I love wine. Lots of wine. My strategy with wine is this: I basically figure how much wine I would need to drink in order to be considered to have "a problem," and then I back it off just a little bit...
What I’m doing with my life
Somehow managing to simultaneously work too much and not enough...
I’m really good at
I can flick a pen 360 degrees around my thumb (surely you've seen a former classmate or co-worker do this before, no?).
I quit smoking several years ago, but before I did, I could blow the best smoke rings you've ever seen. No joke, people would comment on them all the time, and even ask me to teach them. Unfortunately, it was unteachable, it was just a weird inborn talent I had.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Still mostly reading philosophy and politics (a holdover from grad school days)
TV Shows: I've been constantly admonished by family and friends that I "have to watch" this or that TV show over the last several years (which I find somewhat annoying) - I'm forever letting them all down (note: I am not at all up-to-speed on popular TV shows)
Movies: My movie tastes continue to revolve primarily around the favourites from my late teens and early adulthood.
Food: Many previous years in the restaurant business made me into a good cook and lover of trying all foods. Still, a great steak remains the standard go-to (proper salting is a must). Great cheese is another staple.
Music: varied - a list of favourites would include everything from Van Morrison to Ice Cube
The six things I could never do without
Wine, My Bike, Books, Crossword Puzzles, Squirrels, Dental Floss
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Moving out of my apartment. I have a very small place, but the location is great and the rent is dirt cheap because I've lived in it for so long (God bless rent controls). Still, I constantly think it's time to upgrade but then I compare my living costs to the alternatives and I balk at the whole idea. Who knows, maybe I'll buy something and move out next week...
On a typical Friday night I am
Down at the Piraeus...
You should message me if
You'd like to meet for a drink and see how it goes (aware that an approach of equal-parts optimism and realism is probably required).
P.S. If I don't respond to your message, it's only because I don't think we'd be a good match. But thanks anyway, and good luck on OKCupid!