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My self-summary
I live in Flatbush, Brooklyn -- close to the neighborhoods of Kensington, Windsor Terrace, Ditmas Park.... I work as a waiter in an Italian restaurant on the upper east side. Trying to get a job with city or state government (sitting for civil-service exams) so I won't have to work nights anymore.....
What I’m doing with my life
Outside of work I spend my time appreciating art in galleries and museums (e.g. the Metropolitan); reading the NY Times and nonfiction books (especially history, politics, sociology); enjoying lots of music (rock or classical, not much jazz) on my CD player....
I’m really good at
The three R's -- reading, (w)riting, (a)rithmetic. Also good at navigating the city -- have been here almost twenty years, feel like I know the ropes pretty well (though there's always room for improvement).
The first things people usually notice about me
An accent that they sometimes peg as Canadian, or New England-derived... I did grow up in (western) Canada.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Classical music -- any recording by "Deutsche Grammophon" label.
Rock... have seen "live" these rock bands/acts: Clash, Iggy Pop, Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann, Devo, Ramones, Black Flag, Steely Dan, Dead Kennedys, Motorhead, Fountains of Wayne, Juliana Hatfield. But I seem not to go to rock concerts anymore. (I do go to classical-music concerts, though.)
Am a big fan of Randy Newman, John Lennon, old (pre-1980) Springsteen, Lou Reed, Kate Bush.

In literature, I especially like poetry and satire.

Films: all Woody Allen stuff, Animal House, Serpico, Blues Brothers, Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, film noir, documentaries, Italian films of the postwar era...
The six things I could never do without
exercise -- jogging, rowing-machine, cycling
the New York Times
*music* -- I borrow a lot of CDs from the NY Public Library.
books, magazines, pens, notebooks
seltzer water and diet-sodas.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
politics and government; the American political scene; art; New York City; psychology...
On a typical Friday night I am
usually in the West Village, where I have an appointment on Fridays, so I frequent a health-food restaurant on Sixth Avenue in the Village... possibly seeing a movie at "Film Forum" on West Houston Street, or going to a museum that's open late on Friday nights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Most people on OK Cupid dodge this question, it seems -- perhaps I'll do the same! But I'll own up to having an interest in religion, though I am a professed agnostic.
You should message me if
If you exercise a bit, that's good; joggers, walkers, bicyclists welcome. People "in therapy" are very welcome... as are gals that like to talk about politics or history.