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My self-summary
I live my life by one simple motto: WWJD, or What Would (Young) Jeezy Do? So far, it's working out pretty well.
What I’m doing with my life
Per the above, spitting hot fire to only the phattest beats. But I also work as a business strategy consultant, and travel a lot -from Baltimore to Shanghai and everywhere in between. I lived in Chicago for 4 years after college and had a great time -I still visit my friends there on the regular- and I moved back to the city a couple of years ago to be closer to my family in NJ.

What I spend most of my time doing:
Cooking, drank in hand, with some good tunes on; laughing about (mildly) offensive things with my friends; thinking about the beach, and the next chance I'll get to go surfing; hanging with the family; sleeping, I need a solid 7 hours to be on my A game and could out out-nap a stoned teenager if challenged; debating stupid shit with smart people.
I’m really good at
Keeping it in perspective, giving my colleagues lunch-envy, and making Gin-Basil Smashes. Also, leaving for the airport an hour before my flight is departing and making it with time to spare...and, oddly, sending holiday cards (seriously, I'll go as far as to say I send the best holiday cards of any straight, single, Jewish guy...though that's admittedly a small pool).
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm an optimist...a tall, bearded optimist.

Often when I bump into a friend on the street while I have my headphones in and am in the zone, they tell me I look really intense, which comes as a shock since I'm a very laid back guy. What can I say, I'm just really feeling that One Direction album these days.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Sunday Times is my shit, but for real books Erik Larson, David Sedaris, Junot Díaz, Michael Lewis, Richard Dawkins

Movies: Step Brothers, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and anything involving Wes Anderson, Christopher Guest or Bill Murray (especially What About Bob). I'm even down for the occasional documentary like It Might Get Loud or Helvetica.

Shows: The League, Louie, The Daily Show, Planet Earth, Arrested Development (best show ever?), The Wire (wait, this is the best show ever)

Music: My rotation constantly changes, but for what it's worth the acts I've seen live the most times are Bruce Springsteen, The Roots, Girl Talk, Talib Kweli, P-Funk, The Wailers, The Hood Internet and Tom Petty. I have...interesting taste. Recently, I've been listening to a lot of Nina Simone, various EDM, Black Hippy crew (namely Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar), The xx, and early OutKast

Food: All of it, with hot sauce
Six things I could never do without
Assuming family, friends, and roof over my head are a given:
1. My first surfboard (a beautiful but worn 7'10" Al Merrick hybrid, for those interested in such things)
2. Music and a quality pair of headphones
3. A worn-in pair of loafers or flip flops, fuck socks
4. Medium rare hamburger on a pretzel bread bun
5. The interwebs
6. Cold brew iced coffee, which I drink all year long
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Food...buying it then cooking it, eating it, watching other people cook it, etc. My theory is that if you get a lot of joy out of food, then 3 times a day you get to be ridiculously happy -as you eat a meal- no matter what else is going on in the world around you

Why Pastafarian isn't an option on here under Religion
On a typical Friday night I am
anywhere but here
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I lost my mom to lung cancer a year ago. My family is extremely close, and I talk about them a lot, so this way if we meet you'll understand why all references to my mom are in the past tense without having to ask an awkward question.
You should message me if
I messaged you and you want to know more

You know "quotation" is a noun, "quote" is a verb, but don't really give a fuck that most people mess that up

You're awesome, and you need someone to walk your dog with/for you (I clearly miss my family dog)
The two of us