Hobbies include woodworking, surfing, and trying to play the ukulele.
I grew up outside the city, went to college in DC, spent a year in Spain, moved to Austin, TX for four years after college, and moved back to New York a few years ago.
I'm extremely easy going and adventurous and always prefer to go somewhere or try something new over something familiar.
I started cooking this past year and for the past few months it seems I can do no wrong in the kitchen or on the grill. I swear I'm usually pretty humble, but I'm on a roll.
Also I mix a mean cocktail, but it took me a good deal of trial and error to get good at that. I infuse my own liquors, too.
And I have dimples. Women over 40 think they're precious.
Books: anything by David Sedaris or Christopher Buckley. Middlesex, The Godfather. I'm usually in the middle of 3 books at any given time: a novel, something non-fiction, and a memoir.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Archer (if this is your sense of humor we'll get along great)
Bored to Death
Peep Show (more people need to watch this show)
Ash vs. Evil Dead
Super Troopers (actually made me consider becoming a cop)
Music: I'm seriously all over the map with music. The most recent artists on my playlist have been The Devil Makes Three, Manu Chao, White Ghost Shivers, Led Zeppelin, big band music, Buckcherry, Nirvana, AC/DC, The Misfits (my first concert), Eminem (hysterical), Pantera, Todd Snider, Bessie Smith, Chuck Berry, Beach Boys, JD McPherson.
I'm pretty much oblivious to most Top 40.
I'm an adventurous eater and believe in trying everything at least twice.
Cottage cheese is the only thing that I absolutely will not eat. So gross. And flan.
I tend to eat healthy. Texas Barbecue (dry rub, low and slow) and Mediterranean are definite favorites though.
A cold beer after a long day
NY Times crossword puzzles
Podcasts (Radiolab, My Brother My Brother and Me, This American Life, Risk, Money Talks)
Also, what was the one thing that Meatloaf wouldn't do for love? My first thought is something filthy, and then I become ashamed of myself and make a conscious effort to get my mind out of the gutter. But what if it was just something ridiculously trivial? What if the one thing was eating brussel sprouts? Or taking his shoes off when he walked into his girlfriend's house? Really Meatloaf!?
Or you know, at a fancy dinner party.
That being said, go ahead, send me a message. I look forward to hearing from you.