I am blessed with many good friends, some very close, and a happy and healthy family back home in Montreal that cares to call me on a regular basis (and vice versa). But, I have long been lacking what some might call a proper girlfriend and someone I could imagine spending my life with. I guess that's why I'm here.
I love meeting new people and have enjoyed the company of many of those I have met in the years I have been in this city. But, I think I can speak for many to say that there is a certain loneliness in the crowd, especially if you're convinced by experience that the crowd thinks and lives very different from you. I grew up in a way that gave me a mindset and personality one part traditional, one part radical, all parts a little off the beaten path but always everyday upbeat and optimistic. At work and elsewhere, they call me a character. If there's something in this description that speaks to you or intrigues the living daylights out of you, then I challenge you to message me. Maybe, out in the crowd, we're the ones we've been looking for?
Otherwise, I'm hanging out in Manhattan, going to dinners, entrepreneurship/finance events, socials and a wide variety of Manhattany-type things. Occasionally, I'll go on an out of town trip, like to Boston, London, Silicon Valley or, several times a year, to visit the folks back in Montreal.
Movies: Never really had many favourite movies. I found a lot of them good. A few that stood over time: The Man Who Would be King, The Grand Budapest Hotel, American Hustle, Life of Pi, Awakenings, Lawrence of Arabia, A Bridge Too Far, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Catch Me If You Can, Joe versus the Volcano, What About Bob?, Ghostbusters, the Back to the Future trilogy, the various Star Trek movies, Spaceballs, The Rock, Memento. I'm sure I can think of others.
Shows: Boston Legal and West Wing (the earlier seasons), Star Trek (all series) have been some of my no-miss television in recent history. Lately, my meager TV watching has included Saturday Night Live, Pawn Stars, the Daily Show (the comedy is superior even if the politics aren't my cup of tea), CNBC, Futurama, Family Guy and shows about catastrophic weather.
Music: There was a time when I probably would have said classical music, but I've gotten beyond that. No real favourites hear as I never became a music connaisseur but I've become fond of lots of classic rock and many of the hits from the last 30 years. There is truly nothing like driving down the highway with good upbeat music blaring away on the stereo.
Food: Good sandwiches, good salmon, good meatloaf, good apple pie, good macaroni and cheese, good chicken soup with matzoh balls, good knishes. Really, I'm not much of a snob except when I'm tasting whiskey at the airport duty-free shop.