When it says in my profile that I am only looking for friends- this is the total truth. It's not code for anything nor is it hiding a secret of some other true desire.
I am telling you this because I don't want to you to write me a message or put in any effort thinking it's going to change my mind. I want you to go spend some quality time writing a good message to someone who really would like to hear from you and get to know you. I know she's out there. And I know that OkC has oodles of success stories.
But just know, I'm not a success story. I'm just another oddity you have stumbled upon in your search.
I belong in the 1990s.
I'm a bit behind on movies. I have a few loves like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Harold and Maude, The Princess Bride, those sorts of 'classics', if you will. But I've never seen Jaws or The Godfather or Apocalypse Now. I do like Star Wars, I'm not a superfan, but on a rainy day I'd be happy to watch the movies again.
With that said, I kind of like TV better. A movie tends to be a one shot 2 hour deal, where a good tv show, you can cozy up and get to know the characters and immerse yourself in their world for a longer period of time and I really enjoy that. Some favs: American Horror Story: Asylum, Bones, The Good Wife, Pushing Daisies, Chuck, Battlestar Gallactica, HIMYM (although I hope this is the last season!).
As far as music I tend to like college radio stuff from the 90s and early aughts. Sometimes popular, sometimes obscure. Right now I am enjoying Dum Dum Girls, Neil Halstead, Modest Mouse, Mates of State, Camera Obscura, Dirty Projectors, Rilo Kiley.
I love all sorts of food and that's one of my favorite things about NYC is the many different options available.
Electric kettle- because I love tea and am very absent minded. It's one of those things you never knew you needed until you have it.
The feeling of cut grass between my toes. As soon as spring arrives I love going to Central Park, taking off my shoes and just walking. I don't care about the funny looks or the many dangers my feet may face, there is something really magical about that feeling that is worth it.
People. I'm trying to avoid the cliche ones but this is the one thing I really can't deny putting on the list. The times I've been most happy in my life, the time I've felt most precious has been spent with people. With friends, family, strangers, students, teachers, singing bus drivers etc.
The music of Belle and Sebastian - there is such a magic to their music. It inspires me to pursue all the beautiful, wonderful, tangible things in the world.
I don't remember anything but you.
You want to just hang out in NYC and do something in the park, or go to a museum, or just wander around the city.
I'd love to meet and see what kind of relationship we can grow together, organically. I want to follow my heart, not a formula.