39 Jackson Heights, NY
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My self-summary
I am enthusiastic about enthusiasm. I believe anything can be interesting if talked about with passion. Big fan of banter. Make me laugh and make my day. I like words and went to school for them, both the writing of as well as the saying of them on a stage. My brother is an artist and musician and I like those things too. I have dual citizenship (but before you get too excited, an American accent. Unless I'm drinking and/or talking to my mum, when it can, on occasion, get a bit Australian.)

Whenever I hurt myself (I can be a bit clumsy so it's not unusual) I tell people my injuries are from being in a bar fight. No one ever believes me. I could be in a bar fight. I could. Really. Stop laughing.

Also, because some people on this site seem to be emphatically pro or anti tattoo, I should mention I have three. They're relatively small and totally tasteful and I love them but if you're vehemently against, well, jog on.
What I’m doing with my life
In the words of Lloyd Dobler, I'm looking for a dare-to-be-great situation.

I firmly believe life is about the journey, not the destination. Not that having goals is a bad thing, but I've come to recognize that the happiest times in my life came from being open to new opportunities and people and not from having a preconceived notion of anything. But most of my friends are more directed. I'm not against ambition and focus in other people and have some myself. I just have more of a broad plan than a day-to-day one.

My day job provides a paycheck. It's a means to an end and keeps a roof over my head, but I'm not gonna spend a lot of time talking about work. I also do other stuff which pays nothing but I wish paid lots. That's the good stuff. I like to make things. Example of a thing I make:

It would be nice if the things I made made me money. I'm working on that.
I’m really good at
Stuff. I am good at stuff. And, occasionally, things. And, rarely, whatnot.
The first things people usually notice about me
In this, as in all things, context is king.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I binge lit and tv shows, and still I miss so many great stories being told.

Books: I tend to find someone I like and then read everything they wrote. I don't have favourite books so much as favourite authors. N. Gaiman, T. Pratchett, C. Moore, D. Parker, J. Austen, D. Sedaris, D. Eggers, N. Hornby, V. Woolfe, K. Vonnegut, T. Robbins and a bunch of poets and playwrights have all been a binge at some point. Sprinkled throughout my literary perusings - a healthy dose of non-fiction. Also, I like to alternate my trashier choices with more substantive books. (Just noticed that my comments on this section can be extended into a metaphor for my relationships...hmm.)

TV: [Current binge = rewatching Happy Endings] Also: AD. KITH. BSG. Breaking Bad. Archer. Louie. Firefly. West Wing. Parks & Rec. Mad Men. Sherlock. Last Week Tonight. Last Man on Earth. Daredevil. Jessica Jones. Murder mysteries with accents. Nature docs. Various BBC/ITV/generally Britishy things. Blackadder esp. ~ On a side note, but TV related - If you travel through space and time in a blue police box, I'll hope that at least one of your hearts beats for me.

Movies: SOOOOO MANY - but tops are The Hudsucker Proxy, Joe vs the Volcano, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Bourne Identity, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, anything Jane Austeny, anything about spies, many things about superheroes, lots of indie rom-coms, some old-timey stuff with fast-talking dames, Rear Window, The Apartment, Super Troopers, Fight Club, The Clock, Eternal Sunshine, Grosse Pointe Blank, Befores Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight, Wes Anderson things, a whole host of 80s stuff. Also, sometimes, I really like watching shit blow up. Thank you, Michael Bay. I like most movies except for horror. Unless they're funny like Shaun of the Dead or Zombieland.

Music: If you want to introduce me to stuff, that's peachy keen. Sample of stuff I like - Bon Iver. The National. Ben Howard. Tallest Man on Earth. Of Monsters and Men. Noah and the Whale. Mumford & Sons. Hudson Taylor. Johnny Flynn. Pink Martini. Regina Spektor. Nina Simone. CW Stoneking. Lake Street Drive. Penguin Cafe Orchestra. General mix of relatively popular hipstery bands as well as crooning ladies who been done wrong. Forever - Waits, Dylan, Cohen. And always always always The Cure and The Smiths and The Pixies and The Femmes.

Food: I don't eat mammals but I don't have a problem with people who do. I am allergic to mushrooms, blue cheese and cucumbers. I heart seafood. I enjoy cooking and consider myself something of culinary MacGyver.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
that thing I saw at that place. You know that thing? How about that other thing? I like that thing.
On a typical Friday night I am
On an atypical Friday night I also am. My existence is not conditional.

Well, it is conditional, I suppose. All existence is. Just not "night of the week" conditional. Thus far. Who knows what's going on with the space-time continuum though, right?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I sometimes mix up whether it's day/month/year or month/day/year depending on where I am. Also, I often spell things with the British spelling. Always have done. I blame my mum.

I own Wonder Woman underoos. I may or may not, on occasion, run around my apartment while wearing them and large bracelets.
You should message me if
you're awesome. (Though I confess to a predilection for beardy, bespectacled types, awesomeness is paramount - other stuff is incidental.)

your life isn't defined by the things you don't like.

you show up for things.

you can be gracious about a difference of opinion.

Addendum: Please do NOT message me if you A) are much older or younger, say a decade in either direction; B) do not have a picture posted - it makes me think you're on the lam from the long arm of the law; C) you are going to call me dear, darling, sweetie or some other term of endearment in your initial email, it's creepy - save those for after you've actually met a person (exceptions made for sassy southern waitresses or nonagenarian Australian grandpas); or D) you are only on this site to get laid - don't get me wrong, I like sex, a lot, but if I want to be treated like a piece of meat, I'd go to a club. It's a lot faster and I'd be drunk, and thus, feel less demeaned.