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My self-summary
I live in Flatbush, Brooklyn -- my apartment is in the neighborhood of Midwood -- close to the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Kensington, Windsor Terrace, Park Slope, Ditmas Park.... I moved to NYC in 1997, a couple years after I got my college degree (history major) in my hometown of Vancouver, Canada. I am an 'NY Times' reader, bicyclist and jogger, lover of classical music. I work for the New York City civil-service as a paralegal.
What I’m doing with my life
Outside of work I spend my time appreciating art in galleries and museums; reading the NY Times and nonfiction books (especially history, politics, sociology); enjoying lots of music (rock and classical mostly)....
I’m really good at
The three R's -- reading, (w)riting, (a)rithmetic. Also good at navigating the city -- have been here almost twenty years, feel like I know the ropes pretty well (though there's always room for improvement).
The first things people usually notice about me
A slight accent that can be hard to place -- it's western-Canadian.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Rock... have seen "live" these rock bands/acts: Clash, Iggy Pop, Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann, Devo, Ramones, Black Flag, Steely Dan, Dead Kennedys, Motorhead, Fountains of Wayne, Juliana Hatfield. I rarely go to rock concerts nowadays, I'd like to change that. (I do frequent classical-music concerts, though.)
Am a big fan of Randy Newman, John Lennon, old (pre-1980) Springsteen, Lou Reed, Kate Bush.

Like to read poetry.

Films: all Woody Allen stuff, Animal House, Serpico, Blues Brothers, Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, film noir, documentaries.
Six things I could never do without
exercise -- jogging, rowing-machine, cycling... just discovered elliptical machines at the gym, too!
the New York Times
*music* -- such as 90s "alternative rock"....
Bic ballpoint pens
seltzer water and a daily bagel
I spend a lot of time thinking about
politics and government; the American political scene; art; New York City; psychology...
On a typical Friday night I am
in the West Village, where I frequent a health-food restaurant on Sixth Avenue... en route to a museum that's open late on Friday nights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Most people on OK Cupid dodge this question, it seems -- perhaps I'll do the same! But I'll own up to having an interest in religion, though I am a professed agnostic.
You should message me if
I don't have any "deal-breakers", let me mention some "pluses" -- I especially welcome women who are "in therapy", who like to exercise, who are interested in politics, history, psychology, art, music, painting....
The two of us