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My self-summary
Brand new to NYC. Again. Seattle for the two years before that. I still need to de-PNW this profile.

I'm not a "regular guy," as so many here seem to claim. I'm too curious about everything around me to be regular. I laugh too easily to be regular (I can be kind of goofy, but I'm ok with that.)

I'm very driven, and mostly have my stuff together. Mostly. I'm still slowly replacing all my Ikea furniture with better things. As much as I love my career, I love my own time more. Especially travel. What's better than being lost in a new city or on a beach with a book?

I love wearing suits and wish Seattle gave me more opportunities to do so.

I'm also extremely amused by the "not all men" meme. Or, rather, the response from most men. I don't get all the privilege denying.,

I/ENTP/J. Any time I've been tested, I fall right in the middle of those 4. I also don't put much stock in these.
What I’m doing with my life
I do corporate strategy.
I'm an AVP at a major beauty company (don't judge too hard - it's a new title and I'm pretty proud.) Before that I worked in fashion, and before that I was in video games. I can talk endlessly about all three subjects. It's an addiction
I’m really good at
I think everything, depending on the day.
I'm excellent at school. I've got degrees in English, Computer Science, Law and Business. My most recent degree is technically in strategy and decision sciences. This means I'm amazing at throwing out buzzwords.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I dress well. Usually. I feel like how you dress is often a consideration for others.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read a ton. TV and movies, a bit less so. Honestly, I don't think that lists of books and movies define chemistry - I've had great relationships with people I don't overlap enormously with as far as taste. What's important is that you like the right kinds of things together.

I will say, though, bonus points if you dislike Chuck Palahniuk, who is like the Tucker Max of fiction (though Tucker probably already wears that crown.)

I do think Archer is the funniest show in years. I also watch Community, Justified, GoT, Fargo, Orphan Black, Party Down - all the internet nerd approved shows.
Music-wise, I listened to a ton of synth as a child, metal as a high schooler, hardcore in my late teens and early 20s, and I'm back to synth. Cold Cave, Ladyhawke, EMA, etc.

I just finished The Handmaid's Tale. That didn't feel 30 years old.
Six things I could never do without
1) People
2) Books
3) Sunshine. Lots and lots of sunshine.
4) Iced Tea
5) Fun. I can have it anywhere. It really depends a lot of #1 up there.
6) You. See what I did there? Suave, wasn't it? Like Rico Suave suave. Rico.... suave...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything. As I mentioned, I enjoy figuring out how things work. It used to be more mechanical, but these days I like watching a business and trying to figure out their P&L and operating model. It's more entertaining than you'd expect.
On a typical Friday night I am
Being new in town and not knowing anyone, I'm either sitting at a bar in a restaurant eating dinner and watching the crowd, or I'm reading.
Otherwise, I'd always be at a restaurant with a group of friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I talk to my parents like 4 times a week. Is that weird? I call them on my walk home from work and regale them with amazing stories about the West Coast. They're fascinated by Cars2Go!
Lastly, having come from the sunglasses world, I'd say one of the biggest turn-offs for me, other than not reading, is a pair of outdated glasses.

And, c'mon people, put an answer here! "Heehee, I wouldn't admit that on the internet" isn't a valid answer to "what's the most private thing you're willing to admit on the internet?"
You should message me if
- You're local.
- You're interesting.
- You're intelligent.
- You're a lot of fun to be around.
- You know more about my new home than I do (and considering I've barely been here, that's pretty much all of you.)
- You can teach me something new. I don't mean that as an innuendo - I'm most interested in being around people that are knowledgeable in areas I am not and can teach me things
- You are ok knowing that everything I know about fishing I learned from Lars Von Trier
The two of us