MaxGotham
31 Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
I like people who read and think on a regular basis. I love to cook. I talk a lot (I've been told about interesting things but that may have been an attempt to spare insult). I'm pretty irreverent but kind. I'm intellectual but in a modestly self loathing way. I consider embarrassing myself on a frequent basis healthy.

I like people who interrupt, debate, employ sarcasm but try to practice it responsibly. I don't like women who think being ditzy is sexy. I like people who are passionate about what they do and don't feel bashful about sharing their knowledge.

My ideal day could easily fit into a single city block: outdoor markets, book stores, shisha cafes, restaurants with no menus, bars with no TV.....I love New York and am a city boy (although I grew up in the Rockies and miss them dearly).

On weekends I take marathon walks crossing multiple boroughs. I like traveling to places that have neither Disney parks nor spring break packages. I've lived and worked in several different countries and am constantly scheming on how to visit more.
What I’m doing with my life
Teaching, studying, researching, writing. Not exactly in that order.
I’m really good at
Making big dinners with my friends and family, chatting and making everyone wait while cooking with a glass of wine in my hand is a specialty. Devouring books. Getting lost.
The first things people usually notice about me
My gravelly voice probably....I feel like this box is meant for people who are seven feet tall or proportioned like a Tyson chicken.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Dr. Strangelove, Groundhog day, Brazil, Rififi, All About My Mother, Dead Man, Yellow Submarine, Talk to Her, Viridiana, Harlan County USA, Underground, Sunset Boulevard

books: Milan Kundera, Kurt Vonnegut, Margaret Atwood, Joseph Roth, Philip Roth, Salman Rushdie, Susan Sontag, Mating by Norman Rush, David Harvey, Pierre Bourdieu, Borges, Arthur Miller- Tropic of Capricorn, Joseph Conrad, Hilary Mantel, The Master and Margarita, Dorothy Parker, Frank O'Hara, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Amos Oz, Kiran Desai- The Inheritance of Loss, lots of academic shit. Just finished and thoroughly enjoyed the first two Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante. Gonna try and ration out the second two books in the series.

TV: haven't had one in years but...The Wire and Twin Peaks.

music: Reggaeton, awful pop music, jazz, 70s rock, spanish pop. My hipster batting average is probably really low because I can't fill in this part with tactfully obscure indie bands...My musical taste is underdeveloped. I'm the wine cooler to the Grand Cru I guess.

food: Giving new meaning to omnivore. Paella may be my favorite dish but that's only because it's so all-encompassing....I'll try anything but I particularly like spicy food. I like to apply a shock and awe style of eating by challenging myself with almost anything (crickets, live squid, frogs). My bourgie secret is that I could eat sushi for every meal although I have been told that this would probably kill me via mercury poisoning.
The six things I could never do without
espresso, aimless wandering, beaten passport for aimless wandering, good book, elaborate culinary schemes, wine
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next trip for work, vacation, or [maybe] a place to flee when right wing nationalists take over this country and start sending dissenters to gulags.
On a typical Friday night I am
Most likely in a bar but would be happy to be in a restaurant, movie, lecture, walk, cooking, chilling in a backyard. Anything that involves laughing, joking, chatting, and let's be frank: a cold beverage.

Or maybe drinking a glass of wine in bed with a good book. Come on, don't pretend like you never drink wine in bed...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Not a pet person although I like short visits with other people's animals.
You should message me if
Quick-witted, sassy, left-wing humans apply above.
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