StrivingForMore
47 Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
Me: Good condition with very low miles; athletic (esp tennis!); honest; irreverent; liberal-minded; non-religious; selective; empathetic; overworked; underloved; often sarcastic; drug, smoke, and disease/STD-free; love kids, animals, and good-hearted people. Btw, I can't see "likes," so if you're interested, shoot me a quick message.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a lawyer. I work in corporate litigation. Currently, I go after the "bad guys" (i.e., banks that screw people over). It's a living, but it def does not define me. In fact, it's quite boring, and many of the people I work with are complete assholes. So I'm looking for something more useful/beneficial to humanity. I'm thinking I should probably be an English teacher. I need to look into that. Doing whatever I can to make sure my daughter (she's 22) is happy. Paying bills. Staying fit/healthy. Saving up for a nice home/farm with a pool, tennis court, and a big-ass yard for the rescue dogs/animals and chilluns that I want to have. Someday soon, I hope...
I’m really good at
Handling the details; being a dad; taking care of kids; tennis; writing/editing; listening to & observing others; cracking jokes; planning vacations (Portugal, India, and Cuba are next, I think); knowing near-useless info about cars and motorcycles.
The first things people usually notice about me
No clue. Probably that I'm short, pale, and bald. I've been mistaken for Scott Hamilton, Ed Harris, and Ryan Gosling. Mostly Ryan Gosling ;-)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: Just finished reading Keith Richards' bio ("Life") and Slash's bio ("Slash"). Both were quite good. Recommended, if you want some insight into how the truly debaucherous and drug addled have lived (and survived). Fascinating. I read as much as I can. Esp on the train to and from work. It's the one thing I look forward to every day.
SHOWS: I really liked Shameless, Weeds, Breaking Bad, and Sons of Anarchy. Haven't watched much of anything lately though. There's nothing on. And I just cut the cord and dropped cable. So there's Netflix. Which I rarely have time for. Although I binged on "Hell on Wheels" last weekend and it's pretty good.
FAV MOVIES: Airplane!; Caddyshack; Fast Times at Ridgemont High; Cool Hand Luke; Office Space; The African Queen; No Country for Old Men; Dumb & Dumber; Deliverance; Gumball Rally; Pulp Fiction; The Godfather; Inglorious Basterds; Blood Diamond; Fargo; Meatballs!; My Cousin Vinny; Contact; James Bond
FOOD: I don't think animals should be killed for our mere culinary pleasure, so I do my best to avoid animal flesh. No cow, pig, lamb, etc. I'm not a nutcase about it, but I do my what I can. Every life matters. Thai, Indian, Japanese, Mexican; and Italian are my favs (esp pizza from Roberta's In Bushwick!); craft beer (esp Matilda by Goose Island)
MUSIC: Led Zep, Soundgarden, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pink Floyd, Wolfmother, the Doors, Steely Dan, AC/DC, Nirvana, Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, White Stripes, Rage Against the Machine, Black Sabbath, BeeGees, Rush, Guns 'n' Roses, Rolling Stones, etc.
The six things I could never do without
Music
Exercise
Something to read
Hope
Friends
Laughter
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My daughter. She's 22. I worry.
Animals' plight. Or, more accurately, our willingness to ignore the torture and murder of animals so that we can enjoy the fleeting pleasure of eating their flesh. If I was king, I'd ban all killing of animals for food. We'd get over it. We don't need hot dogs, steak, pulled pork, lamb chops, hamburgers, chicken parm, etc. We just don't. Ugh. :-(
Massive income inequality in the U.S.
Hungry children.
Water and air pollution and global warming.
Meeting someone nice. As in kind. And funny. Who is single. And attracted to me. I worry that's never going to happen. It's a lonely world out there. Gotta change that.
On a typical Friday night I am
...either at the gym, playing tennis, or at home, online, looking for a more interesting job and where to go on my next vacation.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I dislike rollercoasters, mayonnaise, lobster, capers, cigarettes, trout pouts, corpulence, Kim Kardashian, poorly maintained teeth, and most Republicans.
You should message me if
...you are kind, have a great sense of humor, you aren't self-absorbed, have no STD's, like to laugh, are liberal-minded, like kids and animals, are not super-religious or married, are not corpulent (sorry, but I'm 139 lbs, and obese women just don't turn me on), and don't smoke. Also, if you're cold, emotionally distant, repressed, mean-spirited, bitter, angry, racist, or spiteful, then we won't be a good match.
If you like what you've read, shoot me a message. If I think there might be a spark, we'll meet for a drink and/or a bite to eat. Thx!
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