Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm originally from The Bronx but spent some formative years in the
Bay Area of Northern California.
I've written for as long as I can remember. Quite literally, before
I had the words, I wrote stories with pictures. I think that goes a
long way toward explaining my affinity for comic books and films. I
fully admit to being sort of scattered in my interests. I'm a bit
of a nerd and a complete cinephile. There are few things I won't
watch -from obscure arthouse docs to the most asinine big budget
comedies (although I tend not to like B&W westerns).
As a kid, my most serious and enduring aspiration was to be a
veterinarian. That is, until calculus and chemistry royally kicked
my ass in college. That's when I discovered I am a prime candidate
for the first seat (right behind the driver) on the short bus. Word
to the wise, don't ever ask me to help you calculate the tip or
tell you the sale price. I'll just make you think sad thoughts
about the value of education in America (and cost you money).
I think that admission is a viable choice for the "Most private
thing I'm willing to admit" entry (but I told you here, bonus!)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I like to think I'm a writer but nothing I've written has been
published in quite a few years. (Alright I'll admit that I haven't
submitted anything for publication in the same amount of
Currently, I'm a wage-slave (AKA admin) working in Higher Ed.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
(a lot...no, seriously A LOT -
underline, italicize, bold), Having fun. Treating people with
Apologizing when I'm *occasionally* wrong. Giving a compliment to
someone who's earned it (or needs it). Giving really bad advice.
Giving really good advice. Being loyal.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have large eyes and a nice smile, apparently.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I'm kinda embarrassed to say my favorite books aren't more
highbrow. So let me just say it now, I do know who Proust,
Hemingway and Faulkner are, it's just that my reading tastes tend
to be far more pedestrian. Don't judge me...
My favorite film...not sure, don't think I have one. I've seen too
many at this point. As a child, my step-dad's BFF owned a video
store (it was like my own personal cinematic candy store - can you
say R-rated movie marathons?!?!) As a result, we owned over 500
movies ourselves, plus the numerous other hundreds at my disposal.
So picking a few is really tough:
When Harry Met Sally
The Running Man
Rocky Horror Picture Show
You've Got Mail
A Few Good Men
Disney's Robin Hood (animated)
Beverly Hills Cop I/II
All About Eve
The Hunt for Red October
The Lost Boys
The Color Purple
Casino Royale (2006)
The Princess Bride
Coming to America
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Jumping Jack Flash
Imitation of Life (1950)
A Patch of Blue
Almost all of the John Grisham adaptations...
TV: I watch more than I should admit- Assorted L&Os (SVU, UK,
etc.), Game of Thrones, Scandal, House of Cards (US), The Good
Wife, Justified, Archer, The New Girl, Homeland (at the urging of
family and friends), Newsroom, Sleepy Hollow, Boardwalk Empire, The
Walking Dead, Downton Abbey, Grey's...
Musically, I tend to be more of a generalist. A survey of my iPod
would uncover a preponderance of R&B/Hip Hop and 80's Pop but
I'm open to all sorts of music. I'm completely willing to be
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I answered this on another site. Let's see, what did I say:
...a blanket (I can't stand to be cold)
pen and paper (I am a writer after all)
sugar (in any form, I have a crazy *insane* sweet tooth)
A good book
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My friends and family, my health, my figure (what woman doesn't),
what the future holds...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Vegging out with some take-out and making it a Netflix night.
Although usually my Netflix selection is collecting dust on my
bureau. So it's really just me and whatever programs my fickle DVR
(that I've named Josh) has decided I can watch.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I don't have a driver's license. As a result, I'm very nervous in
cities without reliable public transportation options (whether or
not I actually intend on using them).
BONUS: I made up my H.S. yearbook-quote and gave it a random
attribution (for legitimacy).
You should message me if
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You think you're pretty cute.
You think I'm pretty cute.
You can appreciate a little self-deprecating humor.
You've discovered that dinner with friends is always a good
You enjoy the actual experience of movie-going (cool theater, warm
tub 'o popcorn, giant screen, someone to share it all with).
You love a good conversation, a bad joke or a great book.
...And especially if you have something interesting to say- I love
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