapologetically stubborn and brutally honest.
I don't believe in horoscopes/zodiac, but for the sake of those that find it interesting, I'm a Virgo.
I do not sugar-coat, coddle or hold someone's hand just for the sake of sparing feelings. But, I will listen, hug and hold someone's hand when they need support.
I'm an anomaly of sorts: I don't have cable or a dishwasher. I make much of my food from scratch. I still hand-write letters. Yet, I love (and crave) new technology.
I have a cat who thinks he's a dog.
I love discussing science, linguistics, religion and politics. And, I have a favorite bacteria and a favorite piece of punctuation.
I have a massive book collection, and have read 99 percent of it. I also wake up early to read the news before I leave for work.
I was raised Orthodox, have tried the Conservative movement and have finally landed in a basically not believing in much. Don't tell my mother.
I've quit smoking so many times I've lost count. After the last attempt, I've become a "closet" smoker again - my family doesn't know. Perhaps someday I'll quit again. Fun fact #62: I roll my own cigarettes.
I listen to NPR news religiously, and sometimes sit in my parking lot after I arrive home just to hear the end of a good story.
I love midnight monster movies. I have seen almost every zombie movie to date, including Hard Rock Zombies.
I have a political tattoo on my left inner wrist. I know the Jewish tradition and (interpretation of) law regarding tattoos. Despite begging from my mother, I have no intention of getting rid of it.
I eat a mostly plant-based (vegan) diet, but can cook a good steak. Really, I have nothing against eating meat.
I'm a true romantic. Flowers (tulips) will make me swoon.
I love dark chocolate with sea salt.
I cry at sad movies.
I swear like a sailor, so the saying goes.
I believe 100 percent that the Stanley Cup belongs in Detroit. 2014 is our year.
I believe that the smell of autumn is the best smell in the world. I like cooler weather. I love snow.
I am far from perfect - never will be perfect. Turns out, I'm only human.