I like my food with a kick, my whisky smooth, my chocolate dark and my humor dry.
I'm an insatiable movie lover, and you'll often find me in a downtown movie theater for the latest indie films. Some of this comes from studying in Paris, the world cinema capital. Related: I'm also an unrepentant Francophile.
Both professionally and personally, I'm passionate about technology and design, and how they're changing the world.
I get along best with people who are motivated, kind and don't take themselves too seriously.
That said, I've been a little too focused on work the past year. So my 2016 resolution is to balance things out with more good food, more live music and more getting out of town for a hike or just travel in general. I have airline miles to burn, and I'd love some company!
I speak fluent French, having studied in Paris. Parles-tu français aussi?
I'm also really *bad* at lying. I blush like crazy. By extension, I'd be abysmal at poker, if I played.
Movies - I'm mad for indies, sci-fi and anything that's a bit dark or makes you think. Lately that's been Spotlight, The Big Short, Room and Whiplash. I'll watch anything from the Coen brothers, Almodovar or Fincher.
Shows - In 2015, I was raving about Fargo, Black Mirror, Mr Robot and Daredevil. Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. Curb Your Enthusiasm, Star Trek and the West Wing are all-time favorites.
Music - Jazz, rock. indie. Miles Davis to Caravan Palace, via Girl Talk, Manu Chao, Arctic Monkeys, and alt-J. And always The Beatles.
Food & Drink - Italian, Mexican, Thai and Japanese are my favorites, but I love exploring new cuisines. The spicier the better. I like a Malbec, pinot grigio, smooth whisky, or well-mixed Old Fashioned.
- New York's cultural, culinary and drinking scenes
- New movies and TV shows to watch
- Running shoes
- My passport (and work visa)
- Chili. Did I mention I like my food spicy?
Where to go next for dinner or drinks. What's the next movie I should watch.
You can appreciate a guy who is eternally curious about the world and is excited to share his passion for learning with you.
You want to skip the small talk.