36 Ridgewood, 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 Landmark/Sunshine Cinema.

New York's my city and I love her dearly, and there's ALWAYS something new to explore - two weeks ago I went to Governor's Island for the first time (!!!) and loved it, and this past summer I checked out Dia: Beacon on a day trip outside the City...I adore the fact that this city will never cease to offer up new cultural activities to discover...

I'm into running - Ran my fourth marathon this past May in Colorado and am currently training for my fifth marathon - the NYC Marathon (3rd time). Trying to figure out where my next race will be - any ideas?

Like most, I love traveling - but that goes without saying, right? Took a trip to Southeast Asia this past April (Thailand and Cambodia). Still trying to figure out where to head next...

I'm a big fan of the CMJ Music festival each October, and I'm hoping to discover some new bands in a few weeks' time...

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 finally at a relatively good spot with respect to my career, though keep in mind it in no way defines who I am and what I'm about...I know that I live in the greatest city in the world and am content being here!
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 now currently reading the autobiography of Miles Davis.

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"...I also loved Linklater's "Boyhood," and loved it...

Shows: Your typical HBO fare...I'm getting into "Vinyl", and I know I'm late to the game but I just finished watching "Parks & Recreation" and loved it!

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, indie rock stuff like Bear Hands, Animal Collective. 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.).
The 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. Red wine
I spend a lot of time thinking about
where I'll travel to next...I think I may have to head to Africa...
On a typical Friday night I am
out with friends!!!
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 interested in meeting a legitimately down-to-earth guy who can hold a decent conversation, who's fascinated by the City and world in which we live, and who can turn me on to new places to travel...