Alons-yAlonso
47 Louisville, United States
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My self-summary
First of all, yes, I know my member name is misspelled. I have been trying, in vain, to get someone at Ok Cupid to fix it for me!

Also, I keep remembering things and adding to this...

Now, on to the fun stuff:

I moved to Louisville about a year and a half ago, and am looking forward to exploring my new city! Currently living in a 1905 Victorian house in Portland.

Sometimes I make myself laugh while walking down the street.
I'm compulsively honest and I'll always give you one of the olives in my martini. Well, unless there are only 2, in which case you're on your own.

I'm a geography geek. And a music geek. Oh, and a history geek. Ok, I am kind of a geek. But geeks are the new black.

My interests are eclectic, to say the least. Travel is one, and I have a serious case of wanderlust. I have every passport I have ever owned (except the one I lost and the one that was stolen) including the one I shared with my mother as an infant.

Other interests include being a rather serious home cook, science, being a bird nerd and a garden geek, photography, etc., etc.
I'm a film/TV writer and producer.

Baseball is as close as I get to religion, with Liverpool FC a very close second. That said, while I like sports, I don't watch them to the exclusion of most other things and I would never force them on anyone. At the end of the day, many other things are more important.

That said, I bet I could get you to at least appreciate both baseball and soccer.
Other things I am good at getting people to appreciate:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (NOT the movie), Everything else Joss, Babylon 5, Withnail & I, blue cheese, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Billy Bragg and a good martini.

I love to throw dinner parties.

I think my parents, for all their flaws, were amazing people. My mother passed away almost 7 years ago and in organizing her memorial and working as her literary executor, I feel like I got to know her all over again. And my dad? Words fail me. He was a singular individual.

I'm to the left of liberal. If you're anti-gay marriage or pro-death penalty, we're gonna have issues.

I think men should always dress appropriately (suits don't work in the woods and jeans don't work in Cannes) however, style is NOT "clothes deep." Either you got it, or you don't. I'd like to think I got it.

I love to cook and am serious about being an ethical omnivore. I need to know where my food comes from as often as possible.

My father was one of my heroes. 1 of the other 2 might shock you.

I travel every chance I get and will take you with me.

Unfortunately, I am allergic to cats.

I take a lot of pictures (and used to develop them myself).

Oh, and when it comes down to it, I know you're going to be right most of the time. Guys are dumb.
And because we're dumb, we need a little help now and then and I don't have a problem accepting it. Mostly....
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a freelance publicist (we represent films, filmmakers, performance venues, restaurants & bars and many other people and brands) and a writer, most recently and steadily for PasteMagazine.com (film, books, soccer, and more). I've been a journalist for 20 years and am also a filmmaker.
I’m really good at
Well, not blowing my own horn... What I love to do and have been told I am good at: Writing, cooking, photography, cocktails, dressing up and down and making with the funny.

Traveling, geography, solving problems involving travel and geography.
Drinking wine. I rock at it.
But seriously, I cook like a motherfucker.
The first things people usually notice about me
Who knows? It's not like I ask people this question. Besides, getting to know someone is way cooler than first impressions.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
David Bowie, Catch-22, Come Back To Afghanistan, sushi, lobster, Peconic bay scallops, Maine shrimp, Bowie, paella, a great French baguette, cheese, Doctor Who, Bowie, BSG, Siouxsie and the Banshees, "praise the lard," The Cure, The Third Man, Local Hero, 12 Angry Men, Miller's Crossing, Borstal Boy, Buffy and Angel, Peter Gabriel, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Spanish chorizo, Oysters, Hank Williams I and III but not Jr., The Lord of the Rings, A Moveable Feast, Bowie, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The Handmaid's Tale, On the Road, Dune, The Sea Wolf, etc., etc.
I worship at the Shrine of Swine.
Oh and I am a pretty big Bowie fan.
The six things I could never do without
Fridge magnets, pie, socks, 10w-40 motor oil, wooden spoons, and Wombles. Only one of those is true. Well, maybe 3.

I also dig: My passport, wifi, linen, hats, and cheese.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The 99%
Other places.
The ocean.
On a typical Friday night I am
Ar Garage Bar. Or making dinner, writing, catching up on TV and movies, drinking wine. Answering OK Cupid questions.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a big Bay City Rollers fan.
You should message me if
You understand at least the basic differences between dorks, nerds and geeks (or are willing to learn) and you understand that a person's pop culture picks don't define them any more than their favorite foods or clothes or countries.

You recognize at least a couple of the following words/phrases (or are curious about them): Narn, pan galactic gargle blaster, Shiny, M'fashnik, TARDIS, "¡Hasta la Victoria, siempre!", Infield fly, YNWA.

Also, if you're not curious about the world around you, we probably won't get along. I'm just saying....
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