In general, I feel grateful for what life has offered me: emotional and financial stability, good friends, the ability to set my own schedule and to pursue my passions.
A little about me: I'm enthusiastic and opinionated, a culture junkie who enjoys new experiences. I play well with others. I like to roam around the planet for inspiration. I work for myself and do reasonably well. I love New York and Brooklyn especially--I grew up here and I'll never get sick of it. I enjoy writing. My story collection, Margins of Tolerance, came out in 2012, and I have my own column for the WSJ and freelance for other publications.
I can always use a few more cool people in my life, although the right one is what I'm really looking for. I think I'm ready for the next chapter.
What I’m doing with my life
Living it, as well as I can. Learning-- through experience, but
also through patience. I work for myself as a private tutor, which
allows me the time to write and travel, often enough.
I’m really good at
Many things, I hope. Some good: conversing, socializing, traveling,
opining, giving advice. Some perhaps not so good: wasting time,
eating things that are bad for me, watching competition reality TV.
The other things you'll have to discover for yourself...
The first things people usually notice about me
you tell me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Lordy, that's a long list.
Books: let's go with authors: Bolano. Murakami. McCullers.
Fitzgerald. Chabon. J. Egan. J. Diaz. And a bunch of my friends,
who are authors like me. (Don't worry if you don't recognize these
last names, but big plus if you do)
Movies: Classics from All About Eve to A Place in the Sun to Indie
films and foreign films and even some Hollywood crap (the good
crap). Tarantino, the Coen Brothers, Almodovar, Miranda July,
Before Sunrise, etc.
TV: Lately: Portlandia and American Horror Story and Girls. Stewart
and Colbert. Breaking Bad and Mad Men. Runway. Drag Race. The Wire.
MSNBC for news.
Music: I have about 65GB of music. I can't do this category. Don't
make me. Lots of alternative/rock/electronica/dance.
Food: I LOVE food! Too much. Sushi to Pizza to Pho to Babaghanouj
to Ample Hills Salted crack caramel ice cream to...I could go on
for a long time...
The six things I could never do without
I could do without this category. It's too "dating site" for me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
politics and how f#@$ed up the world is and how I should be doing
nice things like volunteering and then I feel guilty because I'm
just thinking about it but not doing enough. Then I think about
On a typical Friday night I am
Out to dinner. Maybe a loungey bar afterwards- preferably one with
some killer cocktails. I might be away for the weekend (or longer),
in any of a number of possible places. Or I might just stay home
and queue something on Netflix.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Now what would be the fun in admitting it on here? Wouldn't you
prefer I share my secrets with you and not with everyone else
casually browsing through my profile?
You should message me if
you like my profile, of course. I tend to like (younger) guys who
are sweet and enthusiastic and social and smart and funny in a
smart way. They like to go out and explore but they also like to
just relax and chill at home. I don't like inflexible, judgmental
or difficult people. Flakiness and ambivalence turn me off.
Directness and sincerity are hot.