Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am a kind, loyal, patient and good-humored individual who will
bring those traits to whatever our time together may entail (be it
one date or, perhaps less likely, a lifetime of domestic bliss). I
know who I am and what I'm about, and it's taken me some time to
get to this point.
I smile often, and have kind eyes.
And, well, if I may engage in a moment of outright bragging (as
opposed to the subtle bragging that shall constitute the remainder
of this profile): I'm really good at punning. Try me.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I make my living as a writer, explaining my area of expertise to
those indulgent enough to listen. There's plenty of room to grow,
but I've been able to get to a good place (when I'm feeling
professionally stagnant, I remind myself that my teenage self would
be extremely proud of me). Through my job I am able to explore the
entirety of the United States, and a deep appreciation of American
culture both high and low is hardwired into my DNA.
I recently passed my 10th anniversary of living in NYC, and while
it's never going to be a totally ideal place to live I love it now
as much (or more) than I ever have. Let's go hang out in LaMonte
Young's Dream House, or look for Houdini's grave, or visit the New
York panorama, or go to the Museum of Television and Radio to watch
the first hour in which MTV was on the air, or try to find the only
Liberian restaurant in the five boroughs.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Appreciating high and low culture equally.
Finding the right word.
Interacting with kids.
Being a nice guy, getting drinks.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That my pictures on this profile were nothing if not accurate.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I read compulsively, usually have four books going at once and why
are there these magazines everywhere?
Music has and always will be one of the most important things in my
life. I am always seeking out new things to listen to, while
staying in touch with what my old favorites are up to. I still buy
records and cds regularly, because the thought of a world without
record stores is very upsetting.
I go to shows often, with Bell House the current favorite venue.
I'm very loyal to the artists I like, and to some extent feel that
their journey is mine and vice versa. I will keep on going to see
them as long as they are playing.
As for food, going out to eat is just about my favorite thing to do
in this city. My culinary parameters are unfortunately not quite as
wide as they used to be (not by choice), but I remain the sort of
person who will say yes to everything it is possible to say yes to.
And, slowly but surely, I have been learning how to cook for myself
-- a main dish and sides and everything. Just like a real-live
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
potential possessed versus potential realized, and how to keep
closing the gap.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
listening to just one more song, and then leaving the apartment.
This is going to be the last one, I promise. See, I've got my coat
on and everything.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Most of the times I've cried as an adult have involved watching or
listening to baseball highlights that invoked childhood memories.
You should message me if
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You're always into something, always up for something, always aware
that there's always more.
Perhaps, like me, you've been on this site "for a minute" (as the
kids say) and are ready to leave it behind.
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