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My self-summary
I'm a journalist, a movie and music buff, craft beer drinker, fantasy sports obsessive, native Chicagoan and Settlers of Catan nerd. Let's go see a concert together! Or belt some karaoke! Or anything you're into, I'm game to explore.

Simpsons reference on our first date or your meal is free!
What I’m doing with my life
I'm originally from Chicago but moved out here last August for grad school in Journalism at USC, and I finished in May. Now I write about movies and the entertainment industry at a trade publication.

I go see a lot of concerts, I'm a huge Cubs fan and also love football, basketball and sometimes hockey. I play fantasy football and baseball, I exercise (though I need someone active to kick my butt), I eat out and go to bars and restaurants new and old with friends and family, I play the guitar. I love Settlers of Catan. Somewhat less often, I read, play video games, I ski, run, golf, bike and kayak, and I even dabble on piano.
I’m really good at
Hating my writing after re-reading it
Guitar and sometimes piano
Monopoly and Settlers of Catan
Driving stick shift
Wasting time on social media
Quoting The Simpsons and Jerry Seinfeld routines
Making conversation
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Fave of all time is Princess Bride, love Scorsese, Kubrick, Chaplin, Hitchcock, Anderson (Wes and Paul Thomas), Kurosawa, other obscure names.
Best of 2016: Arrival, La La Land, Silence, Sing Street, Jackie, Neruda, Manchester, Moonlight, American Honey

Music: The Beatles, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, to name a few. Also U2, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Green Day (I know, I know...)
Best of 2016: Car Seat Headrest, Savages, DIIV, Radiohead, Angel Olsen, Chance the Rapper, Blood Orange, Bowie

TV: The Simpsons, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Seinfeld, 30 Rock, Daily Show and Colbert, Parks and Rec, Arrested Development, Boardwalk Empire, Louie, True Detective (S1), Girls
Best of 2016: Horace and Pete, Stranger Things, Atlanta, Documentary Now, Transparent

Recently read books: Ready Player One, Inherent Vice, Gone Girl, Life of Pi, Life Itself, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 12 Years a Slave, The Wes Anderson Collection, Your Favorite Band is Killing Me

Food: Anything Italian, anything Mexican, most seafood, most Chinese food, classic cheeseburgers with all the 'fixins, barbecue ribs, pizza and dogs from Chicago and nowhere else, ice cream, anything with chocolate, peanut butter banana smoothies, pancakes and waffles, bacon, foods I haven't tried yet
Six things I could never do without
1. My iPod Classic
2. A notebook for watching new movies
3. Evernote
4. Contacts and glasses
5. Sarcasm
6. List making
On a typical Friday night I am
I love spending an evening with friends at a bar with a good craft brew or Jack and Coke in hand. If I'm not there, I'm at the movie theater or at a concert, maybe spending the night watching Netflix.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm on a crazy high level of Candy Crush
You should message me if
You should message me if you thought we had things in common or I made you laugh or if you actually want to talk and get to know each other outside of this stupid profile.
The two of us