Random facts about me:
1) I cried, and I mean CRIED, tears of joy when Arcade Fire won the Grammy for Album of the Year.
2) My mom owned a candy store when I was a kid. I made a lot of friends that way!
3) I'm a published music journalist who briefly worked for Paste magazine. I occasionally got to interview bands!
5) I could spend hours in a record store as long as there's some place to take bathroom breaks.
6) I hate peanuts but I love crunchy peanut butter. I hate tomatoes but I love tomato soup. Go figure. (Tomatoes? I know that's the correct spelling but it looks weird and is freaking me out.)
I have a photographic memory which comes in handy. And if you tell me your birthday, I can tell you accurately what celebrities are born on the same day. It's a handy party trick.
If you're not into big girls, you probably won't like me. I realize that's not for everyone. But trust me, you're missing out! I have no body preference when it comes to men. I love both skinny, pretty boys and chubby guys. As long as they appreciate me.
I am obsessed with any and all music on Merge Records - aka the Greatest Record Label of ALL TIME.
FAVE MOVIES: Lost in Translation, The Dreamers, Blue Valentine, A Clockwork Orange, Melancholia, Capote, Ladies and Gentlemen The Fabulous Stains, Rosemary's Baby, Almost Famous, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Breathless, An Education, Black Swan, Beginners, Belle de Jour, Junebug, anything and EVERYTHING Wes Anderson. Also I love anything on TCM, especially old screwball comedies from the 1930s and 40s, like Bringing Up Baby, The Awful Truth, His Girl Friday, etc.
FAVE TV: GIRLS (thank you Lena Dunham for making a show about my life), 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, New Girl, Mad Men, Happy Endings, Louie, Conan, Portlandia, SNL
FAVE AUTHORS: Zadie Smith, Nabokov, Nicole Krauss, Salman Rushdie, Jeffrey Eugenides. I also really love biographies, especially of musicians and performers. I recently read bios on Gypsy Rose Lee and Tammy Wynette, and want to give that new Grace Coddington memoir a go sometime soon. Also, tons of cookbooks, obviously.
COMEDY: Louis CK, Patton Oswalt, John Mulaney, Tig Notaro, Chelsea Peretti, Amy Schumer, Marc Maron (WTF!!), Kurt Braunohler, How Was Your Week with Julie Klausner!!, so many great ones out there now. I am a devoted "Friend of Tom" - if you know what that means, we'll probably be fast friends.
I also spend a lot of time thinking about stupid stuff, like whether or not Madonna has ever met Morrissey. Or if ladybugs can be male. (Google search reveals: THEY CAN! Did I just blow your mind?)
I don't know if I says I "reply selectively" on here. I get a lot of messages from people, but most of them are either just "Hi" and nothing else, or from people who are just overtly sexual. I won't respond to those kinds of messages. I also check out people's profile once they message me. If I see someone has kids, I don't message them back. I don't even want to have my own kids, let alone someone else's. Also if I don't think we have much in common, I won't write back. What's the point?
I look at OKcupid the same way I do finding a job - when I see someone who looks interesting to me, I just send them a message and see what happens. There's nothing to lose. So if I messaged you, at least give me a shot. I obviously saw something in your profile that made me want to contact you!