Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
To start: a thick slice of deepdish pizza,
Accompanied by: tabouleh and hummus,
Polished with: cardamom-infused lemonade and mango sorbet. [if I
were a meal]
Chicago is the omphalos of my American existence, so it's great to
be back! I was born here and moved to the Middle East as a kid,
where I remember the sandstorms, tribalism, and sad dearth of good
music... as well as the British schooling. After a sojourn in the
UK proper, I came back for college, medical school and a PhD in the
humanities, all in the Northeast. I've been spearfishing in exotic
locales, like running at 2am in a blizzard ("pulling a Santa"),
just did my first marathon, and enjoy spontaneous road-trips in the
company of friends.
I'm looking for sophisticated, light-hearted, and passionate people
to share in the fun!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working on postdoctoral research and fresh from an intern year of
pediatrics training in Hawaii. Love exploring the city and going to
all the summer (and now winter) festivals, events and activities.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being in touch with the inner yang; self-aware and flexible, giving
and passionate. Or aspiring to the above (haha).
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Sometimes I'll just be messing with you...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I do a lot of reading: old school stuff like Nabokov, Joyce,
Steinbeck, and also non-fiction, especially in the areas of Near
Eastern history and European social thought. Recently, The Picture
of Dorian Gray.
The usual litany: The Wire, Tudors, Scrubs, House, How I Met Your
Mother, Boston Legal, all the Law and Order iterations.
Anything made of mangoes or chocolate, Italian (Tuscany!), Korean
(beef bulgogi, bibimbap), Indian (biryani, vindaloo), fusion French
Chris Rock, Chelsea Handler, Louis CK, Dave Chappelle and Russell
Peters. Any kind of hard hitting social commentary.
All over the place, from bands like MGMT, Passion Pit and Breaking
Benjamin, to jazz, trance, Island reggae (Mike Love) or classics
like 96 degrees. Used to like early Akon (Locked Up) before it all
became about b*tches and bling.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Existential paradoxes. Willfully attainable experiential states of
mind. The meaning of history. The epic and the comic. Aesthetics
and flair. Sacred sexuality. Abstract postmodern art.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Rolling from event to event, finding delicious new flavors to try,
or catching up over drinks.
Who are you looking for?
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