I have a soft spot for witty banter, sweatshirt weather, adventures, NPR, making people laugh, and jogging in places where barking dogs do not exist.
Proudest feats include a year in AmeriCorps and a cross-country bike trip. Also I once convinced Bob Saget to record my voicemail…
My favorite people tend to be those who will quietly discuss a New Yorker article about health care then binge drink to win a game; who will hike a mountain then waste an afternoon joking around on the couch; who will listen attentively to others then enrich a conversation with vivacity and wit. In other words, those who aren’t too worried about being something in particular (and can therefore enjoy doing all kinds of things).
Enduring awkward situations
Finding a way to pick friends up when it's clear they really need it
A frightening rendition of The Robot dance move (that's been compared to the Terminator)
MOVIES: The Royal Tenenbaums; It’s A Wonderful Life; The Shawshank Redemption; Apocalypse Now; the Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Before Sunrise trilogies; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Borat; Groundhog Day; and Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.
SHOWS: The Wire, The Colbert Report, Freaks & Geeks, Seinfeld, Breaking Bad, Parks and Rec, Louie, Archer
MUSIC: The Arcade Fire, The Beatles, Etta James, Vampire Weekend, Sufjan Stevens, Paul Simon. I feel like I listen to a little bit of everything but when I turn on the radio I feel pretty out of touch because I don’t know any of it.
FOOD: I'm a vegan but am about as unjudgey about it as one can get. I really don't care what you eat (unless it's olives...#gross). I also really like cereal. Visitors to my apartment usually compliment and/or mock my 10-15 box cereal shelf.
People to talk to
Potential adventures to go on
How to solve all the world's unsolvable problems
How to be happiest
Whether the second avenue subway construction is really just the cover for an elaborate, Oceans 11-style heist from an uptown bank
Playful, sarcastic banter is a native language of yours, but so is the sincere, meaty discussion.
You care an awful lot about the people around you and the world at large, but you still love some dark humor and can still find a way to laugh even when it feels like everything’s going to hell (cough cough Trump presidency cough).
And you’re looking for a kick-ass equal.