NYC-dude
43Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
I'm embarrassed by my uncreative screen name. I really just wanted to look around this site at first, and so hurried through the process of creating a profile, ASSUMING that I'd have the chance to change my name if I wanted to. Nope. Doesn't work that way, apparently. I promise I'm really much more clever than the screen name suggests.

I think I'm going to start keeping a list of alternate screen names, for if I WERE able to change it:

MonopileDonutFender
ESQuizzle
LegalSeagull
Pfffffffffffffft
RunningTheAsylum
EatWithYourHands
CatWithYourHands
NeverNotSexy
AccidentallyCelib8
WebsurferRosa

I'm a displaced Southerner (no accent, so I'm told) still learning how to cope with NYC. After 12 years in Manhattan, I escaped to Brooklyn (Dumbo, specifically), and it's the BEST decision I could have made. It's so beautiful, and so much QUIETER! Five years here now and loving it.

I love just about anything British. Television, films, comedy, music. Even the food. Seriously. I lived in London for about six months right after graduation from college and try to go back to visit whenever possible.
What I’m doing with my life
Earlier this year, I gave up a life as an entertainment lawyer to manage a local musician. It's been terrifying and might turn out to be impractical, but I'm so excited I made the move. I just couldn't stand the idea of waking up a lawyer every day for the rest of my life, and finally pulled the trigger to set myself free and look for something I might enjoy more.

I also have my own fake "band", made up of me and a friend for over twenty years. He lives in a different state, so we write and record music remotely.

I like to go running, and wish I did it more often and knew more interesting places to run. My ideal morning starts with a run, picking up a coffee on the way home, then chilling to music and doing a good crossword puzzle. Mmm...
I’m really good at
Being humble? ...Not great at answering this type of question. I'm generally a self-deprecating kind of guy, but mostly just because I'm put off by people who brag. I am really good with with kids and dogs. If only it were as easy with human adults...
The first things people usually notice about me
I used to have what I thought was a HILARIOUS answer here, but I've started to think that maybe not EVERYONE would feel the same way, especially if you don't yet know my sense of humor. So I'm deleting that old answer and seeing how it goes.

The true but boring answer is probably my blue eyes or usually long-ish hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music is the big one here: I live and breathe it. Got to have it on all the time. I tend towards indie rock, and stuff that makes me nostalgic for the good ole days. A small selection of favorites: Replacements, Robyn Hitchcock, Beatles, Andrew Bird, Nick Drake, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Billy Bragg & Wilco (individually, but not so much the Woody Guthrie albums they did together), Too Much Joy, Gravel Pit, Pixies, Ryan Adams, Bright Eyes, Sleigh Bells, Titus Andronicus, Jaymay. I'm an encyclopedia of early 80's music. I know everyone here says it, but I mean it. Really.

As for movies and TV, I tend to gravitate towards dark and/or clever comedies or geeky sci-fi stuff. Fave movies: Ghostbusters, Rushmore, Big Lebowski, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Blade Runner. Fave TV: Daily Show/Colbert Report, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Homeland, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Doctor Who, Walking Dead, Mad Men, Battlestar Galactica, The Wire, Freaks and Geeks, anything on Adult Swim.

I promise that I never use the word "fave" in normal conversation.

I'm into comedy, particularly the "alternative" scene here in NYC. I love going to see comedy shows at The Bell House, Union Hall, UCB, etc. I regularly listen to comedy podcasts "WTF With Marc Maron" and "Comedy Bang Bang". Good stuff.

I wish I were a bigger reader, but I'm still blaming college for burnout. Just finished the George R.R. Martin "Song of Fire and Ice" books (what can I say? I'm a dork!) and am biding my time until the next one. Some of the authors I'll always go back to: Tolkien, Vonnegut, Pratchett, William S. Burroughs, Hunter S. Thompson.

Food? I will always be a pizza & burger guy at heart...my cholesterol-clogged heart.
Six things I could never do without
1) Music
2) A guitar
3) My friends
4) TV (sad but true)
5) My dog
6) My other dog

(please don't tell my family they didn't make the cut)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything. I'm really trying to learn to stop over-thinking everything and just have a good time without always working so hard.
On a typical Friday night I am
I love nothing more than a quiet Friday night and going to be early. Now that I'm self-employed in the music biz, I tend to go out a lot more on other nights, but something still just feels so good about taking it easy on Fridays...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like taking self-portrait photographs of myself on my phone in bathroom mirrors when I'm drunk. I've got 89 of them at last count. I guess this isn't such a private confession since I post them all to Facebook. [UPDATE: I officially closed this chapter of my life back in Jan. '13. I was tired of being known as "the bathroom picture guy" and had to shed that moniker]
You should message me if
You're interested in maybe hanging out in person soon.
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