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My self-summary
I'm a nice Jewish boy who's always up for bacon. I am affectionate, just started grad school, like to cook and mix cocktails, lived in New York, and I am 5'7... Yes, these are all definitely non-sequiturs

I am both at ease and very passionate. I like museums and sports. I am artistic and practical. I am a trained sommelier and laugh at myself so I don't sound pretentious when I order fancy grape juice. Recently, I saw John Malkovich as a serial killer at the opera, then went out later and sang a Blues Brothers song at Karaoke at a dive bar.
What I’m doing with my life
A few years ago I moved back to Chicago from NYC and I am happily spending time with my family and friends.

I started a professional theater company when I was a sophomore in High School; my plays often focus on social justice, making the world a better place, and making people laugh.

Last fall, I started my Masters at DePaul in Acting. But in life, I am a no-drama person and I keep all the drama on the stage.

Formerly I was a beverage director for a celebrity chef; so I occasionally consult for booze companies on how to market, brand, and make better cocktails... my drinks are well known for being fun, complex, balanced, and a good time. (I'm sure that somewhere in that description there's a metaphor for how I live my life)
I’m really good at
Laughing at little things. Well, I am good at laughing at big things too. My humor is not size specific.

I have had plenty of funny experiences that lead to great stories:
- I was tricked into being on the game show "cash cab".
- Mr T gave me diet advice (Twinkies)
- I once jokingly posted a Costco Coffin on Craig's List... and got a bunch of responses!
- I gave Bill Murray a hard time because he went to a rival high school
The first things people usually notice about me
I am often told that I have great, masculine hands... strong and soft
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
MUSIC: I have an external hard-drive filled exclusively with music. Let me know if you want to trade recommendations.

TV: Anything on HBO, particularly The Wire and Deadwood. Classic Muppet Show, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Blacklist, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Golden Girls (honestly, who doesn't secretly like Golden Girls?)

Books: I have been going back and rereading some of my favorites- Gatsby, Lolita, To Kill A Mockingbird, Dorothy Parker, Carson McCullers, Shirley Jackson, Anais Nin, and a few others I read in high school.

Food: I like to whip up gourmet meals out of simple ingredients (or by transforming whatever is leftover in the fridge).
The six things I could never do without
Friends and family seem like a given... so does food and shelter.

1. Iphone.
do you remember anyone's phone number anymore?

2. Punctuation. imagine if there wasnt punctuation wouldnt it be hard to understand wow just thinking about it makes me wish i could use an exclamation point

3. After writing #2 I feel like I should take a nap.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
tidbits such as:
...If you have one index and two indices, why don't you have one Kleenex and two Kleenices?
...Why are Chilean Sea Bass neither from Chile, from the Sea, nor Bass?
...Who makes these SPAM profiles on Ok Cupid?
... How can I be a better person, contribute more to the world, live a more passionate life, love the people around me more fully?
On a typical Friday night I am
I enjoy the gamut-- so, if you're excited about wearing either sweats or a little black dress, then I'm the guy on your arm.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
One thing that i guess would be considered "private" since I don't mention it: I found a photo in a 9/11 coffee-table book where I am leading a candle-light vigil in Union Square Park.
You should message me if
You are looking for a kind, creative, passionate, affectionate, communicative, and fun guy. (Dogs, children, and old people think I'm cool.)

You are still reading and would like to read/hear more.

You want to tell me a joke, recommend the best bloody mary, or share your favorite place that is off the beaten path.

Lastly, if okCupid says you are 100% my enemy. I have never had a nemesis before and I am curious why okCupid thinks we should brawl.