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Wine snob (once stubbornly proud, now it's a vocation), pianist (if
I can sneak in more than 30 minutes a day), chauffeur (mostly
retired). I also teach tennis once every couple of years.
Aglianico, Australian Riesling, Alsatian Pinot Gris are just a few
of my interests, but the latter extend to less obscure topics
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. Also, having fun
disregarding OKCupid's style guide.
I’m really good at
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Talking and confusing people. I can (sometimes) be very
I've also gotten pretty good at self-defense, in cases where there
is enough room to run away.
Occasionally I churn out a respectable batch of hummus or a decent
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.
Shows - Seinfeld, the original and best. But Joe Millionaire had me
going for a while too.
Food - I'm somewhat picky, and tend to be partial to my chemistry
experiments (things like ghetto-steamed plantains,
zaatar-instead-of-cilantro guacamole and
slightly-slower-than-a-food-truck falafel), when they turn out
well. While I'm a bit prone to succumbing to the latest thing I
read about food, I generally try to do my homework as to why this
or that food is the way it is.
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, just look up
Marie-Claire Alain on YouTube. Can your grandmother 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. That's
five... ah, yes - lately I've become quite attached to my foam
roller and/or compression sleeves.
A few very close people definitely come to mind... though they're
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, traffic & transit on
the 1's, adequate lighting, Beethoven and bananas.
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.
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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See note about Joe Millionaire, above.
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 got a message from me. I write to people in the hope that they
you're ok with the fact that, despite it being 2014, I'm still
stuck in the '90s... the 1790's.
you have a sneaking suspicion that I'm not as trite as this profile
might make me seem.
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