To put my life into big swath-like categories--and not keep you
here all day-- I like adventure travel, photography, food, cycling,
films, music (all kinds), literature (and books in general),
problem solving (as in, I like a challenge), and learning in
Since that's broad I'll have to fill you in on the details if we
What I’m doing with my life
Day: Working for a consulting firm at a financial services
Night: Having an adventure in New York. Keeping a written and
photographic journal. Meeting friends. Reading books. Seeing
movies. Etc. Etc.
I’m really good at
Photographing and writing. Exploring. Connecting with people and
connecting people together. I'm good with names, faces and dates.
I'm a good traveler--in that I'm adaptable and flexible. I pay
attention to things. I'm conscientious.
The first things people usually notice about me
Physically? I'll be honest that I get a lot of good comments about
my eyes. I think they are probably my best physical feature.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Bruce Chatwin's The Songlines, Neil Gaiman's Sandman,
Hemingway's Farewell to Arms, Chabon's Kavalier and Clay, Mark
Steven's DeKooning bio (a great NYC book), Matthieson's The Snow
Leopard, Bolano's Last Evenings on Earth, The Game of Thrones
books. Movies: Win Wenders's Wings of Desire and Until the End of
the World, Y Tu Mama Tambien, The Harry Potter Movies, Amelie,
Desperately Seeking Susan (which inspired me to move to NYC). TV:
The Wire, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead.
The six things I could never do without
1 rocking chair
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next trip (Iceland, maybe). The best way to get somewhere via
bicycle. Things that NYC and other cities could do to improve
cycling safety. Ways to cool homes that don't involve air
conditioning (I'm not a fan of extreme heat). Solutions to some of
the problems facing my condo association (I'm the president of the
condo association -- which is a thankless job). Stories I could
tell about my life without putting people to sleep.
On a typical Friday night I am
....meeting friends for a drink after work, going home to cook
dinner, then reading or watching a movie. (Saturday night is really
my social night.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am generally an extrovert, but I have a shy streak.
You should message me if
You're adventurous, but are looking for something stable and
long-term...you are forthright and open...you like to try new foods
and are interested in different cultures...you like brunch with
friends, but also an evening in reading...you want a domestic life,
but wouldn't mind if it were in Corfu (disclaimer: I don't
currently have a place in Corfu, but I certainly wouldn't mind...)