33 Philadelphia, PA
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My self-summary
In the middle of house hunting. Pretty much eating up all of my free time. Fair warning.


Handsome pragmatist, serial absurdist. Hungry and foolish. Lookin' for a not-so-nice girl to have a nice argument with. Fitness/tattoo friendly. Open to a relationship if things go well but if not, that's okay too. I'm also a beardy mcbeardytonface.

I like punctuating extreme activity with unstructured down-time. Spur of the moment road trips, Faustian overreach, lazy conversations about social structures under the stars, movie nights, passionate learning of new fascinations, trying to live in the moment, and nursing drinks to rockabilly or blues music in dimly-lit places. I love the silly, the surreal, weakness, over-thinking about things, and owning awkwardness. I also like to take a good risk, as evinced by me trying to find meaningful connections over the Internet.

Character references upon request.
What I’m doing with my life
Formerly did policy implementation for K-12 Philly education reform.

Currently living my dream in a career that I love and putting together a consulting program on the side.

I do a lot of side stuff for the Philadelphia and Jewish community.
I’m really good at
Putting one foot in front of the other, annoying waitstaff by ordering things without bread or potatoes (I'm the worst).

I'm not really good at writing interweb dating profiles, ho ho.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I am not Ira Glass.

I know, I'm disappointed too.

However: jewy nose, big glasses, well-knotted necktie or bow-tie, obnoxiously big vocabulary.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Robert Heinlein books. Calvin and Hobbes. A Song of Ice and Fire. Wes Anderson films. Born to Run. Light on Yoga. Mel Brooks films. Woody Allen films. This American Life. Radiolab. Planet Money. Freakonomics Radio. Mad Men. Sleigh Bells. The Go! Team. Those Darlins. The Ramones. CCR. Led Zeppelin. Rhapsody in Blue. Johnny Meister's blues show on WPXN. The Wire, duh. I just read Exodus -- that changed my life.

Avocados all day, erry day. Doughnuts after footraces; corned beef specials from Famous 4th Street for spiritual sustenance.

I love ice-cream more than anyone with lactose intolerance ought to or should.
The six things I could never do without
Big words
Small words
A broken-in Moleskine
Brussels sprouts
The keys to a 2004 Honda Civic
My glasses

Seventh thing: coconut butter tahini butter
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place."

Gender roles, race, privilege, labeling, and the trial of miles/the miles of trials. How many avocados it'll take before I end up vegetarian.

Trying to decipher the correct non-verbal cue for when you're supposed to go in for the handshake instead of the hug.

Trying to figure out how to make the best AeroPress coffee ever.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I named my car and I know that guacamole costs extra.
You should message me if
The choice is yours / don't be late.