Giacomo_99
49Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
"Never neglect the wonder of conscious existence, which too soon comes to an end.”
What I’m doing with my life
Living it one day at a time, with an eye on the long view and the main chance.
I’m really good at
Designing whimsical/deadpan CGI robots. Not knowing when I'm beaten. Typography. Being a smartass. Shooting straight. Active listening. Spatchcocking poultry. Getting from Point A to Point B. Making mixtapes. Identifying any painting at any museum without having to look at the little cards.

I doubt I was ever "really good" as a runner, but after a multi-year hiatus from being a serious runner, I'm trying to get back into it...currently doing about 25 miles a week, hopefully more as my aging legs get back into condition. I also do yoga as often as possible (although it tends to put my brain in a mellow haze where I can't focus on work afterward.)
The first things people usually notice about me
Hm, I've never thought to ask them. My cute butt? (very cute for forty-nine, I have to say)...my uncanny resemblance to a younger Gene Hackman?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Bookage: Pynchon, Borges, Penelope Fitzgerald, Graham Greene, Edith Wharton, Jack Vance. Et Al. (Good ol' Al. He's always readable)

I don't know exactly what category to put it in, but I have a great love for works with a certain mix of erudition and silliness-- e.g., Stephen Fry, "Schickele Mix," and the songs of Tom Lehrer. (I realize that every woman on OKCupid takes herself and the world very, very seriously--but possibly there are a few goofballs out there to whom a bit of dorky humor in a man is actually a selling point. One never knows.)

Films: "The Holy Mountain," "Go," "Spirit Of The Beehive," "Heavy Metal," "Repo Man." More recently: "Obvious Child," "Cheap Thrills," "Inside Out," "Toni Erdmann."

Music, popular: "Automatic For The People," "The Milk-Eyed Mender," "I See A Darkness," "Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart."

Music, unpopular: Beethoven's late chamber music, Glenn Gould's "Well-Tempered Clavier," any jazz recorded before 1930. And Schubert's C-Major Quintet, which I think is one of the greatest (and most underappreciated) works in the classical canon.

TV: Like everybody else, "The Wire," The Sopranos," "The Office," and the first season of "True Detective." I also like some recent BBC comedies--"The Trip," the various Mitchell & Webb projects, and the improv-quiz show "QI." I'm also enjoying "Silicon Valley." (if you've read this far, that's probably no surprise.)

Food: I like to cook and my friends seem to enjoy eating what I make. Possibly they're just being polite.
Six things I could never do without
Red wine. Espresso. Reality-based political blogs (Matt Taibbi, Balloon Juice, LG&M, Charlie Pierce, etc.). Drinking with my pet okapi during okapi hour. My cozy and book-filled apartment. Clean socks with no holes in them.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"Give me back the Berlin Wall
Give me Stalin and St Paul
I've seen the future, brother--
It is murder.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing--
Nothing you can measure anymore."

Also, why does it say "drag photos to reorder" in the photo section here when I don't *have* any photos of myself in drag?
On a typical Friday night I am
"Send lawyers, guns, and money--
Dad, get me out of this."

;)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
One of the top-selling rock albums of the 1990s has my "balls" on the cover.
You should message me if
...you're a semi-serious runner who's up for a lap around Prospect Park. If you love to cook and want to explore some previously-untried recipes. If, career-wise, your need for creative freedom has sometimes trumped your desire for long-term stability. Or if you just want to get sushi. I'm *always* up for sushi.

Also, please have at least one *recent* full-length photo of yourself on your profile. (Yes, I realize this makes me seem like a superficial jerk. However, if you're not comfortable enough with your body to post a picture of it on a dating website, we probably wouldn't get along anyway.)
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