GentOYlman
34 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
After a year away with pretty much constant travel between North America and Tel Aviv, I have come home to NYC.

I like to think of myself as a clumsy mix of nerd, free spirit and, if I may, charisma. In spite of my tendency to string people along on a tall tale for some short term entertainment value (ex. telling my former roommate that the TV is voice activated and watch her try to tell it to "turn on Mad Men"), I do try to be genuine in the broader scope of things.

Aside from that I have lived in the city for 10 out of the last 11 years (escaped from Ohio) and about the same number of apartments. Like many, I have gone through the stages of struggling artist, traveling salesman and fledgling diplomat (of sorts). Okay, maybe not everyone makes that move to government, but I feel like there's a common thread there...somewhere. Maybe?

Lastly, I'll just add my hobbies of hanging out with friends over a drink or two, working out fairly consistently, making people laugh, and - once I have her back in NYC - spending time with my dog Sophie.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm the director here in the Northeast for Israel's Ministry of Tourism...it's kinda like where Camp David meets Camp Anawanna. All jokes aside this is something that I worked towards for about a decade, so I'm quite passionate about what I do and happy with/proud of where I am in my career.

Other stuff: singer/song writer, project starter, art maker, funny video creator...
I’m really good at
Modesty. I am awesome at modesty!
The first things people usually notice about me
I've the face of a child.

What can I say? I eat a lot of preservatives.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Representative Sample: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, Airplane!, The Sun Also Rises, Office Space, Fight Club, (Colbert Report and Daily show used to be here😭) The Tipping Point, Where The Wild Things Are (book only), The Well Beloved and the Pursuit of the Well Beloved, all of the Dresden Files (up to date), The Sword of Truth series (nerd alert!), The Big Short, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Moby Dick

Music: Rock, jazz, indie, folk rock but will dance to anything, and yes, I dance.

Food: Various types of strong, black coffee, whiskey, rare steak, hot sauce (but not on a good steak...that's just wrong) and potent wasabi.
The six things I could never do without
Something to change and thinking of ways to change it
Dear friends & family (canines included obv.)
Conversation
A connection to the outside world (free wifi in foreign places, thank you!)
My guitar and/or creative outlet
Blackened seasoning
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to annoy the shit out of you!

Too soon?
On a typical Friday night I am
Out entertaining the fine people of this city with clever humor and witty, witty small talk.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My Bitmoji looks waaayyyy too much like me. Also, I have a Bitmoji...
You should message me if
Humor of Tina Fey, feistiness of Golda Meir, compassion of...shit, just be compassionate.

Dogs remind you of what is good in the world.

Character preferences: Fluent in sarcasm (this is a requirement), laughs at funny and not so funny jokes, free-ish spirit, goofy, nerdy nerd nerd nerd, believes that conversation involves at least two people contributing content and/or commentary, understands the difference between typos (or thumbos) and poor grammar and is somewhat permissive of the former, Jew-ish, passionate about _______

Final note: Please, please take care of yourself. Not looking for GI-Jane here, but still...
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