Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Originally from Zamunda (Kenya) and now in my 17th year in the
states. Philly for undergrad and work as an engineer (and I guess
my adopted American hometown), Chicago for grad school and probably
the best 2 years of my life (in the running to displace Philly's
hometown status), New York for 6 years and counting (Brooklyn for
My unrequited love for Arsenal and the Philadelphia Eagles means
that I have suffered long term exposure to cruel and unusual
punishment. I still love sports, but it no longer has the same hold
on me as it did in yesteryears. I'd prefer to be in Prospect Park
on a Sunday afternoon... it might all be a phase.
I literally work on Wall Street but its not what it sounds like. My
work as consulting economist is mostly focused on public sector
initiatives. I will admit that I get a little nerdy about numbers
and theory (and that is exactly what it sounds like), but I also
have other wildly varying interests... like watching an inordinate
amount of Animal Planet.
I have a beautiful daughter who although doesn't live with me here
in NYC, is obviously an important part of my life and the focus of
a lot of my attention.
Can't really go much further without talking in the third person
and no one likes that
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Trying to be happy, trying to figure it out. Work is important but
I spend too much time on that at the expense of other things I am
sure are important... but how would I know.
My mom has asked the same question and one day I will surprise both
her and myself with that answer
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Spreadsheet manipulation... Jimi Hendrix with Excel
I can parallel park the shit out of any car
Not much of a cook but I have been known to make perfect rice
Decent writer (if forced with a gun to my head)
Liquid barbecue(TM)... I own that
The first things people usually notice about me
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I dont know, my accent maybe? I do know that what people may think
is calm laid back demeanor is really a delayed reaction
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Beloved, Catch 22, Things Fall Apart
Movies: Hav Plenty, Lost in Translation, Eternal Sunshine, Oscar
(most people have no clue how funny Sylvester Stallone can be, a
movie of comedic genius), Memento, Precious, Beverly Hills Cop (an
American Classic - sans the action scenes which are pretty
laughable), Coming to America, A Few Good Men, Opening scene from
Inglourious Basterds, Argo (I know it's fictionalized), 12 Years a
Slave, Inside Job (best documentary ever - Michael Moore could
learn something about tone and delivery from this)
Shows: Daily Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, The West Wing, Inside
the NFL (HBO version), Law and Order, Pardon the Interruption, the
news in general, fox news for fun
Music: All Over the Place, anything with cowbell... I gotta have
Food: I enjoy a good meal but really don't spend too much time
thinking about dining... Checkers will do just fine
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
life's lottery... how some people get to live comfortable lives
nestled among tidy rows of brooklyn brownstones, and others run for
their lives everyday in Darfur... whose sense of humor is that?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
working, at home relaxing, out with friends... this is a silly
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I watched Mean Girls and I liked it... yeah, that Mean Girls...
yep, the one with Lindsay Lohan
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