I grew up on the Upper East Side, and currently live in Gramercy.
I work in advertising on the creative side, doing the Don Draper thing, sans thin ties/ties in general, and (a tad) less on-site drinking.
My mother is from Germany. My father is from Brooklyn.
I don't have a lot of hobbies, like stamp collecting or ice fishing, but I surf 12 months a year in icy LI and NJ, and wherever work trips and vacations take me.
I won a lot of money on Cash Cab. My eyes change colors in the sun. I snowboard quite nicely. I'm of the charts at Trivial Pursuit. I have a lot of vinyl (records, not clothing). When it comes to dealing with sketchy dogs I put Cesar Milan to shame. Denzel is my favorite actor. Kool G. Rap and LL are my favorite rappers. Keif Richards is my favorite human. I do great impressions, esp Denzel from "Training Day" (working on Christopher Walken. Really tough one). My favorite bands are The Clash, The Stones, The Who and The Stone Roses (unintentionally Anglophilic). Current hip hop annoys me (I'm all about that '79-'95 era, essentially Grandmaster Flash to Biggie, then... what happened?). Quality Blues and Reggae, however, doesn't annoy me. Phish, however, does. A lot. I'd prefer to step on a sea urchin than eat one. I have atrocious penmanship. I love Menudo. Just kidding. Wanted to see if you were paying attention. I beyond love horseback riding, esp on Icelandic ponies, although I seldom get to do it. I don't have a butler. I do have a Swiffer. Cats know better than to like me (dog person). Hablo Español pretty well, but far from perfectly. I could use a good Spanish tutor to close the deal towards fluency. My German was good as a kid, but crappy now, but it comes back to me when I go to Berlin to see family. I have awful DIY skills and couldn't set up an entertainment system if the fate of the world depended on it. I love Dachshunds. That is all.
Movie: Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, Goodfellas, Casino, Endless Summer, The Naked Gun, Airplane, the Pink Panther series, Training Day, Sixteen Candles, any Sean Connery Bond movie
Shows: Breaking Bad, 30 Rock, Portlandia, Seinfeld, Parks and Recreation, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, Bad in a good way 80s sitcoms
Music: The Clash, Stone Roses, good reggae, UB40, 80s/90s hip hop, The Stones, The Who, The Ramones
Food: Anything but sea-urchin. I hate, hate, hate it!!!