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My self-summary
Although I grew up outside of Chicago and it's a significant part of who I am, I consider myself a New Yorker.
If you meet me, it's possible that I'll sport 36 to 72 hours of scruff, and occasionally an actual beard. It has flecks of red and grey. Consider yourself warned.
I'm 41, although most people who meet me for the first time think that I'm in my early 30s. Rest assured that it's not my maturity level that makes people think as much...well, let's hope not.
I'll eat or at least try almost anything once.
While my current professional pursuits are more corporate than creative, I have an MFA and I tend to identify with creative/liberal types.
I've never met a dog I didn't like.
I love large bodies of water.
I like the smell of hardware stores, and I really like to fix things with my hands.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in data/advertising technology, although I spent the first ten years of my professional life in the TV/film industry.
I’m really good at
If you're that good at it, you shouldn't have to tell people. At least that's my opinion.
The first things people usually notice about me
Usually the parrot or the eye patch.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
iPhone playlists include LCD Soundsystem, Lord Huron, My Morning Jacket, and The National. Standbys include The Band, BB King, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Lucky Dube, Peter Tosh, Rolling Stones, Steely Dan (guilty pleasure), Taj Mahal, Toots & the Maytals, and Willie Nelson.

Other stuff: Annie Hall, The Apartment, the Art of Dramatic Writing, The Baron in the Trees, Bulleit Bourbon, Charlie Kaufman, Charlie Rose, Dashiell Hammett, David Mamet, dirty martinis, Frontline, George Saunders, green tea, Guinness, Malbecs, Manhattan (the Woody Allen movie), the Nouvelle Vague, NPR, oysters in the half shell, pastrami reubens, Pinot Noirs, Raymond Chandler, Stardust Memories, Sierra Nevada, South Brooklyn Pizza, Taxi Driver, JD Salinger, Syrahs, TechCrunch, John Updike, and Orson Welles (no relation).
The six things I could never do without
In no particularly order--Lou Malnati's (It'll change your life), a cold PBR (I drank it previous to its hipster renaissance), exercise, lazy Sundays, laughter and the Northern Dick Annual (and no, the Northern Dick Annual has nothing to do with sex).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Living my life off the grid.
On a typical Friday night I am
Maybe in a local dive. Maybe in a new restaurant. Maybe on my couch.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm actually 5'10.
You should message me if laugh easily and laugh often.

Also, I don't have a type; I think it's sort of myopic to limit yourself to one type of person. That said, I'm quite liberal and while I have many friends who identify with the other end of the political spectrum, I have no interest in seeing them romantically.

Bonus points if: your origins include the Midwest or Northern CA; you're tall; and you're athletic.