*updated disclaimer - I'm damaged and you secretly admit you are as well. Partially emotionally dead inside. Almost half way to my statical expiration date and still wondering wtf am I doing 85 percent of the time. Survived exactly 10 years as a New Yorker, still wondering if it gets better from here.
I'm a NPR listening, jeep driving, fast walking, bourbon sipping, flaming liberal New Yorker with a vicious dog. Wait, did I say liberal? I meant flaming moderate. I also happen to throw awesome BBQs in the summer(also flaming).
It would be nice to meet someone who wants to troll through Brooklyn Flea, go on crosstown adventures to track down that new food truck serving lobster rolls, laugh awkwardly at bad stand-up comedy shows, jog around Riverside park with my dog, or just lounge around on one of those pedestrian tables at Bryant park and people watch on a lazy weekend.
My friends describe me as genuine, fiercely loyal clever and generous, with an occasional dose of sarcasm mixed in for good measure - basically all the nice things under the sun. Originally from northern California, I moved to NYC 10 years ago and ended up getting a little apartment in midtown with a patio where I try to convince my dog(rescued from the shelter), a crayfish(rescued from a Chinatown fish market) and half dozen birds(pigeons and they're really squatters) to get along. Personality-wise, Briggs-Myers ISTJ for what it's worth...
I have a minor in something I love, but would have a hard time making a living with, likewise with my dream job..
Starting fires, starting trends. Making good, doing good, making bad and making by.
-Making inappropriate comments at the wrong time or laughing when someone says "this is no laughing matter"
-Being clever, solving problems and creating new ones.
-Not wearing a coat during the winter - gotta have a heart that's warm enough for two.
-Fixing your computer (the first time's always free...)
-Giving great back massages.
-Leaving people better off after they met me.
-Rhetoric and making a case
Movies - I have a weakness for indie/foreign films and any movies involving zombies. Films with some type of meaning. Gattaca, Contact, Shawshank Redemption, Black Hawk Down, Crouching Tiger - Hidden Dragon, Amelie, The Lion King, The Count of Monte Cristo. The Walking Dead and Fringe is usually on my queue and recently discovered Battlestar Galactica.
Music - Does NPR count as music since it's on the radio? I've been rediscovering all the sappy R&B and gansta rap that was popular in the 90s'.
Food - I will survive when the apocalypse comes and there's nothing but crickets and pinecones to eat. Otherwise sushi or the prix fixi at L'ecole
A good song.
Rules to bend.
An escape plan.
Various forms of exercise.
Things made with protons, neutrons and electrons.
How to make a better person. Broken people, I can't fix those. Only they can fix themselves, it's the only way. Bendy people on the other hand, now that's cool.
A good friend said this to me recently and I'm still thinking about it: "It took me a long time to learn that the only people worth spending time with are those that make you better. It sounds selfish but it isn't if you think about it. If two people who both make each other better are together - as friends, as a couple, etc - that's a good thing for both and the world."
What usually ends up happening is that I find myself at a bar with friends 2 subway transfers from home wondering what went wrong with my original plans.
At times, I find this online dating venture an exercise in madness. Sort of like how the American Indians felt after they realized they traded the entire American West for a bag of beads and an otter pelt.
And you get the humor in my username my dog is in the kitchen cooking with me, and not cooking dogs.