Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Let's see, all the normal things I guess; good guy, native New
Yorker. Is there something specific you'd like to know?
So after years of enjoying the freelancer's life (spending a few
months one winter in Australia, few months in Indonesia the next, a
quick trip to South America for a few weeks when the mood struck) I
“buckled down” and two years in I’m still trying to figure out how
so many people do this full time job thing.
I guess I can’t really complain about a decent gig and there are
certainly worse towns to be “stuck” in. Hey, now I finally have the
time to take that Spanish class I’ve been meaning to forever. Well,
I should have the time, but it’s New York, time has a (often
wonderful) way of getting away from you.
What else can I say that’s relevant here... For my birthday my
friends always seem to give me either books or booze. What do you
think that says about me?
Whatever it is, I like it.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Shouldn't you be answering this one?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I could have (and admittedly at first did) written out a long,
"Hornbyesqe" list here in order to impress you with how unique and
esoteric my tastes are, but you wouldn't have read it anyway.
I will however take the opportunity to answer the question in
regards to some categories that weren’t listed, but perhaps should
These days I think Podcasts are probably as relevant as any
of these. This American Life, Radio Lab (anyone else going to the
BAM show?), Savage Love, Studio 360, The Moth, The Nerdist, Fresh
Air (especially when Dave Davies is guest hosting. Sorry Terry),
Creative Screenwriting, Morning Becomes Eclectic, KEXP Song of The
Day, Planet Money Leonard Lopate/Brian Lehrer...
How about Poetry? Burning In Water Drowning In Flame, Frost,
Cummings, Tennyson, Ferlinghetti...
And as for favorite foods, most anything spicy. Not so much
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I can and at points have done without all of these of course, but
if I don't have to I wouldn't want to:
1. Something good to read.
2. Good food.
3. Strong coffee.
4. Good bourbon (or gin when it's warmer out, such as now).
5. Good music.
6. Do I really need 6? I guess I’ll say NPR - I got the messenger
bag this drive. What did you get? Besides peace of mind, of
At the moment I'm also absurdly excited that Bill Moyers is back on
the air, too.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
World Peace (and 19th century French poetry), of course.
C’mon, is it sometimes politics and the state of the world? Sure.
Is it sometimes what city to visit next or where to get a proper
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Having a pretty good time.
But really, Friday (and Saturday) nights out in New York are kind
of amateur hour. Sunday night? Wednesday night? They're almost
always more interesting.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I was bored and bred in New York City and except for one brief
flirtation with the Southern Hemisphere never could seriously
imagine living anywhere else.
But recently... I don't know. The idea of living in The Hudson
Valley or in the country somewhere sounds really, really good to
Maybe if I just lie down for a bit it'll pass.
You should message me if
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I don't quite know what I'm looking for, but to paraphrase Justice
Stewart I hope I'll know her when I meet her. Funny, smart - though
in my experience when you've got funny, smart's squared away.
Kinda just looking for someone to go to the movies with on a
regular basis, too.
So I guess if any of this sounds about right to you, well, that's
Or if you think we should get together and call ourselves an
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