Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
New York born, but raised upstate in a small town in the tiny
county north of Westchester. I am thankful for all of my old
friends and the experiences I had, but I knew that my place was in
NYC even at an early age. That life is just not my speed - for me,
you just can't beat the people and the manic energy of this place.
There's plenty of fantastic places around the world, but this is
Beyond that, my main passion is traveling. I've hit three
continents so far, and intend to collect the set (even Antarctica
one day - but at $15K that'll have to wait for now).
For the record, I have been to: Canada, Ireland, India,
Philippines, Turkey, Iceland, Holland, Denmark, England, Czech
Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Sweden, Greece,
Italy, Vatican City (it sorta counts!). As of September, I should
have Spain, Andorra, France and Portugal (maybe Gibraltar as well)
to add to the collection!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
The company for which I cubicle-drone does background screening -
this year, I hit the decade mark there. I've taken to describing it
as "I've been at my job for one-seventh of my natural life", which
is both amazing and horrifying to me. It certainly is not what I
grew up dreaming to be or anything, but it does pay the bills.
Also, there is something to be said for job security in this day
and age, isn't there?
Besides, in the last few years, they have sent me to Mumbai and
Manila. You now know I like to travel if you read the above
paragraph (You are reading, right? You better be, there's a quiz at
the end), and I'm sure you can imagine that I like traveling on the
corporate dime even more.
For fun, I play soccer a few nights a week. It appeals to the part
of me that wanted to take up something that I had no apparent gifts
for and become good at it just through sheer bloody-minded
determination. Now, I'm a swashbuckling goalkeeper-of-fortune. I
should start charging per game...
Beyond that, I spend a lot of time dreaming about my next trip. I
have visions of Helsinki --> Estonia --> Latvia -->
Lithuania, or starting in Vancouver and barnstorming across Canada,
or visiting the 10,000 friends I now have in Australia from my
hostel adventures, or South Africa, or.......
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- My job, luckily for me!
- Texas Hold 'Em (Or, I used to be - I'm well out of
- Befriending just about every type of person there is...it's rare
when I can't get along with someone.
- Determining by the trailer whether a movie will be worth
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have preposterously blue eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Reading material: My longstanding favorites are - Sherlock Holmes
(currently in the middle of my annual re-read), The Art of War,
Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Fever Pitch, and political blogs not
written by wingnuts.
Movies: At this point, I only see movies on airplanes. I know that
it's utterly bizarre, but it's true. The last one I saw in the
TV: Parks and Recreation, Sherlock, House of Cards, It's Always
Sunny in Philadelphia. I have this thing where I almost never watch
shows when they're actually in circulation - I am a creature of
Netflix. At some point, I have to check out Breaking Bad,
Music: Dropkick Murphys, Iron Maiden, VNV Nation, Gogol Bordello,
Rolling Stones, Flogging Molly, Covenant, And One, Guns N' Roses
(the actual band, not the crap cover band touring now), Eminem,
GZA, Manu Chao, Oasis, The Pogues, and on and on and on.
Food: I'll eat just about anything, but I don't like condiments of
any kind. Yes, I'm aware that it's weird. I will say that I could
eat pizza every day for the rest of my life, though.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My ipod, my passport, my digital camera, Guinness, my friends and a
good pair of goalkeepers' gloves.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How people will view this moment in history 100 years from now.
Where I want to travel next. How any sane person could vote
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sometimes I might be playing soccer, or I could be out at happy
hour with co-workers. Other times, I just want to rest after a
brutal work week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I don't get the Hunger Games phenomenon. At all. I mean, life is so
short - why read about children murdering one another? I despise
horror movies for the same reason...the idea of spending 90 minutes
cheering on as people get massacred doesn't compute with me.
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Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
A sharp sense of humor and intelligence are pluses. If you have a
bit of a feisty streak, all the better. If you did not answer the
"should creationism be taught in schools?" question with "all sides
should be heard". If your politics are right-wing or you are the
religious type, we probably won't be compatible.
Oh, and since every second person on here is vegetarian or vegan,
I'm cool with you if that's what you want to do, as long as you're
cool with me having essentially the Ron Swanson diet.
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