StrivingForMore
48Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
Me: Good condition with low miles; athletic (esp tennis!); honest; irreverent; liberal-minded; non-religious; (too) selective; empathetic; introverted (until I get to know you); overworked; underloved; often sarcastic; drug, smoke, and disease/STD-free; love kids, animals, and good-hearted people; not a "foodie" (I eat to live, and do not live to eat); love to travel, but I don't have anyone special to share the experience with. Maybe that's you?
I can't see "likes," so if you're interested, shoot me a quick message.
What I’m doing with my life
Working. Too many hours. I'm a lawyer. I work in corporate litigation at a firm in Manhattan. 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, I find it boring as hell. I'm looking for something more useful/beneficial to humanity. I'm thinking I should probably be an English teacher at a prep school or maybe join the legal dept. at Tesla. Doing whatever I can to make sure my daughter (she's 23) is happy. Paying bills. Staying fit/healthy. Playing tennis whenever possible. Occasionally riding my motorcycle. 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; crushing Trump & GOP supporters with facts
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, Roger Federer, and Ryan Gosling. Mostly Ryan Gosling ;-)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: Love 'em. A must-have at all times. Esp on the train to and from work. It's the one thing I look forward to every day. Current fav author is Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner, etc). Just finished "12 Years a Slave" and Elon Musk's biography by Ashlee Wallace. Currently reading "The Art of Racing in the Rain," by Garth Stein. So far, so good.

SHOWS: I really liked Shameless, Weeds, Breaking Bad, and Sons of Anarchy. Other than those shows, lately, I haven't seen anything on tv worth watching, aside from various documentaries on Netflix. Usually ones about WWII and the holocaust. I know, it's a little weird. But it provides perspective and knowledge.

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; Gangs of New York; the James James Bond series of movies

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 Founders Coffee stout and Matilda by Goose Island)

MUSIC: Led Zep, The Who, Soundgarden, Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pink Floyd, Wolfmother, the Doors, Steely Dan, AC/DC, Nirvana, Hall & Oates, White Stripes, Rage Against the Machine, Black Sabbath, BeeGees, Rush, Foreigner, Guns 'n' Roses, Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart/the Faces, etc.
Six things I could never do without
Music
Exercise
Something to read
Hope
Friends
Laughter
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Currently, Trumplethinskin is haunting my thoughts with the daily horrors he's engaged in. I am def NOT happy with him, his cronies, or the 62.8 million ignorant fools who voted for him.
My daughter. She's 23. I worry. Esp with Drumpf as president.
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 been 12 f'ing years. 12! 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. I'm not a big fan of bars/clubs, although I wouldn't mind shooting some pool, playing some ping pong, or catching some live music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I dislike cigarettes, rollercoasters, mayonnaise, lobster, capers, trout pouts/botoxed lips, retouched OKC photos, corpulence, 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, 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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