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My self-summary
So, people are great. I mean, really. With their idiosyncratic behaviors that they find embarrassing but are actually completely endearing. Or the stories that they can't share but think about every day. Or the unexpected bursts of anger and giggling and nervousness and happiness. You know why? Because people are interesting. They are novels unto themselves, they are both and at the same time heroes and villains and can't decide which they're better at. Or prefer.

So, if you're a person, we'll likely get along.

The first job I ever applied for was that of a baker's assistant. When I was 10. I got the job, but he paid me in cupcakes. In high school, I organized a "Calvin Ball" tournament, and everybody won. As a sophomore in college, I posed as a gospel singer in order to earn a way into a Choir that was doing a us tour just to get a free trip to Chicago so that I could comfort my best friend, who was having a hard time in college. The editors of the New Yorker have called me "a strong voice" and someone that they "look forward to reading in the future" in their rejection letters.

I don't always drink beer, but when I do I prefer to have my EpiPen ready, because I'm allergic to wheat.
What I’m doing with my life
I set out to pursue happiness this year, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. I'm taking risks, trying new things, and not over-thinking every action until it's lost its magic. I'm writing, singing, running, biking, cooking, dancing , and picking up new hobbies. And work... That happens, too.
I’m really good at
making friends with strangers. Not giving away the end of a book or movie when telling you why you ahould read/watch it right now. Saying too much. Puzzles. Finding excuses why we should celebrate today. First dates (but the 3rd and 4th are totally tricky). Ordering at restaurants. Not freaking out when I lose my cell phone. Arithmetic. Telling jokes. Using innuendo accidentally.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Book: A Sense of an Ending was brilliant. Catch-22, Speaker for the Dead. Also anything by Steinbeck, Tobias Wolfe, Adam Levin, Gaiman, and Neil Stevenson. I'm dabbling in David Foster Wallace. I feel like there are a hundred more books, all sorts of contemporary fiction. I devour literature, and in the summers I can read a book a day. Oh! and My Name is Asher Lev.

I've never read Harry Potter, but i would own this book:

I love modernist poetry. ee cummings is a god.

Movie: Have you seen "In Bruges" I don't mean to be all movier-than-thou, but it's fantastic. Go see it. And "Lucky Number Sleven"

Netflix (who watches TV anymore): Mad men and House of cards are just amazing. I am dying to see the third season on Sherlock, and i love Black's Books. and "Yeah, Mr. White. Yeah, Science!"

Music: Counting Crows, Daft punk, Metric, Chanticleer, Zeppelin, Dave Brubeck, The xx, Modest Mouse, Eric Whitacre, Mumford and Sons, Outkast,and Tchaikovsky's violin Concerto in D major. If that says anything about me...
The six things I could never do without
1) My writing notebook and my pen. I take them everywhere.

2) My pipe. It's a vice, I get it, but it's classy. And goes well with scotch.

3) Meeting strangers. I love meeting new people, and there are so many of them in the world!

4) This American Life. (I briefly met Ira Glass; if that's not exciting to you...)

5) Good food. The kind of food that makes you go, "yeah, I'm pretty sure this is the reason we exist."

6) The ability to remain calm in the midst of chaos.
I spend a lot of time thinking about to distill my endless train of thought into a novel that the New York Times would describe as "a rollickin' good time" and "existential doubt was never this much fun!"

If David Foster Wallace and Thomas Pynchon traded fisticuffs, which great author would be best suited to do the play-by-play and color commentary. (I was gonna say blow by blow, but that just leaves a funny taste in my mouth)
On a typical Friday night I am
(and by Friday, i know you mean Thursday) going on an adventure. There are so many things to do here that no one knows about. Have you ever crashed a hyper-specific happy hour (like the Harvard Business School's Alumni meet-and-greet or attended the after-party for an American Federation of Teachers event? ( teachers know how to drink, let me tell you)
Have you ever got onto the metro and gotten off on a stop youve never been to and yelped to see what was nearby? Ok, at least you've been paddle boating at the tidal basin, right?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've recently begun doing the crossword puzzles on the subway, but rather than doing them correctly, I fill out humorous or inappropriate answers that fit. And then I leave the half completed crossword puzzle with a pen in the café is that I pass on my way to work. It's like trolling in real life.

When I cook, I'll narrate the whole time like I'm a chef on the food network. I do this even when I'm alone.

also I sing when I'm nervous. in Italian
You should message me if
You love literature, if you love new experiences, if you can be spontaneous and outgoing, and/or if I made you smile. Or if you're looking for someone to challenge. I like challenges.

You should message me if you're looking for someone to enjoy life with, not for someone to make you happy.