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  • Ages 23-32
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5' 8" (1.73m)
English (Fluently), Russian (Fluently), Hebrew (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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Wine snob for a living, pianist by training, experimental cook/baker during down time and amateur chauffeur (mostly retired). I also teach tennis once every couple of years. Sometimes I arrive at brunch having run there, but without a change of clothing...

Discovery mode is my favorite state. I'm trying to be in that state more and more often. I'm living in one of the best places on Earth to do this, and I'm very grateful that this is the case.

I like maps, but can't stand GPS navigation devices.

If you think none of the above makes sense, I don't blame you.
What I’m doing with my life
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Selling alcohol to minors. I mean miners. Pushing people to TRY SOMETHING NEW for goodness' sake.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Talking and confusing people. I can (sometimes) be very long-winded.

I've also gotten pretty good at self-defense, in cases where there is enough room to run away.

Occasionally I turn out a respectable batch of hummus or a decent shepherd's pie. On some other occasions, I figure out a good wine pairing for the chemistry experiments mentioned below.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My lack of an accent.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books - Depends on the weather. Russian novels in the fall, Russian poetry in the spring... that sort of thing.

Movies - Ones with a little age on them. Woody and/or the Coen Brothers usually do the trick.

Shows - Seinfeld, the original and best. Lately, it's also been just about anything with Alton Brown in it. That man is both a riot and a genius.

Food - No pork. By choice, I guess. Beyond that - many options. I tend to be partial to my chemistry experiments (things like steamed plantains, zaatar-instead-of-cilantro guacamole and slightly-slower-than-a-food-truck falafel), when they turn out well.

Music - Op. 111... or Op. 106. Those are probably my favorites, but there are also Opp. 2, 7, 10, 13, 14, 22, 26, 27, 31, 49, 53, 54, 57, 78, 79, 81, 90, 101, 109, 110. I like to throw 120 in there too, but that one is an entirely separate conversation... And if you're not up for figuring out what the numbers mean, see here:

How many guys in their 80's can do that???
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A piano. Israel. The Sun. Trees. A clearing in the trees... and having just enough room on the sidewalk to maneuver between tourists.

A few very close people definitely come to mind... though they're not "things".

Then there's the category of things I could probably get along without, but would rather not, which includes decent (or better) tea, decent (or preferably better) wine, adequate lighting, Beethoven and access to fruit.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...something other than what I'm supposed to be doing.

How much I need a whiteboard.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
in three places at once. Where physically present, I am usually telling others what to drink.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I heard a part of Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony on the radio, and went an entire 6-7 hours thinking it had been Dvorak 7. I may have been tired or something... but it happened.
You should message me if
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you read through what I wrote and smiled once or twice. Or if you frowned out of frustration at all the vagueness, but you're at least interested in straightening out some of it...

you have a reasonably high tolerance of irrelevant quotes and random, possibly useless, facts.

you are OK with a partner who alternates between being intensely serious and pedantic, dismissively ironic, playfully silly and deeply affectionate. I admit that I don't always know what I want... but I find the search, if engaged in with some optimism, is often satisfying on its own.