FilmGalNYC
49 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
I look at this profile as just a jumping off point since it's impossible to "know" a person with just a few words. So here it goes.

Random stuff --
I've lived in NYC longer than where I grew up, which makes me a non-native native New Yorker. I have a very dry sense of humor, a voracious appetite for learning new things and discussing everything and anything. I find it impossible to lie, which is often not a good thing. I am tremendously loyal to my friends. Watching the sea lions and big cats at the Bronx Zoo makes me happy. I could stay in the water all day. Does this make me part fish? I get really excited when I get a high word score in Scrabble. When I see people litter I want to push them into traffic. I have a great poker face, but don't know how to play poker. But once I learn, I give no mercy. I once won a pair of handcuffs playing Skee-Ball in California, but airport security wouldn't let me take them on the plane. I wonder if the security guard kept them. I work out (gym and lap swimming) and enjoy that smug, self-righteous feeling post-workout.

Though I've lived in NYC my entire adult life, I have never walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, been to the Statue of Liberty, or been to Ellis Island. None of these are going anywhere, right?

Here are a few things that keep me happy -- movies in a theater (not on TV), Stephen Colbert , Bill Maher, Central Park, pie from Four & Twenty Blackbirds, a long subway ride when I'm reading a good book, the beach (and the sound of water), and the Mets (LGM!!!)

I love to travel-- the more exotic, the better. Or perhaps get in a car and just go. Next trip may be to re-visit Berlin, Amsterdam, or Vietnam. Barcelona is the greatest city on Earth.

I'm looking for someone who wants to get out and try all types of things, but is also cool with just hanging out, reading a book and just being. We can be together in the same room having an intense conversation, but can also not say anything without feeling the need to fill the air.

If you are religious and make a point of saying you are "God fearing" (a term I will never understand) we probably will not get along.

Please have information in your profile. If I can fill in the information, so can you.

I am confident, spontaneous, intuitive, creative, and calm.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in film/TV but am not a performer. I'm self-employed and can't imagine going back to an office-type job 9 to 5 job.

With the above said, I'm still trying to figure this out. Perhaps in 10-20 years I'll get it right.
I’m really good at
Staring contests

Following recipes
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Too many to name, but here's a sampling: VANITY FAIR magazine, NYT (in paper format), bad romance movies (the worse they are, the better) and sports movies, afternoon tea (3 hours of getting doped up on caffeine with good friends), Jane Austen (yes, a cliche), the perfect cannoili and pizza, 60s and 70s arena rock (Zeppelin anyone?), Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, Joni Mitchell (a genius), Film Forum & Walter Reade, and too many to mention. It's hard to name just a few films but anything by Preston Sturges, George Cukor, William Wyler, Billy Wilder, David Lean, the Coens, Goddard, and Sam Peckinpah; Films -- The French Connection, Chinatown, Dog Day Afternoon, All the President's Men, MASH, Godfather, Sweet Smell of Success, Groundhog Day, Animal House, The Empire Strikes Back, What's Up, Doc; I know Where I'm Going, Philadelphia Story, Holiday, Brief Encounter, Hobson's Choice, The Apartment, the list goes on and on... The '70s is probably my favorite decade for movies.

I didn't mention books since there are just too many to list. The one thing I'll say is the New York Public Library system is amazing.
The six things I could never do without
1) My iPhone (so I'm not tied to my computer and can wander the world and STILL work and get paid)
2) my passport
3) my unlimited Metrocard
4) my friends
5) the beach/ocean/swimming
6) travel
6a) sincerity and honesty
6b) compassion
6c) curiosity
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How any biped could be a republican...and all that follows this allegiance.
On a typical Friday night I am
Since I'm self-employed and my time is my own, weekends don't mean as much to me. But my ideal evening is getting together with friends for dinner/movies and hanging out for hours.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can't remember jokes

I have an (admittedly) ridiculous fear of operating a hand drill. If someone wants to help me install a lighting fixture, let me know.
You should message me if
You are not interested in emailing each other indefinitely, but want to meet up. I'm not looking for a pen pal.

You think going to a Mets game is a perfect way to spend an afternoon/evening.

You care to.

[A word to those who contact me... I will never respond to anyone who says "hello dear" or "hello darling". You should NEVER use terms of endearment to someone you don't know. It's just completely inappropriate and somewhat creepy.]
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