42 San Francisco, CA
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My self-summary
I was born and raised in NYC. I attended a small liberal arts college, so I know a little about a lot and I’m better at the humanities than math and science. I went to Boston for grad school – had to improve my math skills somehow – and then moved to SF to begin a west coast adventure. That was nine years ago. I’ve made a lot of great friends since, something I really didn’t expect. I’m glad that life’s still unexpected.

What else can I say...most people are surprised when I tell them I’m an introvert. I project a pretty social and talkative personality. However, I do find it cathartic to spend some time on my own, reflecting – writing, reading, TV, but once I’m recharged I’m ready for round two!
What I’m doing with my life
Right now I work at a small tech company. One day, I’d like to teach. I realized how rewarding teaching could be after helping teenagers in the Lower East Side learn the Lindy Hop as part of a redevelopment project for the arts. It felt so meaningful, to help someone learn, to see them smile when they have that moment of clarity, to share something I love and witness a burgeoning interest in it too. That’s hard to beat. In the meantime, I volunteer with high school students mentoring them on financial literacy and how to pay for college.

I like to write, mostly in a journal, my random thoughts and some not so random. It’s all a precursor to finally writing the Great American novel. Pancake tour of North America, here I come.
I’m really good at
Trivia. Over the years I’ve amassed a great deal of useless knowledge. I rationalize that it’s due to my inquisitive nature.

I make a pretty mean paella.

I used to be a competitive fencer with dreams of the Olympics. I eventually retired to take up Lindy Hop. I was even in a performance troupe. And then there’s Ultimate Frisbee, there aren’t many things I’d rather do on a sunny day and sometimes in a light drizzle.
The first things people usually notice about me
I can talk pretty fast. It’s definitely the New Yorker in me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'll just list one of each to make it interesting: Brave New World, The Princess Bride, The Daily Show, Jazz, Comfort food. Ask me and I’d be happy to tell you the rest.
The six things I could never do without
My journal
The New York Times
Late night eats
A proper suit, because some occasions are formal affairs
Blue skies
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything. I’m reasonably self-aware, so I tend to think about a lot, and as a writer, well that just kicks the thinking into overdrive.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sometimes it’s the simple things that I enjoy most; usually I’m having drinks/dinner with friends or at a concert, and I’ve been known to play cards if I’m trying to keep things super low-key. I do try to mix things up as much as possible, but when in doubt, I like to spend quality time with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Tough question. Let me start off with this and see where things go, “I know something you don’t…I am not left handed.”
You should message me if
You can talk passionately about at least one thing,
You can laugh at yourself,
You go out on school nights, and
You have been caught with your hand in the cookie jar