"How should my photos be ordered, and does it matter when they're all blurry? Mimosa or Bellini? Is it possible to post a tasteful shirtless pic?" These are the sort of profound questions I contemplate. Loved Moonlight yet work in FinTech. Voracious reader, aspiring writer, occasional drinker, regular lifter, unverified art lover, and skilled humble-bragger.
http://www.smbc-comics.com/ is great (http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?id=4066, http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?id=4129), but if you really want to get my sense of humor, check these out:
I've recently enjoyed "Play It As It Lays" by Joan Didion, "Mating" by Norman Rush, "The Passion of New Eve," by Angela Carter, "Olive Kitteridge," by Elizabeth Strout, "Pond," by Claire-Louise Bennett (Those first four sentences... Ho.Ly.Shit.), Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast," Don DeLillo's "White Noise," Elena Ferrante's Neopolitan novels, James Salter's "Light Years," (Dear god what an incredible pen...) and Clarissa Pinkola Estés' "Women Who Run With the Wolves." I love Baldwin ("Another Country" - pretty much everything he's written :)), and enjoyed Madeline Miller's "The Song of Achilles," Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," (I prefer him to Hemingway and Faulkner :) Though Hemingway, despite the whole campy machisco thing, is a beast of a writer. :)), Maugham's "Of Human Bondage," Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God," and Aldous Huxley's "Those Barren Leaves" (Uccchh... I. Love. Huxley.). Becker's "The Denial of Death" and Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" have influenced the way I view the world. I'd add "things I've learned" from Marcus Aurelius's "The Meditations," but I've yet to finish it. :P
I'm a bit picky about movies but I've recently appreciated I Am Not Your Negro, Murder on a Sunday Morning, Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery (I recently read The Recognitions by Gaddis, so watching a documentary about a real forger was especially interesting), La La Land, The 13th, Nocturnal Animals, Moonlight, Requiem for the American Dream, The First Monday in May (I love beautiful things, what can I say? :P), Song of Lahore, Youth, Remote Area Medical, Tim's Vermeer, The Great Beauty, Blue Is The Warmest Color, The Sessions, A Single Man, True Grit, Blue Valentine, Waste Land, The September Issue, The Tree of Life, Miss Representation, After the Wedding, and The Artist (I tend to fast-forward through most movies. It's bad.). I also shamelessly admit to loving Love Actually. Groundhog Day's on point too.
I'll try any type of food twice (first reaction never counts).
I used to listen to a lot of Indie/Electro Rock, but now mostly listen to EDM.
p.s. Loved Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Also, sometimes, I can't even.
Also, if you just don't like my face, but are looking for someone to enjoy the city with (wine bars/whiskey bars/dance/theatre/films/hole-in-the-walls/art events/fine dining/etc.) feel free to say hello as well.