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My self-summary
In spirit, I can definitely say that I am an optimist about humanity and life. I am also a lover of all forms of art, from visual arts to film to theater to music. Total geek for SF, film, comedies, comedy, and other fun stuff. I like being transported to another world, to be sent into a whole different state of mind. Going along with this, I like to explore the world, both in going to new places and having new experiences and reading about different subjects. Finally, I like to make people smile. If that involves making a complete fool of myself on the dance floor or giving the perfect gift to someone, all the better.
What I’m doing with my life
I graduated from NYU with a double major in Journalism and Sociology. That naturally led to a job as an administrative assistant in the Pathology Department of Mount Sinai Hospital. I never expected to work in a hospital, but I'm always open to curves in the road. It's a fun time, with some really great co-workers and the opportunity to learn some interesting material. However, I'm now trying to see what other opportunities are out, with an eye towards either the non-profit or publishing fields. I'm also enjoying living in one of the few non-hipstery parts of Brooklyn. Flatbush and the Q line, represent!

Outside of work, I focus a lot on the film group I created nearly two years ago. We organize meetups to see new films, organize the best movie trivia teams in the world, host clip parties where we submit the best clips and compile them into one amazing video, and do karaoke. They're some of the best friends I've made in my post-college life and it's a joy to be with them all the time.
I’m really good at
listening, writing , being the first on the dance floor, attempting to sing(whether that singing is good is another questions), epic walks, organizing fun events, bringing together strangers on the Internet.
The first things people usually notice about me
Usually, it's either that I'm singing loudly along with my headphones or that my hair, when it's epically curly, makes me look a little like Dylan in his 60's period.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My absolute favorite book is Douglas Adams' Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy, hands down. Others are the collected oeuvre of Nick Hornby and George Orwell, Catch-22, Brave New World, Dune, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Iron & Silk, the Harry Potter series, Ender's Game, the works of Chuck Klosterman, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Phillip K. Dick novels, The Hunger Games, Americanah, and a ton more. Favor science fiction and interesting non-fiction.

Movies: My main passion. My perennial favorite will probably be Star Wars for being the first film I fell in love with. Other favorites include On The Waterfront, Moonrise Kingdom, the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, The Cabin In The Woods, Anchorman, the good Star Trek films, the Godzilla series, Birdemic! Shock And Terror, Grand Budapest Hotel, Brazil, and just so much more. Currently have it as a goal this year to watch way more films directed by women; any suggestions you have for this are welcome. I use Letterboxd to keep track of what I watch; feel free to look and see what I've watched recently:

Music: Second biggest passion. Here are just a few: Elvis Costello, LCD Soundsystem, Young The Giant, The Killers, Weezer The Who, The Kinks, Matthew Sweet, Arcade Fire, The Doors, Al Green, Big Star, Young The Giant, Wilco, ELO, Marvin Gaye, Joe Jackson, Arctic Monkeys, Van Morrison, Blur, Oasis, Tegan & Sara, R&B, Black Sabbath, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and my namesake, Ben Folds.

Food: I used to be fairly picky but now I'd like to think I'm willing to try most things and from most cultures. The only thing I absolutely can't have due to allergies are peanuts and peanut butter. I particularly enjoy pizza, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Italian, meats of all sorts, melons, and I have a large sweet tooth.

TV: The comedies I watch on a regular basis are Community and Parks & Recreation. For classic sitcoms, I love The IT Crowd, Blackadder, Seinfeld, and classic Simpsons. And while it's not a sitcom, I absolutely love Mystery Science Theater 3000. Love Doctor Who and all the Star Trek series, with a particular love for DS9. Black Mirror is also some brilliant stuff.
Six things I could never do without
1. My family.
2. My friends, particularly my film group
3. My books.
4. Music.
5. Cinema.
6. This City, which I just love so, so much.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-planning out what amazing things I should do with my day ahead
-social injustice/inequalities and is there anyway to make things better
-How did politics become such a joke lately
On a typical Friday night I am
Trying to do something interesting in the City, whether it be a free outdoor concert, a midnight movie, going on epic walks through interesting neighborhoods, meeting up with members of my film group to see a new cinematic masterpiece, and so on
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm really open about most things. If you have something you want to ask, just go and ask it.
You should message me if
if you're a passionate, funny person who wants to discuss life, the universe ,and everything, even if you know the answer to the Ultimate Question. However, if you've figured out the Ultimate Question, please let me know.

Also, if you listen to this song and it moves you in some way:
The two of us