I'm one year short of being an official New Yorker, but I'm brand new to Brooklyn after having lived in Harlem for several years. I'm looking forward to exploring my new borough but trying hard not to become one of those Brooklynites who refuses to leave it.
I like to travel (I'm sure you've never read this before on OkCupid), but I'm also pretty satisfied sitting in Central Park with an everything bagel and the New York Times. I have a pretty dry sense of humor and am a sucker for a man who can engage in witty banter.
I do cliched New Yorker things like eat at food trucks, make fun of hipsters, spend Sunday afternoons at The Met, and stand in ridiculously long lines for mediocre brunch. I do some non-cliched things too.
What I’m doing with my life
I used to work for a humanitarian agency, but now I'm trying my luck in the for-profit sector doing public health communications. My work doesn't define me, but I find it interesting a lot of the time. Over the years it's also allowed me to travel to some pretty fascinating places--D.R. Congo, Sierra Leone, and Honduras to name a few.
I’m really good at
Making people feel at ease. Scissor kicks.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have an expressive face. Needless to say, I'm a terrible liar.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorites are hard, but here are some authors I like: Milan Kundera, Jhumpa Lahiri, Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, Geoff Dyer, Jeffrey Eugenides, Joan Didion, and Nicholson Baker. I read a lot of non-fiction too but will spare you the drudgery of reading through a bunch of titles.
I lived in Latin America for a while and got into the music, or at least buying really cheap CDs off the street (How old does this make me sound?). I like a lot of other stuff too, and I also like when people introduce me to things I've never heard of.
I have pretty eclectic food tastes and will eat just about anything.
The six things I could never do without
I could technically live without these things, but they do make my
life a lot better: Great friends, family, delicious food, The Daily
Show, The New Yorker, and NPR.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Writing OkCupid profiles? World peace?
On a typical Friday night I am
Meeting up with friends at a restaurant or bar, going out with
co-workers for a happy hour drink, or at a concert. I'm usually
pretty social on weekends, but occasionally I'm in the mood for
staying home and reading a book or watching something trashy on TV.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
This is best left for pillow talk, no?
You should message me if
You know the difference between your and you're. You're genuine and kind to others and curious about the world. You want to.