My name's Jake and I'm a born and bred New Yorker who loves people,
cultures, and languages. I feel most at home with a group of
friends discussing current events or social issues, and try to seek
people who enjoy the same. Continually learning, in general, keeps
me going each day. Oh, and I like books, and food, and music, and
cities, and breathing, and water, and walking.
What I’m doing with my life
Economic policy analyst...Calculating my way into City Hall (evil laugh).
Additionally, an aspiring writer. Currently working on a collection of short stories and a few poems.
And other stuff and things
I’m really good at
Making people laugh...I'm always trying to find a way to get people
to smile. Guitar too
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Junot Diaz, Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, Paulo Coelho,
Daniel Alarcón, Jonathan Safron Foer, Ernest Hemingway, Gabriel
Garcia Marquez, Jonathan Alter, Etgar Keret, Raymond Carver, Jules
Verne, Rudyard Kipling, Markus Zusak, John Green, Tolstoy, Thomas
Friedman, history books, biographies.
Movies: Good Will Hunting, The Pianist, Goodfellas, A Bronx
Music: classic rock mostly. Hip hop a close second. Southern blues
Food: I particularly like Asian and Latin style foods because I'm a
big fan of rice.
Tv: Not a huge TV person...but I do enjoy House of Cards, Friends,
Jeopardy, Seinfeld, The Good Wife
The six things I could never do without
My friends and family would be highly offended if I didn't include
them, so i'll just exclude them and list these other things
Pen and paper (having one without the other really just doesn't
make sense, so they're a set)
Meeting new people
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Languages (etymology included).
Design and the urban environment.
Spirituality, religion, equality
Solutions to said issues
How the people we meet change our lives.
I meditate on circumstance and serendipity a lot.
On a typical Friday night I am
Trying to perfect the self-summary!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You should message me if
You can help me learn Spanish.
You like to read
You're passionate about something--Passion is very sexy