BasilField
35 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
I like to make stuff (on a good day that means running around the city filming a friend in a bear costume). Whether it's producing TV, writing articles or sketch comedy, the creative process is what I enjoy most. By day I work in progressive advocacy and media. By night, I'm at the gym, dancing salsa, hanging out with friends or daydreaming about my future as a political cartoonist (even though I don't know how to draw).

I love sports-- though I generally spend more time playing than watching them. My current loves are basketball, soccer, tennis and biking (I'm not good enough to call it cycling). Not liking Nascar is apparently elitist, but I just can't help it...
What I’m doing with my life
Reading the newspaper, making guacamole, untangling my headphones, deleting groupons. No, I do not want your $179 professional drain cleaning for $89. I did not even know that existed.
I’m really good at
Turning a party into a dance party. Improv Level 0 at the PIT (will have to find out if I'm any good at Level 1). Feeding your Tamagotchi while you're away on vacation.*

*I'm actually not sure I'm good at this but am willing to give it a shot. What's the worst that could happen?
The first things people usually notice about me
Opposable thumbs.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Battle of Algiers, The Royal Tennenbaums, La Corona
Books: The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein, The Gamble by John Sides and Lynne Vavreck, Justice by Michael Sandel, The Retail Revolution by Nelson Lichtenstein
Shows: Arrested Development (though I haven't been able to finish the new Netflix series for some reason), Veep, Parks & Rec, Modern Family, Monk, John Oliver. American Ninja Warrior is surprisingly captivating.
Music: Vampire Weekend, The Decemberists, Of Monsters and Men, Passenger, and anything indie/folk/rock/pop with horns or strings. How do I tell Pandora that?
Food: There is an amazing seared tuna at the restaurant across the way that I crave on a regular basis. I used to like sweets, but these days if you left me alone with a salt lick I would be pretty happy (please don't do this, I could die of dehydration)
The six things I could never do without
--extravagant New Year's Resolutions (these are the ones I keep!)
--old school track suits
--the fountain at the Detroit airport (could watch that thing for hours)
--Toledo, Spain
--endorphins
--community
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether I'd rather be a bus driver or a subway driver... How did my default search engine become Ask Jeeves? It's 2016.... Also public policy, income inequality and other things Jeeves doesn't have the answers to.
On a typical Friday night I am
Celebrating a friend's (or friend of a friend of a friend's) birthday, exploring some place new or dancing
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was once invited to join a secret society and asked never to tell anyone. Oops.
You should message me if
You like to share in good conversation, cold beer, raucous laughter, fighting for justice and perhaps a pillow fight here and there.
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