ArgleBargle17
34 Somerville, United States
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My self-summary
I made Astoria, NY my home for the past six years. I loved it and I will miss it. Boston has a lot to live up to, but seeing how low some of the mark ups on wine are, I'll say the city is off to a good start!

I spend a good amount of time reading about wine (see below) but when time permits I like to travel to new locales (shocking, right?), play pick-up basketball when my ankles will allow it, and occasionally self-torture by wedging myself into a cramped bus for day trips to Foxwoods. I also like to make time to try new restaurants and bars, which I deem "work-related research" so I can write off the tabs at tax time (Does the IRS check OKCupid? Okay, good.).
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a sommelier. Or "small-ear", depending on your pronunciation of the word. Basically, I attempt to sell new and interesting wine to people who only want to drink Cabernet.
I’m really good at
Pairing foods and wines, poker, pronouncing complex last names, naming skills beginning with the letter “p,” ping pong, bocce, buck hunter, skiing, scrabble, general knowledge trivia.

Conversely I am not very good at long division, hitting consecutive proper golf shots, or staying awake in the back seat of a car. But I'm working to get better at all three. Ok, maybe not the division.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my rugged facial hair, which at any time can range from Bruce Willis' perpetual stubble to Sylvester Stallone's mountain beard from Rocky IV.

Also, I've been told on more than a few occasions that I have the perfect voice for documentaries. So if you happen to know Morgan Freeman or Liev Schreiber, kindly let them know their jobs are in jeopardy. Thanks.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Blink, The Tipping Point, How to love Wine, The History of Bitters

Movies: The Bourne trilogy, The Shawshank Redemption, Rounders, Swingers, The Lost Boys, Oceans 11, The Shining, Happy Gilmore, Heavyweights, A Few Good Men, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Also, (nerd alert!) all the Marvel movies, LOTR, Star Wars Trilogy, Nolan's Batman movies.

TV Shows: GoT, The Walking Dead, American Greed, seasons 3-6 of The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Later with Jools Holland, Daredevil, Jessica Jones. When I'm feeling particularly masochistic I watch the Knicks or the Giants.

Music: Pretty much anything. But favorites past and present include Led Zeppelin, Mumford and Sons, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews band, The Killers, Arcade Fire, Green Day, James Taylor, and anything on the "No Diggity" or "Mos Def" Pandora stations.

Food: All of it.
The six things I could never do without
Chapstick
The shirt I got for winning a doubles badminton tournament
Electric Razor
A fluffy pillow
Wine key
Coffee
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why they call it Ovaltine. The jar is round. The mug is round. They should call it Roundtine!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I prefer body wash to bar soap and there is nothing you can say that will make me change my mind.
You should message me if
You prefer Seinfeld to Friends and generally cringe if someone disagrees.

You know what a negroni is, and want to drink one right now.
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