Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
The Proust Questionnaire would be a great starting point for
I've been bitten by the Wanderlust bug, and I've no intention of
finding a cure for it.
I dabble in photography, but Travel Photography is what I love
most. I have a website, but it's constantly under construction,
very much like myself, I suppose:
Born and raised in Wicker Park; currently living practically right
outside Wrigley Field. Chicago takes up a huge chunk of my
I'm a goofball, but intelligent. I'm observant, measurely
opinionated. A contrarian at times; a devil's advocate more often
than not. I'm fair with arguments, and avoid shouting whenever
possible (but I am Latin, so it's in my blood). I'm an Anglophile
and a Francophile. In my head I'm also a member of Mensa. I'm
random, generous, sarcastic and pretty damn charming. Parents love
me. I'm independent, but also aware that no man is an island.
I constantly strive to have the temperament, kindness and pride
that my father has always exemplified. He's my hero. My mother and
my sister are my heroines.
I'm also left-handed, I've never worn braces, and I wear contact
lenses and boxer briefs. (I did say I was random...)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm attempting to write a screenplay. It's a first-time endeavor. I
have no clue what the heck I'm doing, but I'm teaching myself. The
story is quality, so might as well give it a shot.
Also, I'm a server at a fine dining restaurant downtown Chicago. I
am extremely proud/happy with what I do. My job has given me, aside
from financial stability, quality of life, and great health
benefits, a vast amount of knowledge on food and, specially, wine.
I'll resource to such if I have to, but I'm not always impressed by
the pretense behind "foodies"... I do have one issue with
first-date restaurant suggestions, though- you should be willing to
get out of Boystown and explore the rest of this awesome city.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
"That's What She Said" jokes
Rube Goldberg Devices
Running 15+ miles to clear my mind
Picking out wine
Packing efficiently for last-minute trips.
Being 50% a romantic / 50% pragmatic
Craving food, but NOT cooking it.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
•My smile, or my calves... (?)
•I also have pretty good hair.
•I'm schizophrenic/strategic with my style, BUT, I always know
where the line of ridicule is drawn. I know what I like, and I also
know what I can wear.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Great Gatsby
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
La Casa En Mango Street
Cien Años de Soledad
Rules of the Wild
The English Patient
Alice in Wonderland
Anything these guys helm, I'll surely be enthralled:
Band of Horses
Ra Ra Riot
Dave Matthews Band
House of Cards
Archer (I've a crush on that d*bag)
Game of Thrones
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
The Wonder Years
The United States of Tara
The Golden Girls
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Family/Friends... Specially my li'l niece.
A Gym membership
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I've stopped thinking... I now just Siri, Google, and Wikipedia
Also, why my job can't get with the times and allow me to grow a
beard/5 o'clock scruff. First-world problems.
In all seriousness, though, I do spend a lot of time thinking about
finding the right and permanent reason to delete this app. I'm very
much ready to live happily ever after. I'm pragmatic, and yet, I'm
a dreamer. This sort of balance, I believe, is healthy.
I spend a lot of time thinking (convincing myself) that somewhere
out there, there is someone searching for exactly all that I have
to offer... And vice versa.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably working. And that is fine by me ;)
If I'm not at work, I'm probably vegging out on the couch,
part-time facebooking, part-time netflixing, part-time gulping some
wine, part-time avoiding going-out texts.
Riveting life, I know...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Ready? Here it goes: I'm never a fan of public displays of
affection OR conflict, specially at the bars. I'm pretty damn
affectionate and attentive, but there is a time and a place,
In other words: Be cool, man, just be cool.
Also, I'm a huge Gwyneth Paltrow fan. (this isn't so private). It's
been over a decade in the making. We can discuss this in
Also, one time, I touched Monet's "Water Lilies" at the Art
Institute as a little kid while on a field trip. No big deal.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
•You look like, and/or have the swag of, Diplo.
• You love your iPhone as much as I do. I'm done apologizing for my
attachment to it. It is what it is.
•You genuinely enjoy and are extremely creative and excited for
•You have a keen sense of humor. If that humor happens to be
amazingly visual, then, we're in serious business.
•You are sane; if you're not sane, keep your medications
•You like Gwyneth Paltrow (or tolerate her)
•You can/prefer to watch DVDs with subtitles (even in
•You don't care for Hawaiian pizza.
•You buy/bake me oatmeal raisin cookies.
•You can fold (your own) laundry. Neatly.
•You want to laugh with me, not at me.
•You want to delete this app also.
•You are an avid texter.
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