I like single malts and double espressos. I want to trade all the
24 hour news channels for one 24 hour Soul Train channel. I like to
sleep in on Black Friday so I can really stick it to corporate
America. I once said the phrase, "This is good pizza weather." I've
seen four operas in one week. It has taken me my whole life to
finally understand the Mummer's parade. I think we need Weeklight
What I’m doing with my life
My user name should now be "fromDelaware" since I just moved to the Binghamton area to work in the administration of the local symphony orchestra.
I’m really good at
I can couch through any scenario.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - I tend to read books that discuss how science and technology have changed our society in the last century. Specifically, I've really enjoyed Emergence by Steven Johnson, The Filter Bubble by Eli Pariser, Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky, Remix by Lawrence Lessig, and Present Shock by Douglass Rushkoff. Basically, if I like someone's TED talk, I'll take a look at the book they're selling. I also have read and loved everything written by Steve Martin.
Movies - I'm incredibly bored of the Comic Book Sequel of the Week that Hollywood keeps churning out. They're all the exact same movie!!! (After an overlong and unnecessary exposition, the protagonist learns how to use his supersuit and then overcomes the generically evil antagonist while a city gets destroyed). I love the movies of Wes Anderson, Woody Allen, Noah Baumbach, and any movie written by and starring former cast members of MTV's The State. If it has a lot of witty dialogue or absurdist humor, I'll love it.
TV - I enjoy Community, 30 Rock, The League, Rick and Morty, and everything Aaron Sorkin has ever written. I'm a little embarrassed about it, but I like the show Cougar Town.
Music - I work for a symphony orchestra, but I am not a classical music snob, I promise. I never grew out of the taste for quintessential 90s rock (bands like Toad the Wet Sprocket and Crowded House). On my iPod right now are The Shins, Mute Math, The Beta Band, Nickel Creek, Bela Fleck and some old-timey calypso. I will forever adore the music of Nick Drake. These days, I listen to NPR and comedy podcasts more than I listen to music.
Food - I enjoy cooking and eating all sorts of meat. I'm working on better eating habits and am exploring how to cook cuisine that doesn't revolve around melted cheese. The greatest thing I've eaten was the lamb and rice from NYC's most beloved Halal cart on 53rd and 6th. You also can't go wrong with sushi or phở.
The six things I could never do without
-a good stereo
-a nice pen (something with a special balance of flowing ink but
isn't too drippy)
-Sugar Free Red Bull
-artistically stimulating trips to big cities
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I frequently think about how I would use Kickstarter to crowdfund my next vacation. Doesn't the world need another travel show where a fat guy is constantly shoving food into his mouth?
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm either culturing, trying to cook something without a recipe, or
enjoying a quiet night in with Netflix and blankets.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I had a speech impediment until middle school. Ss, CHs, and Zs were
my arCH nemeSiS.
You should message me if
Unfortunately for our generation, this is the greatest time in history to be alone. The internet offers a nearly infinite supply of media and commentary on that media which simultaneously connects and isolates us. You should message me if you're tired of letting a paradox rob you of human experience.