Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew.
I like museums, shows, gastronomy and travel. I can be found talking about politics, economics, the singularity or (usually) some article I just read in The Economist. I'm thoughtful, kind and fair, but I probably play too many videogames. I made too much money too early in life and every other year or so I like to throw all my stuff into storage and travel in some foreign country for several months; it would be nice to have someone to do that with.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an investor with a writing hobby and a hope that someday the two will switch.
I used to have a startup. Startups are hard.
I’m really good at
Calculating present discounted blah blah blah, procrastinating, figuring out what to substitute for whatever herb or spice it turns out I don't have, planning overseas trips, writing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read a lot. Mostly nonfiction, classics and a bit of sci-fi/fantasy. An abbreviated list: 1984, East of Eden, The Sandman, The Better Angels of our Nature, The Bottom Billion, Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby, Neuromancer, The Signal and the Noise, Erfworld, Paradise Lost, The Merchant of Venice, Three Parts Dead, The Last Question, The Giving Tree, David Foster Wallace's essays, Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson's poetry.
TV and movies: Lawrence of Arabia, Casablanca, The Muppet Christmas Carol (seriously), Mad Men, FLCL, Firefly, pretty much all of Kurosawa and Hitchcock, Gangs of New York, The Godfather, In the Heat of the Night, and all right all right Archer, god damn you H Jon Benjamin and your hilarious voice.
I like musicals, plays, and cultural stuff. Music isn't really a big thing for me.
I really, really, really like fine dining. But I wish we could all collectively admit that beer just kinda tastes bad and just chill with this craft brewery stuff.
The six things I could never do without
Spreadsheets (Obviously, I'm incredibly interesting)
A nice bed. You spend a third of your life in bed; more, if you're doing it right
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I try to avoid thinking whenever possible. Apparently, if you do this really well, you can eventually get your name on a bunch of buildings and run for president.
On a typical Friday night I am
The same thing we do every night, Pinky.
You should message me if
Don't let me tell you what to do (unless you're into that)