Manufactured in the USSR, raised in Brooklyn. Feminist. Bagel lover. Monthly sustaining member of NPR. Inquisitive and introspective as fuck. My Myers Briggs is STFU. I'll try anything twice.
Moved to SF last July and it has been pretty awesome so far. I've spent my whole life in New York and anyone that wants to show me around will be rewarded snarky comments and unceasing sarcasm.
What I’m doing with my life
Moving cross country for an awesome job. Spent the last 7 years
hating my existence while working in Hedge Funds and Banking. So
excited to finally be working on something interesting. Also, my
office has puppies and unlimited ice cream sandwiches. It's the
I’m really good at
Saying the right thing at the wrong time.
The first things people usually notice about me
Wooden frames, beard, and a propensity for self depreciation.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Reading is the only good habit I have. Chabon, GRRM, Maugham, Zinn, Orozco, The Berenstein* Bears, Barbara Tuchman, Vonnegut, Roth. Too many others.
Indie and mumblecore. All your generic hipster shit.
Breaking Bad is now part of the Holy Trinity that used to only contain The Sopranos and The Wire. On the other end of the spectrum are Seinfeld, Curb, It's Always Sunny, Louie. Lots of other shows too. We probably have the same taste in all of these things. Except for Walking Dead. Goddamn, is that show stupid.
Podcasts are the best thing to happen to my headphones since the invention of the mp3. Current faves are Risk, Moth Story Hour, Radio lab, and 99% Invisible. Oh and being a caller on Wait Wait is on my bucket list.
I'd probably live a happy life if all I had to eat was craft beer and bacon. I grew up keeping kosher and I'm so glad that bacon lived up to all it's hype. It's meat candy!
* I don't care what anyone says, the name was changed!
The six things I could never do without
1. My sense of humor.
2. My sense of self.
3. My aversion to completing lists.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Am I the only person in this town who talks with his hands?
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I learned how to speak English by watching Seinfeld as a child.
You should message me if
You're a curious, sex positive, well adjusted, and all around amazing human being. Bonus points if you're a dry, sarcastic asshole. Minus points if your asshole is dry.
Or if you want to share a Jew joke with me!