Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
New York City native born and bred. I've spent a great deal of my
life here, but it has been rich beyond imagination. If I was from
anywhere else I'd be called a townie. Instead I think of this city
as my Walden. Don't get me wrong, I've traveled a bit - but there
is nothing quite like this place, and it's never lost on me.
My sense of humor has gotten me in and out of trouble my whole
life. Recently I took it to another level at Upright Citizens
Brigade and completed four levels of the program there. It was an
exhilarating experience that changed the way I think about
creativity and how groups work together.
Honestly, this summary thing isn't working out very well, because
I'm made up of seemingly disparate elements.
I'll just throw this at you: I own my own business, love
snowboarding, I love shooting guns but I'm pro gun control, see my
dad every day, took care of my mother when she was sick, pride
myself in being consistent, consider my friends the family I
choose, will cook for you or forty of your friends, have performed
three wedding ceremonies and never been the best man, fought my way
down to ground zero to hand out supplies on 9/11, and been held at
gunpoint twice. I help people follow their dreams just for the
satisfaction of it, give a hell of a back rub, have the voice of a
newscaster and a stand out Belfast accent. I know my way around
power tools, can speak knowledgeably about current affairs, am
fascinated by the Higgs-boson, have an inexplicable jacket fetish,
ride a bicycle every day, and make a martini that would knock James
Bond off his game.
I have great aspirations for the future but never do I pursue those
dreams without a constant appreciation for the day I have
I have been monogamous and enjoyed it when that's the mutually
agreed condition - other options depend on the person who is
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Just took over an abandoned bodega and developing it as an arts and
events space - it has been my most satisfying project in a long
time. I try to keep my hours flexible so I can spend as much time
as possible with my family.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Keeping my wits about me in adverse situations. I've had experience
with a few, so when it comes up I can engage the problem without
freaking out. When everything is settled, I freak out
I'm also really good at making you laugh. I've had some
professional training at it, but it comes in handy for some of the
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have a positive energy. A lot of it. I love to share that and
find it in others.
I love storytelling - I want hear about what it was like at your
high school dance, your first trip abroad, how you met your best
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Anything by David Sedaris
Autobiography of Malcolm X
2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
That's right: dystopian future is a favorite oeuvre.
Glengarry Glen Ross
next best thing: dystopian present
House of Cards
Food: (not necessarily in order)
11 Madison Park
Cantonese Roast Meats
Anything we cook together
Monsters and Men
Tribe Called Quest
The Postal Service
Yeah yeah yeahs
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Of course, nothing is more important than friends and family, but
as far as things go...
I love the feel of a good pen and the invitation of an empty
notebook. Whether it's a classic Marble Composition, a lithe
Moleskine, or an elegant leather bound sketchbook with hand pressed
My Bicycle - although it's not a vintage bike, it's inspired by a
classic, and it incorporates the cutting edge of communist bicycle
technology. Hence the Flying Pigeon Hub.
My Snowboard - A discovery ten years ago made me realize how much I
love being outside!
Chef's Knife - Made in Japan, it's a student version, but when it's
not around I am lost.
Corkscrew - if there is wine that is trapped in a bottle, tears
will be shed.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
When I'm not worrying about the sorry state of our domestic
political affairs, sharing experiences with a new friend.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Having a quiet dinner with friends, Or dodging the weekend warriors
that invade the East Village. Other times I like to pop up to
Vermont for some peace and quiet.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've had some dark moments in my life. I learned a lot from them,
but there was nothing easy about it.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You would rather meet in person than scan around endlessly on this
You know the difference between being appreciative of material
things and being driven by materialism.
You're able to express your sexual needs without hang ups. Be ok
with saying "I want", and be able to explore. It's 2014. No time to
be a prude. Enjoy your body.
If you've had a rough day and want a patient, understanding ear to
go with that glass of wine you unwind with.
Who are you looking for?
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