You’re not a cubicle girl (even if you happen to work in one, you don’t let it define who you are) and you’re not looking for a cubicle guy (I used to be surrounded by them).
You’re not crazy. (You know this line needed to be its own paragraph).
When you ask “what do you do?” it’s to make conversation and not to check off another box as you seek middle-class comforts from a guy. And you also have an answer for my follow-up to that question, “what charities or non-profits do you support or work with?”
Originally from Long Island and lived in NYC for the past 7 years, I am realistic while being optimistic and having seen a lot, I’m confident and not easily rattled which is why the humorous comments fly.
I am often able to provide new insights into what’s happening very soon after watching or listening intently.
And after hanging out with me, you will find a new way of seeing the world.
So far it’s been the second-best decision of my life. It’s a great feeling to help people grow intellectually and creatively. And with an entrepreneurial streak, there’s every intention to do even more by starting my own education-related enterprise soon – either a school or a non-profit that advocates for the students I’m devoted to.
I’ve also been getting back into cooking a lot more for myself so you better be ready for an Iron Chef-type battle in the kitchen.
Emailing and texting with proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation at all times.
Creating online dating profiles. You’re still reading this one.
In memory of my former career, I created this in response to someone challenging me to "create the worst profile ever without a dick picture."
Music: That’s for you to find out.
Shows: The Wire, Seinfeld, Breaking Bad, Louie, 24, South Park, Sunday News shows, and sports
Movies: The best TV shows have been a lot better than all but the very best movies over the past decade.
It’s a Wonderful Life, Glengarry Glen Ross, Boiler Room, Memento, Naked Gun, Airplane, The Usual Suspects, Terminator 1 & 2, Robocop, The Exorcist, Field of Dreams, The Matrix, Star Wars, the Wizard of Oz, Adaptation, Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather I & II
(Favorite movies = seen the most times. Best movies… that’s something we can discuss)
Non-Fiction: Story, Four Hour Workweek / Body / Chef, Happy Hour is For Amateurs, The Writer's Journey, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, The Lost Majority, Sperm Wars, Hilarity Ensues, The Moral Animal, Power Screenwriting, The Way of the Superior Man, The Lucifer Principle
Fiction: The Godfather, The Alchemist, Animal Farm
The above books were not just read leisurely; they were also underlined and asterisked and lingered over.
My creative writing over the past 15 years
Meeting out with friends for a few drinks
Going to a comedy club
Going to a concert
You want to show off Dallas and other parts of Texas in an exploratory adventure.
Also if you are just as comfortable and have as much fun at a wine bar as you do shooting zombies at a Dave & Busters. It's one thing if you're not into wine and can still have a good time, but if you can't kill zombies then you're of little help to me and to society very soon. Just look at what's happening with Ebola for God's sake!