Edward_Appleby
44 Los Angeles, CA
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My self-summary
I wanted to have Morgan Freeman narrate my profile, but it seems that celebrity- narration is not an option on OKcupid. That's a shame, especially considering the fact that nine out of ten women seem to list Shawshank Redemption as one of their favorite movies. Therefore, I ask you, when reading on, do it with Morgan Freeman's voice in your head...or James Earl Jones, he's good too.

My story begins, just like Dickens’ “David Copperfield”…Chapter 1: I am Born…and then it takes off in a completely different direction.

I left the gray winters of Northeastern Ohio for the sunny skies of LA in 1995. I experimented with the other coast in 2001, when I moved to New York City, but after three great years there, I decided that as much as I appreciate fluctuations in the weather, 70s and sunny every day is hard to beat. I do love my life in LA, but I miss a colorful autumn, an occasional thunder storm and a traffic free expressway.

I have a thirst for adventure, but I'm not an adrenaline junkie. You won't find me jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, base jumping off a cliff, or weaving through traffic on a speeding motorcycle. However, I have braved 50 degree waters in a shark cage hoping for a face to face meeting with a great white shark, I did a solo climb to the top of a mountain in Transylvania to see one of Dracula's castles, hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon by the light of a full moon, and danced with a lederhosen-clad giant in the Vienna Woods (truth be told, he was a very friendly giant).

I love getting out and seeing the world. I traveled to Berlin, and Munich last October, and plan to visit Cannes in the Spring. A few years ago I completed a month-long, solo journey through Eastern Europe (Prague, Vienna, Budapest & Transylvania).
What I’m doing with my life
I wrote for television for a few years, but now I make a living in real estate. I still love to write, and always find some time to do so.
I’m really good at
Artistic or creative endeavors, especially writing, and photography . I'm also quite funny (beep beep). I once made deadpan-comic Steven Wright crackup at ten in the morning.
The first things people usually notice about me
The first thing people usually notice is the snare drummer that follows me around to puntuate all of my witty remarks.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: "The Brief Wondrous Life fo Oscar Wao", "City of Thieves", "Naked", "The World According to Garp", "Time Quake", "No Country for Old Men", "The Tipping Point", "The Unbearable Lightness of Being", "Me Talk Pretty One Day","Skinny Legs and All", "Perdido Street Station", "Heart Shaped Box", "11/22/63"., "The Martian"..

Movies: "The Godfather (I & II)", "The Big Lebowski", "Rushmore", "The Royal Tenenbaums", "Tell No One", "Goodfellas", "Night on Earth", "Crimes and Misdemeanors", "Annie Hall", "Miller's Crossing", "Lord of the Rings Trilogy", "Michael Clayton", "Children of Men", Adaptation, "Fargo", "Whiplash", "Ex Machina"...

Music: Beatles, Kinks, Stones, Stooges, Ramones, Velvet Underground, Queens of the Stoneage, Radiohead, Ween, The Black Keys, The White Stripes, Wilco, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Uncle Tupelo, Whiskey Town, The Jayhawks, Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters, The Who, The Go Team, R.E.M, ELO, The Replacements, The Glands, The Feelies, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Joan Jett, Emmy Lou Harris...

Radio: This American Life, Serial, Fresh Air, Howard Stern

Food: I love all kinds of food. Tops are Asian (Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese) and Italian.
The six things I could never do without
Friends and Family
Music
Something to write with
Passport
Car
Camera
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why men have nipples?
You should message me if
You like to laugh, and you have a sense of humor.
You're affectionate, loving, and have a good heart.
You're a big fan of the arts.
You love good food.
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