MLivings25
30 New York, NY
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My self-summary
I grew up in the New York suburbs and went to school in upstate New York, but now I can finally say I'm a New Yorker without feeling like I'm lying by omission. Since moving to Manhattan, I've been walking several miles every day, exploring as much of the city as I can (who likes taking the subway?!). So far I've gotten lost in Central Park several times, but fortunately made it out before sunset each time.

I'm usually up for doing pretty much anything: from getting lost in the city, to hiking, to just hanging out watching a movie or playing a board game (Cards Against Humanity is great, and they get nerdier from there).

With all that said, I'm hoping to meet an intelligent person who doesn't mind laughing at immature things.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an engineer at a fairly well-known tech start-up. Basically, I wanted to work at a place where I could wear shorts yet still be treated as a responsible adult.

I'm also trying to leave the city a lot more. I recently went to Beijing for vacation (without knowing any Chinese - that was interesting), and plan to travel more both domestically and international. I have a massive list of destinations, and I'm adding to it faster than I can cross places off.
I’m really good at
Making people laugh--whether it be from an intelligent quip or a really stupid joke. Sometimes both at once.
The first things people usually notice about me
My shaved head (I'm not from the future, though)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: The Incredibles, the recent Batmans (Batmen?), The Prestige, and the Back to the Future trilogy. That's just a random selection to give you an idea, at least. There's way too much to list. My Netflix queue keeps on growing as friends point out movies I haven't seen. I can't keep up!

My all-time top tv shows consists of Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, West Wing, and Parks and Rec. I'm also a huge fan of Lost, Arrested Development, Community, and The Simpsons. I seemed to be cursed with getting into shows after they've finished. Next on the list of shows that I need to (binge-)watch is The Wire. I tend to overanalyze whatever I watch, which includes reading an AV Club article for every episode.

I'm big into rock (classic and new) and alternative. It's hard to name a favorite band, but recently I've been listening to a lot of Arcade Fire for some reason. I've also been to a bunch of Dave Matthews Band shows, but I'm not a hippy! Anything but country, really. Best concert I've been to was Tenacious D, where Jack Black was about 5 feet away from me. Magical!

I can be persuaded to eat most any type of food. Favorites are Italian and Mexican. Honestly, just keep me away from sushi (please don't hold this one against me!).

I probably listen to podcasts more than any of the other media types, so might as well include them. Like everyone else I've listened to Serial (ugh this second season so far). Besides that I love story/economic podcasts (Reply All, Planet Money, Freakonomics, Stuff You Should Know) and comedy podcasts (Jordan Jesse Go, My Brother My Brother and Me, and How Did this Get Made). Always looking for more to listen to.
The six things I could never do without
Friends and family (the last two were the cliché ones, so I've grouped them as one)
My car (I've sold it since I moved to the city, but I can't bring myself to remove it from this list)
Subtle humor
Pop culture
NYC online event calendars (how else could I know which overcrowded outdoor 80s movie viewing is the best?)
Chipotle burrito with Sriracha sauce
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to stop myself from singing along with my music on the subway. This was never a problem when I commuted by car.
On a typical Friday night I am
...out at a movie, at a bar (preferably a dive bar or a beer garden), having dinner with friends, singing loudly at karaoke, board gaming (I'm a pro at Apples to Apples - trust me), spending a lazy night in with Netflix, or any combination of the above.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can't stand ketchup. The only possible explanation is that I've blocked out a traumatic experience. I have several overly-elaborate working theories on what that could be.
You should message me if
...you have similar interests. That's a good enough reason to start a conversation. I'm looking for the sweet girl with a head on her shoulders. Being a goofball is definitely a plus!
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