Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm not vanilla, although I do like vanilla. I like to read, run,
cook and hike, but not all at the same time.
I'm over-educated, and/but under-common sensed.
Music is very important to me. So is originality.
I had something that was very good for a very long time. Now I want
something even better. Am I being greedy? Unrealistic? We'll see...
What I’m doing with my life
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Straddling the razor's edge between what I've been, what I am, and
what I'll be. (Thanks Hegel)
I work in a think tank/academically-informed consultancy. I'm also
raising a teenager (partial custody) who thinks she's an adult, and
I'm always looking for new challenges.
I think personal growth is good, but having things grow on me is
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cooking. I make a mean Hungarian tomato soup and a very cheesy
lasagne. I'm getting close to the perfect omelet, but it is
I think I'm a good listener, a good driver, and a good reader. Make
that a great reader.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm not a jerk. I hold open doors. It is important to have a code.
Some of the women I am attracted to think that I will be
politically conservative because I work with the military, but I'm
actually a moderate Democrat.
I look better than my photos (they steal the soul), I have good
teeth, and no extra limbs or appendages.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My favorite book would have to be The Hotel New Hampshire, by John
Irving, although I'm partial to Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Chabon,
Salman Rushdie, and Jhumpa Lahiri.
As for music, that could take a while. I need good music around me
at home almost all of the time. I am borderline obsessed with Tom
Waits, Elvis Costello, Ryan Adams and Jack White. I have healthier
relationships with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds,
The National, and Aimee Mann. I also like Bill Frisell, McCoy
Tyner, and Johannes Brahms. I have recently become obsessed with
Neutral Milk Hotel.
For food, I'm ecelctic. I love Indian, sushi, Vietnamese,
Ethiopian, Thai, etc. I believe in trying something before writing
it off. I don't like anchovies or mussels, though.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
regular exercise (endorphin junkie)
my family and interesting people around me
good art (music, books, movies)
cheese (cheddar, mostly)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Music, art, money, the state of the world, French pastries, the
(poor) state of journalism, the next book, the next album, the next
step, the White Stripes, the Black Plague. (ok, not the Black
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
There is no typical Friday night. I like to spend time with friends
and/or family. Good food and an interesting activity are key.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I actually like my job/career. I'm not work obsessed, and believe
in a healthy work/life balance. Still, I think it is important to
like what you do. I get the sense that people don't want to mention
work. I get that work isn't everything, but it is important.
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