36Astoria, United States
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My self-summary
I grew up in the theatre. My parents ran a summer-stock my entire life, and I did around ten plays a year until I was in my mid twenties. I ran the snack bar at age eleven, and ran the paint shop at seventeen, all while being the resident kid for any shows that needed a child on stage. I was an astonishingly bad actor as a child. Like, kid from The Phantom Menace quality. I got pretty good eventually, but thinking about myself in Camelot still makes me feel a bit ill.

Currently I manage a high end Italian restaurant. I like my job quite a bit, even if it regularly requires pacifying the over-entitled.

I love to cook. I spend at least one day a week making something elaborate from scratch. It doesn't always end well. That's what delivery is for.

For fun, I generally do things with friends like play cards, board games, and going about town. I have the good fortune to know a lot of smart, fun, and talented people. Please don't tell any of them I said that, I have a reputation to maintain.
What I’m doing with my life
Working, taking random classes, learning about anything that strikes my fancy, and spending the maximum amount of time I can surrounded by people I love. Assistant directing a movie soon.

I really try to learn 5-10 things every day. Not for any particular reason, I just want to understand everything. EVERYTHING. Part of my nature is the need to constantly find out how things work. I consequently don't like watching illusionists.
I’m really good at
Board games, card games, volleyball, cooking, and internet-fu. I also have a really good memory, which isn't always super fun.

Possibly okay at painting, acting, singing, and annunciation.
The first things people usually notice about me
If the subway system is any indicator, I really look like I know how to get wherever the tourists want to go.

If I took a poll though, I think most people notice my sense of humor and my voice first. I sound like I should be doing radio, from what I've been told. The defining three traits according to my friends are my intelligence, my wit, and my kindness. I question their judgement.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Song of Ice and Fire, Stephen King, Infinite Jest, anything by Orwell or Vonnegut. I'll read just about anything.

Comedians - John Mulaney, Louis CK, and Carlin.

TV - Arrested Development, Archer, Dr. Who, It's Always Sunny, TNG, and most HBO shows. Reruns of old sitcoms are like comfort food.

Movies - The Princess Bride, Unforgiven, Amélie, Quentin Tarantino

Music - Decemberists, Soul Coughing, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Pink Floyd, Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Bob Dylan, Queen

Podcasts - Radiolab, This American Life, Serial, Invisibilia, Planet Money, Freakonomics, The Bugle

I also have a deep and abiding love for Calvin and Hobbes.
Six things I could never do without
1) Humor
2) Honesty
3) Coffee
4) Cheese
5) Cheese
6) Cheese
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Good lord, that's an open ended question. I debate just about everything in my mind with myself. I love trying to puzzle out the truth of things, whatever they may be. Forcing yourself to try to constantly see new sides to problems is really rewarding.

Or I might be remembering a recipe I saw a year ago, and wondering why I never made it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends. Usually playing some type of card/board game, and drinking an irresponsible amount of whiskey. Possibly going on some random adventure in the city.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm loyal and empathetic to my own detriment.

I'm also an absolutely terrible speller. Four years of AP English and I can never remember how to spell anything. I can't even remember the spellings of things later in the day after looking it up. If auto-correct and Google didn't exist, my writing would have the spelling mistakes of a fifth grader.
You should message me if
You like dry humor, good food, and smart stuff.
The two of us