i've been an internet junkie for long enough that i used to have a
livejournal. bourbon is my favorite. i live in brooklyn and i work
in manhattan; hooray for a daily commute. i'm sweet and sour,
idealistic and cynical, intuitive and paradoxical.
i'm into cyclical change and the passage of time. in the fall i
grow a beard, in the spring i shave it off. see?
i love food, both in theory and in practice. i do a fair bit of
cooking, and i dig on fermentation.
i am thoughtful, wordy, and volatile. i am judgy. not in a bad way,
but still. thought you should know. i recently gave up smoking and
drinking, because my doctor sucks.
What I’m doing with my life
livin, man. l-i-v-i-n. also, using inconsistent capitalization
conventions (sorry). i got some book learning and now i work in a
new media and video production. ask me about it.
I’m really good at
words, navigation and rockin out.
and i can probably make you laugh.
The first things people usually notice about me
my glamorously self-destructive behaviour. my kickin browline (no,
seriously). my enormous liquid eyes. my deep, bass voice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books: working, the yiddish policeman's union, the impressionist,
the brief wondrous life of oscar wao, anathem (yeah, neal
stephenson in general), a good man is hard to find, wolf hall,
movies: cool hand luke, do the right thing, down by law, boogie
nights, fort apache the bronx, fight club, pretty much anything
ever made by the coen brothers (but especially miller's crossing,
fargo, the big lebowski and no country for old men)
tv: battlestar gallactica, the daily show, the colbert report, the
wire (it's overrated, but still), of course the simpsons, special
soft spot for bbc costume dramas and murder mystery
music: tom waits, elliott smith, missy elliott, outkast, tin hat
trio, johnny cash, cat power, brown bird, sharon jones
food: cheese tortellini with vodka sauce, anything alfredo, fish
& chips, cheeseburgers, meat loaf, sesame bagels, whitefish
salad, penang curry, singapore mei fun, mattar paneer, cheese,
pickles, romaine lettuce, chick peas, brussels sprouts
The six things I could never do without
there are very few things i could never do without, but some things
i would prefer not to do without include: pizza, dad jokes,
wikipedia, the scent of freshly mown grass, this american life,
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how complicated it all is. also, myself. history kind of blows my
mind a little bit. human beings are bizarre creatures, and very
difficult to understand either individually or in aggregate. i
still feel lucky, though.
On a typical Friday night I am
just doing my typical friday night thing. you know, that thing i
typically do between my typical thursday night thing and my typical
saturday night thing. Often a Shabbat dinner, often involving a
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The ability to write compelling OKCupid self-summaries is a quality
I value highly in a mate.
You should message me if
you're blown away by my awesome internet dating profile. it's
pretty great, right? you know you want to.