I used live in north Brooklyn which means I have a beard and
opinions about music (though not the judgmental kind). Now I live
in Chinatown, which means...something. I like vegetables? I'm smart
enough to realize how dumb I am (most of the time), and dumb enough
to think that sharing a studio apartment with a buddy for 2 years
was a really good idea. I care about things like the environment,
but not in an "I'm going to tell you all my opinions on why you
suck" way, more in an "I don't fly a corporate jet everywhere" way.
Also, I don't have a corporate jet, or any plane, really.
I'm trained as a community organizer, worked at TED, and am headed
back to school to prep for med school. I'm from upstate. Like, real
upstate. Not Westchester upstate.
I took a two-month bicycle trip from LA to NY. I will not show up
to a date (first or otherwise) in spandex, I promise.
Oh, and I think you should dance like everyone is watching. It
keeps you in line.
What I’m doing with my life
I've werewolved into one of those obnoxious New Yorkers who when
you ask what they do will tell you three different things--I'm
going back to school to prep for med school, I freelance as a
writer for TED, Bicycling, some other places, I run a
I’m really good at
dancing (may be an overstatement)
Bicycling (fixing them, not falling off them)
trivia (not the kind that wins you drinks at bars)
writing, reading, listening comprehension
I have mastered the cat nap.
The first things people usually notice about me
I make eye contact. I ask questions and I'm actually interested.
And I've been told I have a good handshake.
Things people don't notice: My height (boring), my impeccable
fashion sense (it's very, uh, peccable).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Cloudsplitter, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Fear and Loathing
on the Campaign Trail '72,The Rachel Papers, whatever I'm currently
reading. I get really excited about a good book.
Apocalypse Now, También la lluvia, Dark Knight. Bad movies:
Terminator, Judge Dredd.
T.V.: Cosby Show, Cosby show, Cosby show, and The Wire, Battlestar
Galactica, Parks and Rec, Louie
Food: Indian food (spicy, spicy), Mexican food, the things I cook
when I pay attention to the recipe just the right amount.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to best help people, how to learn something new, how to better
myself, how to be happy/content, how to sneak naps at work, where
and how to travel next
On a typical Friday night I am
Having a few beers with friends, preferably on a rooftop,
somewhere, or barring that, somewhere with good beer and better
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once rode my bike 120 miles in a day to impress a girl. She
You should message me if
You're looking for a relaxed date--out, somewhere. My momma always
told me not to cook on the first date.