Rmatto
28 Chicago, IL
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My self-summary
Voracious reader looking for recommendations. Vegetarian and a halfway decent cook (although baking eludes me for the most part). Lover of baseball games, documentaries on Netflix, good beer, reading the paper on Sunday mornings, and the company of good friends. Lifelong Chicagoan.
What I’m doing with my life
Working in a copywriting/editing gig. Living the standard mid-20s Chicago life. Not doing enough reading. Occasionally going to shows and stuff. Patiently awaiting spring.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Always attempting to broaden my literary horizons, not always succeeding. J.R.R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, Neil Gaiman, Kurt Vonnegut, Connie Willis, Kim Stanley Robinson, Aaron Cometbus. Margaret Atwood, John Scalzi, Jonathan Safran Foer, Brandon Sanderson. Also books about American history and anything related to science.

People keep telling me to read The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, but I read 1Q84 and it turned me off Murakami. Is it worth reading?

I have a Kindle, and while it is pretty useful sometimes, I still prefer real books.

Music:
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Lemuria, Green Day, The Both, Elvis Costello, Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil, Pinhead Gunpowder, Sleater-Kinney

Food:
Non-judgmental vegetarian. I enjoy cooking and would like to think I'm halfway decent at it. Favorites include avocados, lentils, most breakfast foods, pinto beans, cheesecake, smooth peanut butter, mango, burritos, and raspberries. I've never really liked chocolate cake. The best breakfast place in the city is Tre Kronor in Albany Park. Trying to bake doesn't usually turn out that well for me, but I have a recipe for peanut butter cookies that always gets rave reviews.

TV:
Baseball (Go Cubs!), The Daily Show (don't go Jon!), Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Orphan Black, The Following, Parks and Recreation, Falling Skies, Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, Dr. Who, The Office. I still haven't seen season 2 of House of Cards.
The six things I could never do without
A Book
My Friends
Another book (for when I finish the first one)
Public Transit (I hate driving)
Good music
A good beer
On a typical Friday night I am
Out having a drink (or several) with or playing Mario Party with my roommates. Occasionally seeing a show.
You should message me if
You want to let me cook for you. You want to read and talk about books together. You'd like to catch a show together or want to check out an interesting museum exhibit somewhere. Or, you just want to grab a drink or get something to eat and see how things go from there.
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