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 on a internal engineering support team. Reading. Enjoying what's left of my 20's. Going to shows, trying new bars and restaurants, playing board games with friends, exploring Chicago. Not going to nearly enough museums.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books -

Currently reading: Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous World by Christina Lamb (it's pretty good!)

Fiction: J.R.R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ann Leckie, Alice Munroe, Neil Gaiman, Kurt Vonnegut, Connie Willis, Kim Stanley Robinson, Aaron Cometbus, Margaret Atwood, John Scalzi, Jonathan Safran Foer, Brandon Sanderson. I've been looking expand my taste in fiction recently, so any and all recommendations are appreciated.

Nonfiction: American history, Chicago history, science, baseball.

I have a Kindle, and while it is pretty useful sometimes, I still prefer real books. Also, the Kindle doesn't look as good sitting on a shelf.

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, Westworld, Better Call Saul, Brooklyn 99, Last Week Tonight, Jessica Jones, Master of None.
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 friends or coworkers, staying in and watching a movie or reading a book, maybe seeing a show.
You should message me if
You want to grab dinner and talk about books together. You're looking for someone to go to shows and museums with. Or you just want to meet up for a drink and see if we connect.
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