UVAstar
38 Summit, NJ
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My self-summary
Back in NJ by way of Arizona, New Jersey, Virginia, London, Hong Kong, NYC and DC. The star in my profile is a nickname from college.
I’m really good at
Answering annoying questions
The first things people usually notice about me
My laugh is pretty loud, I like to think of it as infectious instead.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Catch-22, Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Slaughterhouse-Five, Shovel Ready and there's always something new.

Movies: Buckaroo Banzai, Spinal Tap, Slapshot, Rushmore and Waiting For Guffman.

Shows: Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Community, Parks & Rec and HIMYM. RIP Arrested Development and Friday Night Lights.

Music: Dylan, Grateful Dead, Sigur Ros (best concert experience), TV on the Radio, Radiohead (second best concert...400 person auidence, sitting in the 7th row), Wilco, My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic and the Rolling Stones.

Food: Indian and Thai are my favorites but I'm good about trying and, usually, enjoying other cuisines.
The six things I could never do without
A good book nearby
Self-deprecation
Glasses (for driving)
Gummi Bears
(holding one of these spots open for after I visit my newborn niece...I have a gut feeling that she'll qualify here)
A paycheck from a job I actually enjoy going to
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The book I want to write. I keep wavering between a serious adult book and a kid's book about a Manatee named, Hugh called, "Hugh Manataee." It's about practicing boat safety in shallow water.
On a typical Friday night I am
I prefer conversations in quieter bars, baseball and hockey games. And I don't mind a great dinner or a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a pretty destructive gag reflex...which contributed to the most embarrassing date I've ever been on. And I love Ancient Aliens but don't find anything they say compelling or believable; It's just hilarious.
You should message me if
You enjoy laughing at the absurdity of the lives we live, but aren't a pessimistic person.
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