36Ridgewood, United States
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My self-summary
Here's a snap-shot:

I dig rambling conversations while exploring the City, (boozy) Sunday brunches, writing random Chuck Klosterman-esque essays, spending time with family (especially my adorable niece and nephew), trying to "cook" new things, reading whatever I can get my hands on, checking out museums/art galleries, pub trivia, indie rock shows and indie/foreign films at the Angelika or Landmark Sunshine Cinema.

New York's my city and I love her dearly, and there's ALWAYS something new to explore I adore the fact that this city will never cease to offer up new cultural activities to discover...

I'm into running - I've run 9 marathons thus far, and trying to run a marathon in all 50 states - 7 states down, and I'm doing the Atlanta Marathon in March 2017...any suggestions?

Like most people, I love traveling - but that goes without saying, right? Took a trip to Costa Rica last April. Still trying to figure out where to head next...

I'm a big fan of indie rock music (and live music in general), and dig seeing shows at the Mercury Lounge or Bowery Ballroom...I just saw Kamasi Washington at Brooklyn Bowl the other night...

I could say much more, but for now I'll keep it short and simple...
What I’m doing with my life
Living it. I'm trying to figure out the next step of my career, and am curious to see what 2017 will bring!
I’m really good at
picking out cool stuff to do (i.e. new bars/mom & pop coffee shops, interesting museum exhibits, showing off NYC), making awesome hummus, and surprising myself.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes (cheesy, but probably true).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Top books: There's so many, but for now let's go with Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye," Steinbeck's "East of Eden," and Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections." I read Hanya Yanigara's "A Little Life" and loved it, and I'm currently reading Haruki Murakami's "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle."

Top films: Again, so tough, but for now I'll go with "American Beauty," "Shawshank Redemption," and some foreign stuff, like "L'auberge Espagnole" and its sequel, "Russian Dolls" and stuff by Jean-Pierre Jeunet ("Amelie") or Fatih Akin ("Head On"). I'm also a HUGE Woody Allen fan and also like stuff like "Before Sunrise"/"Before Sunset"/"Before Midnight"...Most recently I saw "La La Land" and liked it (but thought it was a bit over-rated), but "Moonlight" lives up to the hype...

Shows: A steady diet of HBO and Netflix...I'm finally getting through "Game of Thrones" and love "High Maintenance" (even before HBO I dug it) and "Insecure", and I know I'm late to the game but I just finished watching "Parks & Recreation" and loved it! On Netflix, I am getting through "The OA" and "Jessica Jones", and dig "Narcos", "OITNB", etc.

Top bands: U2, Beatles, Weezer, R.E.M., Beastie Boys, '90's grunge (i.e. Nirvana, Soundgarden, etc.), Led Zep, the Police, Arcade Fire, Fiona Apple, the Roots, A Tribe Called Quest (their new album is GREAT!), indie rock stuff like Bear Hands, Animal Collective, the XX, etc.. I've also recently discovered Frank Ocean (yeah, I know I'm a bit late to the party...).

Food: I love sampling the variety of ethnic foods the City has to offer (i.e. Ethiopian, Thai, Indian, etc.).
Six things I could never do without
1. My family & friends
2. Access to a beach (hence why I've no desire to move to Kansas...although that's certainly not the only reason why I'll never move there)
3. Access to indie/foreign/arthouse movie theatres
4. A good pair of running sneakers
5. iPod
6. A tangible book/magazine while riding the subway
I spend a lot of time thinking about
where I'll travel to next...I think I may hope to head to Vietnam in 2017...
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends? Binge-watching a Netflix series? Hopefully not on OK Cupid?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think I'm ready for a serious relationship...my friends would be surprised to hear me say that.
You should message me if
you're spontaneous, sometimes silly and self-deprecating, and interested in meeting a legitimately down-to-earth guy who is opinionated and can hold a decent conversation.
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