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32 M Brooklyn, NY

My Details

Last Online
Jul 28
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Mostly vegetarian
Atheism, but not too serious about it
Working on masters program
Entertainment / Media
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Likes dogs and likes cats
English, Spanish (Okay)

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My self-summary
To summarize, I'd say I rebel at summation. My goal in life is personal expansion - blowing up my horizons, breaking out of the boxes, becoming as much, doing as much, seeing as much, helping as much, feeling as much as I can - and I simply refuse to try and cram my boundless energy, optimism and charisma into a paltry OkCupid text box. I also really admire modesty.

Before reading on: If you like what follows and would be interested in chatting (and if like most women on here, you don't believe in messaging first) please DO give me 4 or 5 stars. Think of it like smiling at or holding eye contact with a guy in the real world - it can save everyone some time if you're sending clear signals. ;) HOWEVER, PLS DO NOT: give me 4 or 5 stars if you just think I'm cute or whatever after a cursory glance (or that pointless quickmatch thing); only engage me if you have read through my profile and are 100% certain you'd respond to a message from me. I have already wasted enough time crafting notes to flakes thank you very much.
What I’m doing with my life
I run a small video production company that caters to progressive nonprofits (while I'm at school; but might continue it beyond graduation.)

Until this May I'm a full time economics grad student at the New School. I spend the rest of my time doing grassroots organizing, writing to rouse the rabble, and serving on the board of a great economics-related nonprofit. My writings have appeared on, the Huffington Post,, Alternet, and Truthout. I'm determined to get something published in a major print magazine soon.

That said, all this means I spend way too much time becoming myopic in front of a computer screen. So to avoid becoming Mr. Magoo, I try to get outdoors where I can look at things at a distance every so often. That usually involves running in Prospect Park, camping in national parks, starting at trees and even urban foraging.
I’m really good at
Identifying trees
Identifying songs from only a few notes, and even if they're kind of inaudible
Back massages
Handyman work: I basically renovated my mom's entire house for her
Directions and navigation (I know this is a stereotypical male delusion in many cases but I write this in complete honesty.)
Making tasty food without a recipe
Not holding grudges; letting it slide.
Helping other people to let it slide.
Missing or coming perilously close to missing planes, trains and buses
Making friends with animals. (One time a random cat just curled up on my lap at a cafe in Paris.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Question of Bruno, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The Enigma of Capital, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Foucault's Pendulum, The Plague, The Myth of Sisyphus, First as Tragedy then as Farce, Agenda for a New Economy, 100 Years of Solitude,

Film: 80% of Almodovar, 80% of Wes Anderson, 70% of Woody Allen, Paradise Now, the Pianist, North by Northwest, Casablanca, No Country for Old Men, the Three Colors trilogy, Happy Gilmore, A Day at the Races, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Matrix, Rear Window (original), Best in Show... and on and on...

Music: Queen (Freddie is the man), Radiohead, Deadmau5, Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem, Jane's Addiction, Phish, Bob Dylan, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Billy Holiday, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky... etc. etc....

Food and drink: soups, risottos, stir fries, patstas, pho, havarti cheese, peanut butter and jelly toast, dark roast coffee, cavas, prosecco, gewurztraminer, vodka tonics, mojitos, sriracha sauce. I'm an environmental vegetarian so I also allow myself to eat one delicious meat meal every month. One of my favorite places to grab that meal is Famous Xian - their pulled pork burgers are amazing.

Podcasts: Throwing Shade, Best of the Left, Radiolab, David Pakman, Economic Update, Professor Blastoff, The Bugle, The Moth, TED Talks, Audio Dharma... actually, that's pretty much where the list ends.

TV: I don't watch much TV, but in the past few years I've dabbled in the following shows: Breaking Bad, Sherlock, Elementary, Parks and Rec, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
The six things I could never do without
Sriracha, air conditioning, reading material, interesting and compassionate people, art, a cause worth rocking it out for
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Saving the world. Making economics more democratic, just and ecologically sustainable.

Why the MTA can't get its shit together and provide a world-class city like New York with world-class public transit.

Why we have to dump our trash bags on the curb in NYC.

Why anyone needs to pay a hair stylist

Why I was deported from the UK.

And how to find more uses for Sriracha sauce. Particularly how to incorporate it into sweet dishes. Any ideas?
On a typical Friday night I am
Running, eating and drinking. Unless it's really cold or hot. Then I'm probably just doing the later two.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Two of my favorite all time songs are Don't Stop Believin' and Bohemian Rhapsody. And I love Karaoke. You do the math.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 25–33
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You don't hold it against me for exploiting a puppy to lure you into my profile!
You can add to my map of the city's epic dive bars
You have novel ideas for Sriracha sauce use - but food related only please.
You are not an Ayn Rand fan
When mentioning your home state, (and this is really important) you don't suffer from the compulsion to add an exclamatory plug for your local football team.
You know of some great upcoming special exhibits at MoMa or the Met, or another art gallery.
You like playing board games.
You like to have someone cook great food for you
OR, if I took the time to read your profile and send you a message whose content required more mental activity than the typical "hey baby" crap you probably get -- (even if you're responding simply to say, "not interested but thanks for the nice note.")