Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a smart guy, passionate, often overly honest, very outgoing,
sometimes a little too nice. I'm told I can be pretty intense, and
I can very quickly switch from quite serious to making jokes and
back. I tend to ramble sometimes because I always prefer explaining
something fully than to risk that someone misunderstands me. I
write like I speak: I've been told this profile sounds exactly like
me, so, er, imagine a somewhat deeper voice reading this to you,
while your view of the screen is occasionally blocked by wildly
gesticulating hands. (I'm also an over-user of parentheses.) I'm a
good listener and problem solver, though not great at not
trying to solve a problem while listening to one.
I love baseball & football, good food, British humor, walking
through the City, and form/function art like architecture and
furniture. I'm the type of person that has to learn everything
about something when I'm interested in it. I lack the ability to
talk to kids because I have no idea what to say to them, and I've
discovered I'm not great at appreciating pictures they draw for me
effusively enough. I do like kids though - they're too cute not to
like. Born and bred a New Yorker, I've lived in nine states, but
hopefully I'm back in the District for a good while.
Anyway, I could ramble for a while more - talking about ourselves
is a skill few of us lack, I think, and I'm not a particularly
private person. Instead, I'll just end this here.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a lawyer and academic, working in various capacities on law and
technology things. Other than job stuff, I spend my time reading
way too much news on the internet. Maybe when I have time for
hobbies in a couple years or so, I'll learn photography or Spanish.
I’m really good at
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Logic and math puzzles, drawing weirdly appropriate analogies out
of thin air, being unnecessarily blunt, picking up new skills,
karaoke (ok, no, that's a lie), being spontaneously funny, flopping
when attempting to be spontaneously funny, not getting embarrassed
regardless of any lapse in my ability to be spontaneously funny,
and minesweeper--seriously, I used to draw crowds.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm a proud nerd, I occasionally make groan-worthy jokes, and I'm a
genuinely curious person who loves learning for the sake of it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Absolute favorite: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Or, well,
probably all 5 books of the remarkably inaccurately named
Hitchhiker's Trilogy. Otherwise, I read a lot of non-fiction, and
I've only recently been expanding my contemporary fictional
horizons. I've discovered I like Haruki Murakami and China Mieville
quite a bit though.
Movies? In no particular order, High Fidelity, Boondock Saints, The
Back to the Future Trilogy (believe me, if you watch them
back-to-back-to-back and pay attention to the script, you'll count
them as one movie too), Catch Me If You Can, Pitch Perfect. As far
as TV, my list is waaay too long to admit to at the moment, but for
a small sampling of currently running shows: Dr. Who, Homeland,
Suits, any comic book-turned TV show, and I have a religious
devotion to John Oliver.
Music: I feel like I haven't updated my musical tastes since
shortly after college, but I'll try almost anything else that's not
country. Recently been trying out indie stuff, and I like it all.
Some older staples in my rotation include Blue October, Collective
Soul, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Lady Gaga, Regina Spektor, Our Lady
Peace, and a few select musicals I sing embarrassingly loudly in
And I like food too much to really choose a favorite. I always used
to say Japanese was my favorite, but Middle Eastern/Greek is the
cuisine I'm least likely to ever not be in the mood for.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
friends, reddit, some life within walking distance, cross sums
puzzles, the New York Football Giants, and my email, which I check
just a little too often.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How technology is changing society. The future of journalism and
how law must change to allow for it. How to get people reliable
access to information, specifically the information needed for
self-governance and a way to filter the lies. The perils and
promise of Big Data. Racism, sexism, homophobia, false equivalences
between "left" and "right" in mainstream discourse, and how to get
cops to stop beating the crap out of brown and black people. The
abuse of national security rhetoric and the state secrets
privilege. Our society's intricate weaving of the cultural,
political and legal, and our unfathomably stupid political
Also, the next restaurant I want to try and trip I want to take. I
try to think about those more than the stuff above, when possible.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
If I'm in town, I'm probably going out with friends. I wouldn't say
it ever seems "typical" though. Somehow the Fridays just float on
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've never seen any of the Godfather or Indiana Jones movies.
Horrible, I know.
Update: I saw the first Godfather and it was great! I may even see
the second soon! (I need to come up with something new for this
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