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Last online
Nov 25
5' 10" (1.78m)
Body Type
Post grad
Doesn’t have kids
My self-summary
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Reading, running, studying, second guessing myself. I've never held an opinion I am not willing to change or reconsider. Also, I sincerely apologize for the mirror self shots. I don't speak German, I just like the way Verzeihen sounds. If you play piano, you had me at hello.

Okcupid should have a place for FB style status updates. Since they don't, consider what is below the line in this self summary section as a current status update subject to change.... enjoy. or don't. i don't care.
This is a bit meta but: I really think OkCupid is missing an opportunity by not turning the site into a more fluid update friendly website ala FB-esque wall and status. Unrelated: the founders sold OKcupid for 50 Million in 2011. If you have ever visited their old blog oktrends you know they probably had a good understanding of their numbers and valuations but that seems like a really really low price to me in a world where snapchat turned down a 3 Billion offer and whatsapp sold for 16 BILLION.
What I’m doing with my life
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I worked in finance right out of college for three years. Then I decided I needed debt in my life and enrolled in Law School. I run a lot (every day) but mainly indoors (judge away weekend warrior 5ker hot chocolate shuffle 'ers) . My goal in life is to spend my days doing something I enjoy and doing it well.
I’m really good at
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fantasy football (currently building a dynasty). What I lack in intelligence, I like to think I make up for in curiousity. Also, being 5' 10 1/2". OKCupid robbed me of that half inch.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I can be frustratingly forgiving & indecisive because I tend to see the world in shades of grey(gray?), not black/white. Also, I like that I have blue eyes, but not really sure if anyone else does.... I'd notice them at least.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Favorite movies: A single Man, Legend of 1900, American Beauty, Malcolm X, Charlie Wilson's War, The Informant, A Beautiful Mind, Billy Elliot, Superbad

Favorite Books: I read way too much non fiction. I am always reading at least one biography (albeit slowly). I have a thing for President bios for some reason. Only dead presidents, though, as the current stuff is usually just campaign literature with a longer format. My favorite fiction: i Never Promised You a Rose Garden or Everything is illuminated. I like character driven novels. If you want to know me, you can probably get a decent composite from what i read. A random selection:

Dark Pools -Scott Patterson (kinda blew my mind)
What Lincoln Believed - Michael Lind
savage inequalities - Jonathan Kozol
Ralph Waldo Emerson (just generally. essays etc...)
Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer
Naked Economics- Charles Wheelan
The power of habit (really amazing "self help" type book. It isnt really billed as a self help book but it is one nonetheless. I am in the process of trying to apply it to my life semi successfully).
The End of Poverty - Jeffrey Sachs
Prozac Nation - Elizabeth Wurtzel
The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
Hatchet-Gary Paulsen
Democracy's Discontent- Sandel (was forced to read but loved it)
The shipping news - Annie Proulx
Free to Choose-Friedman
The White Man's Burden-Easterly
Den of Thieves- James B Stewart (nothing has changed)
A child Called it - Dave Pelzer
Friday Night Lights - H.G Bissinger
The Only Alien on the Planet - Kristin Randle (this is a Youth version of I never promised you a rose garden kinda. It is a great book. It helped sparked my love of reading very early on in grade school. One of those books where you remember the characters years later. I owe my love affair with reading to Randle and Paulsen.)

Tv Shows: The Wire, The Boss, West Wing, Curb your enthusiasm, Homeland, Louie, the league, The Americans.

Music: I like a lot of individual songs by different artists which probably makes me the opposite of a music snob, I guess. For instance, The Scientist by coldplay is one of my favorite songs but I can only tell you one other song by the band; Green Eyes (and I'm not 100% positive that is a Coldplay song). The overarching theme of my favorite music is a piano being involved at some point.

Anything by the Lumineers

Dave Van Ronk
Say Something -A Great Big World
Sort of - Ingrid Michaelson
Broken Chair - Chris & Thomas
Won't back down- Matt Kearney
La Wally - Miriam Gauci
The show - Lenka
comptine d'un autre été - Yann Tiersan
I don't feel like dancin - Scissor sisters
Young folks - Peter Bjorn & John
Have a Little Faith in Me- John Hiatt
Hallelujah - cover by Jeff Buckley

My running stuff is totally different. Mainly rap on pandora. Anything with a beat & also randomly the theme to the movie Rudy. On long runs, I go through a lot of books from

Favorite Speeches: RFK Speech on Mlk's death. JFK inauguration. MLK Jr Mountaintop speech. Gandhi's combined speeches. President Obama's Nobel acceptance speech. And the preamble to the constitution (not a speech i know).

Makers Mark, just generally speaking.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order:

student discount subscriptions (NYTimes, Economist, spotify)
a very cheap gym
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
economics. In another life I should have been an economist. My minor from undergrad is in economics, but I know I dont have the patience or focus to be an actual economist (ie spending months writing a paper about the effect of the dung beetle on labor mobility in Zimbabwe is something I don't have the discipline or focus to stay interested in). With that said I love finance, economics, and law. Those all intersect in public policy (not politics!) so I could see myself ending up loosely in that area.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
trying to figure out if this TWA Flight 800 documentary on Netflix will be worth the investment of time.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I struggle with commitment. I have some strong insecurities. I am jealous of brilliant people. I will never learn to spell the word "restaurant" correctly on the first try. I like country music, and I am not proud of it, but i am pretty sure it's genetic and I can't shake it. My favorite quote by far: "In most cases, people, even the most vicious, are much more naive and simple-minded than we assume them to be. And this is true of ourselves too." -Dostoevsky
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you don't have it all figured out, because I don't either.