41 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a recovering MASShole (translation: I grew up in small town Massachusetts). I've been in NYC for 10 years. I live in the Lower East Side; I love it. Other things I love: house parties, open bars, rooftops, nytimes.com, knit ties, blue suede sneakers, cheesey romantic comedies set in London or NYC, tile mosaics, the words "eclectic" "vertigo" and "wry," the Earth, Wind and Fire song "Dancing in September," the brand-new 6 trains, the Mud truck and cafe.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in education policy/government, aka trying to save the world, aka do-gooder stuff.
I’m really good at
Witty banter (email, text, in person. pick your poison.)
Crossing the line
Realizing i crossed the line and quickly apologizing. (sorry!)
Knowing when to mind my manners and impress your mother
Raising one eye-brow and expressing a look that says "SERIOUSLY?!"
The first things people usually notice about me
Hour 1: Why won't this guy talk?
Hour 2: Why won't this guy shut up?

(Hour 3: "Why is this guy giving me a survey asking me what I just noticed about him?")
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
REM, Garbage, Rolling Stones, U2, Fleetwood Mac, No Doubt, Mumford & Sons, Janet - Miss Jackson If You're Nasty, Rufus Wainwright, Macy Gray, Madonna (as mandated by gay law), JT, lots of classic rock/pop stuff in the juke box.

The Bluest Eye, Common Ground, There Are No Children Here, In Cold Blood, Super Fudge, The Great Gatsby, High Fidelity, Me Talk Pretty One Day, The Alienist, trashy paperback thrillers

trashy reality tv - Bravo shows, Modern Family, Three's Company, Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, Rachel Maddow, Morning Joe

Pitch Perfect! Breakfast Club, shopgirl, The Silence of the Lambs, Mean Girls, Se7en, Goonies, big, Welcome to the Dollhouse and Happiness (just cuz they freak people out), Brokeback Mountain (obvi), Dreamgirls (I get to put down 1 musical, right?)
The six things I could never do without
Let's keep it to people, shall we? Otherwise I look shallow naming off material items. Drum Roll.....

My tailor. (No, really, I have a great tailor.)

My barber. (No really, I have a great barber.)

My oldest friends.

My newest friends.

My family. (Uh, did I instinctively put my tailor and my barber before my friends and family? Well, *maybe* if my mother knew how to fit a good suit jacket...)

My coffee cart guy by work, the one who heckles and mocks his customers, yet gets them coming back for more everyday.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How OKCupid makes a profit.
On a typical Friday night I am
telling myself I should stay home and get some rest, and then changing my mind and meeting friends in the EV. (I'll stay home *next* Friday, I swear.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That I just looked at the little summary at the top of this page and thought "Ha ha, it says I'm 40! Well that's a mistake." And then realized...it wasn't.
I'm going to spin that anecdote to mean that I'm just "young at heart"...yep, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
You should message me if
...you're the kind of guy who knows the words to "Baby Got Back" AND to the Gettysburg Address (...or at least knows the gist of each). The kind of guy who gets on board the "Love Train" when it rolls by at a wedding. The kind of guy who can channel surf between Real Housewives and Meet the Press. The kind of guy who helped that lady carry her baby stroller up the train station steps this morning. You know the one. Be That Guy.