Hi there. I have ties to Vladimir Putin. (KIDDING, kidding. I have nothing to do with the Trump administration.)
Otherwise--I'm the guy you see walking down the street enthusiastically lip synching to whatever I'm listening to through my earphones. (Well, I guess the cool kids these days call them "Earbuds.") Also, I'm in Google Street View.
Well, I 'was' in Street View, for a year, until they replaced that stretch already??
Plant-based living in Mt. Pleasant, and probably bearded when you read this, though it's come and gone a bit in the past? What do you think?
I enjoy tinkering around in the kitchen, getting out of the District to do some hiking sometimes, live music on occasion such as at the Black Cat or Rock n' Roll Hotel, and so on...
Also: I'm not a paying OKC subscriber, so if you "Like" me, I probably won't know it, unless you say hi!
Also, after more than a decade in PR for an international nonprofit, involving calls to multiple media organizations within media markets in the United States and Canada on a daily basis, I have gotten really, really damned good at recognizing area codes from throughout. Try me!
Seriously, though...I'm short? I'm often sporting a full beard? (I like it, but it's ultimately unimportant and totally negotiable if you don't. :)
MOVIES: My favorite movie of all time is one that's based on a Parker Bros. board game--"Clue." Others include Back to School, The Grapes of Wrath, etc. More from the last few years, Role Models, Forgetting Sarah Marshall...
"Into the Wild" struck a chord. I may very well live happily in cities the rest of my life, but I kinda want to move to Alaska, actually. (And, yes, I *have* been there!)
TV: I'm kind-of addicted to MSNBC primetime on weeknights. I broke away Fall '16 to watch Timeless and Designated Survivor. There are also South Park, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy. Sometimes I check out The History Channel, and so on.
MUSIC: I love "modern rock," classic rock, old blues/folk (like, from around the 40s but even some earlier), etc. Favorite artists include Nirvana (<3 Kurt), generally older R.E.M., Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, John Lee Hooker, Robert Johnston, much of what's on modern rock radio... I was a DJ at my college radio station and managed to define my show's "genre" to allow me to play all of this, playing "modern rock and it's influences." (I've also discovered that I hate some of my friends for having dragged me to so many Adams Morgan and other clubs that I actually--God help me--like some of that music, especially Ke$ha. Oy.)
I don't typically go to shows too frequently, but some awesome shows in the last couple of years included CHUCK fuckin' BERRY (his name has to be said that way; it's the law. No, seriously--it's one thing that both Boehner's House and Reid's Senate passed overwhelmingly, signed into law by Obama), Little Richard, Rise Against (at an annoyingly huge venue, but I was at least at the front), Anti-Flag (at the front of the small Rock n' Roll Hotel venue; there's nothing like being right up against the stage at a small venue!), Gaslight Anthem, I personally handed a drink to Thurston Moore while right up to the stage at the Black Cat...etc.
FOOD: Being that I am vegan, I clearly do not eat anything other than cardboard.
...that's a joke. I love Indian, Chinese, Thai, Mexican (or is it more Tex-Mex that I'm into...), Ethiopian, pastas, etc. Keep the "for-the-vegan" raw carrot and celery sticks away from me...I'm vegan; I'm not a RABBIT! I also love veganized American fare; 'veggie burgers' are fine but I'm speaking more about my awesome creamy mac n' cheeze, fried 'chikin,' etc. I like to do some moderate cooking. I don't want to give the impression that I'm an accomplished chef and I'll cook some multi-course meal for our third or fourth date or whatever, but...I like to tinker around.
I also can't figure out in what context it became a stylish, appropriate look to have a crease in one's slacks. WHY exactly is that supposed to look good, now...?
Here's a conversation starter--Ask me how I managed to break my leg during a "non-contact" game of Ultimate Frisbee.
On a more serious level:
LONG-TERM: I always wanted to get married and raise a little Jewish family. And I'm getting too old for this not-doing-that-thing thing. But as I've gotten older...maybe that's not quite in the cards for me...?
SHORTER-TERM: If you're not looking for the marriage/kids or otherwise serious/long-term thing, and I've still got this profile up with the pesky "Single" denotation, and you like what you see...by all means, send me a message!