I grew up on Long Island and am currently living and working in the Bronx. I'm a very relaxed person but at the same time passionate and enthusiastic about the things I care about. I'm ambitious, down-to-earth and appreciate the little things and am looking for the same. I love going on cruises (next one in December 2013), regular trips to Yankee stadium, and my annual summer camping/hiking trip with my oldest and closest friends. I don't sing karaoke - I perform karaoke - which makes it 10 times more fun for me and the crowd. I have a diverse group of favorite shows, and my to-be-seen list now has 12 titles on it, but I can only watch one series at a time from start to finish so I can follow the storyline (and actually finish the series). I like a healthy debate on a political topic every once in a while, but Israel and anything that directly affects my work is a touchy subject for me, so political junkies beware! Unless of course we agree, then we can have a heated argument at the television together. I am a recovered newsaholic after all! Most of my furniture is from Ikea, but I'm hoping that will change some day soon. That being said, I think I put together my new apartment pretty well, complete with a proud display of my Nursery School Diploma given on June 16th, 1990 (yep, still have it). I'm Jewish and Israeli... beyond that I observe the big 4 holidays (Rosh Hashannah, Yom Kippur, Hannukah and Passover) and have been to Israel more than 10 times - I lost count around 12-13 or so. Most of my extended family lives in Israel, and my sister who recently moved. I'm not super religious, but am patriotic enough to own an Israeli (and an American) flag.