Rmatto
29 Chicago, United States
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My self-summary
Chicago native living in Wicker Park. Voracious reader looking for recommendations. Vegetarian and a pretty decent decent cook (although baking eludes me for the most part). Lover of road trips, baseball games, documentaries on Netflix, good beer, reading the paper on Sunday mornings, and the company of good friends.
What I’m doing with my life
Working in a copywriting/editing gig. Attempting to teach myself some computer coding skills. Reading. Trying to enjoy what's left of my 20s. Occasionally going to shows and stuff, but not going to nearly enough museums.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Always attempting to broaden my literary horizons, not always succeeding. J.R.R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ann Leckie, Neil Gaiman, Kurt Vonnegut, Connie Willis, Kim Stanley Robinson, Aaron Cometbus. Margaret Atwood, John Scalzi, Jonathan Safran Foer, Brandon Sanderson. Also, books about history and anything related to science.

People keep telling me to read The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, but I read 1Q84 and it turned me off Murakami. Is it worth reading?

I have a Kindle, and while it is pretty useful sometimes, I still prefer real books.

Music:
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Lemuria, Green Day, The Both, Elvis Costello, Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil, Pinhead Gunpowder, Sleater-Kinney, Laura Stevenson, Basia Bulat

Food:
Non-judgmental vegetarian. I enjoy cooking and would like to think I'm halfway decent at it. Favorites include avocados, lentils, most breakfast foods, pinto beans, cheesecake, smooth peanut butter, mango, burritos, and raspberries. I've never really liked chocolate cake. The best breakfast place in the city is Tre Kronor in Albany Park. Trying to bake doesn't usually turn out that well for me, but I have a recipe for peanut butter cookies that always gets rave reviews.

TV:
Baseball (Go Cubs!), Orphan Black, Veep, Dr. Who, Broad City, Better Call Saul, Brooklyn 99, Last Week Tonight, Louie,
The six things I could never do without
A Book
My Friends
Another book (for when I finish the first one)
Public Transit (I hate driving)
Good music
A refreshing beer
On a typical Friday night I am
Out having a drink (or several) with or hanging out with my roommates. Occasionally seeing a show.
You should message me if
You want to let me cook for you (or we can cook together). You want to read and talk about books together. You'd like to catch a show together or want to check out an interesting museum exhibit somewhere. Or, you just want to grab a drink or something to eat and see how things go from there.
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