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My self-summary
I'm pretty calm. I like the color blue, specifically darker blues. I have a recurring dream involving levitation: I'm convinced that I've discovered something unprecedented and incredible. Then I wake up. Disappointment ensues. I periodically make trumpet sounds from the corner of my mouth but will not do this in front of you for some time.
What I’m doing with my life
I get paid to monitor geotechnical instruments— though that has nothing to do with what I went to school for (psychology and art).
I’m really good at
oil painting. I also keep alive and healthy a kitten that my friends recently found in Bushwick in September. I'm good at being patient, I think. I enjoy being reasonable, considerate, negotiating, compromising, making life easy for myself and those around me.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm soft-spoken.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: David Sedaris and Sarah Vowell books. It's sad to admit but I don't read books often. I've been halfway through The Sparrow (really good book) for about a year. I'm looking at my shelf now. Lies My Teacher Told Me, That's Not In My American History Book, Freakonomics and The First American (a Ben Franklin bio) are past favorites. The last two novels I got really into and completed are Light In August and The Fountainhead. That was five years ago.

Movies I think are great: In America, Avalon, My Cousin Vinny, Annie Hall, The Princess Bride, Adventures In Babysitting

Shows: I think Parenthood & Louie are the epitome of greatest but not as great as Breaking Bad or The Wonder Years. (I also regularly watch The Daily Show.)

Music: I think these people are good: Bob Dylan, Elliott Smith, Beirut, The Beatles, Moldy Peaches, Van Morrison, John Lennon, The Felice Brothers, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Mirah, Sufjan Stevens. (I listen to podcasts all the time: Radiolab, This American Life, The Moth, general NPR stuff.)

Food: Lebanese, Cajun (My mom's side is Lebanese; my dad's is Cajun. My favorite things to cook are jambalaya and grape leaves.)
The six things I could never do without
1. my sanity
2. a kitchen
3. a person to talk with
4. a city around me, or nearby at least
5. I probably need music
6. water
I spend a lot of time thinking about
As a kid, I was thoughtful, philosophical. As I've aged, I've gotten less so — maybe more practical, less head-in-the-cloudsy.

Although, I still think a lot about things — artsy things, sciency things, writerly things. :)
On a typical Friday night I am
catching up on sleep. Usually I'm pretty worn out from staying up a little too late one or a few nights during the week; so if I'm watching something on Netflix in bed by 10, having eaten a little something, I'm feeling pretty good about my situation.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I not-that-infrequently hop on the wrong subway train.

I was duped into buying > $100 worth of loose leaf tea at the Dallas airport once. (It took me three months to invest in a little spherical infuser to actually try the tea. It's alright.)

Those weren't private so much as embarrassing.
You should message me if
you like to be outside in New York City, and you live somewhere not too too far from Fort Greene, Brooklyn.