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Transplanted New Yorker (most recently via five years in L.A.) who
enjoys running, playing/watching sports, TiVo, movies, reading, and
writing sentences without subjects. Relish both high and low
culture, the latter without guilt. I moved to Chicago last June.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm the Co-Founder of an Internet start-up in the realm of
movies/TV/books. We have just closed our first round of financing
so are now officially full speed ahead, which is exciting and a
little scary. Until this new opportunity I was a comedy writer for
TV/film in L.A. Before that, I was a longtime sportswriter, and a
long-ago investment banker. I believe I have now covered my entire
I’m really good at
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Folding clothes; I worked at The Gap during high school. There was
a time when I was arguably the finest folder of jeans on the entire
East Coast. Yes, I am happy to demonstrate. No, I don't actually
think this will impress you. (Though if only you saw me in
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm paler than most folks who live right by the beach.
(Chicago update: I no longer live a few hundred yards from the
Pacific Ocean, but I'm only a few blocks from the Lake, which
apparently people in Chicago call "the beach," though I'm not
entirely sure why. Perhaps you can explain?)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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TV: Modern Family, Mad Men, HBO shows (espec. Game of Thrones, The
Wire, Curb, Deadwood), Friday Night Lights, Louie, Drunk History,
Parks & Rec, Amazing Race, Daily Show
Movies: Midnight Run, Shawshank Redemption, Die Hard, Princess
Bride, many others
Books: Michael Connelly novels, crime/thrillers, Hunger Games, Game
of Thrones; though spend more time reading magazines, especially
The New Yorker and Sports Illustrated, the latter being where I
worked for nine years
Music: Lots, including Top 40, and yes I sing along in the car
dammit (Chicago update: My car is still back in L.A., but I'll sing
in it when I bring it here in December)
Food: Yes please
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Saucony running shoes
2. Snow peas
3. Sports (as fan and participant)
4. Something to read
5. Spoiling my niece and nephews
6. TiVo (sorry, ran out of "S" words)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Whether global warming might somehow make my upcoming first Chicago
winter surprisingly mild. (Yes, I'm already paranoid about winter
even though summer has barely started)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sometimes out with friends, sometimes on a date, sometimes working
through the DVR backlog. Why, would you like to get together?
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