I'm a bit of a geek/nerd/dork/dweeb. I love classical music and video games. I love learning generally. As an undergraduate I majored in political science and minored in history and absolutely love school. I recently got a master's in political science and strongly considered pursuing a PhD in the field. I'm sort of all over the place, happy discussing quantum mechanics one second (I got into an argument with Freeman Dyson once) to tasteless jokes the next. I try to have fun with everything, even things I shouldn't, all the time. I am a firm believer that laughter is probably the most important thing in life. I can and will turn anything into a joke. I tend to try and spit out quips about any and everything. I say that I'm a machine gun when it comes to humor, I'm happy when 1 in 100 is a direct hit. Meanwhile, I always say that my brother is a laser-guided bomb - he only spits something out at the right time, deadly accurate and devastating.
I am brutally honest to a fault and incredibly loyal to the people I care about. I'm not sure if I know how to be insincere. In terms of relationships, I am straightforward and simple - I have no patience for silly games or anything of that sort. I go out of my way to be caring and compassionate to the people I love, my family, my friends.
I'm also a WNYC/WQXR sustaining member, and I'm pointing that out because the radio ads suggest that's the best way to make friends these days.
I've previously interned for the US Senate.
I teach private music lessons, where I get paid to have fun and I love it.
I also really enjoy pub trivia nights, especially those that pay out for the winning team. Nothing like making a profit on a free dinner and trivia!
I spent some time working in Walter Chysler's old summer mansion at the least well known military academy in administration. I had a view of the Throg's Neck Bridge and the Manhattan skyline from my office window and it blew my mind.
Presently working at a tutoring place where I get paid to play with LEGO, among other, less exciting, tutoring stuff. For part of my interview I had to build a robot out of LEGO. To say that this was the most fun job interview I ever had is an understatement.
Movies: Star Wars, Annie Hall, Shoot Em Up, Anything Marx Brothers, b-movies, Birdemic: Shock and Terror, anything MST3k or Rifftrax, The Big Lebowski
TV: It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Top Gear, WPIX 11 News at 10, Jeopardy, Match Game, Rick and Morty, Inside the NBA, @midnight, classic Simpsons - I absolutely loathe almost all sitcoms unconditionally
Music: Pretty much any classic rock, Frank Zappa, The Beatles, Weird Al Yankovic, The White Stripes, classical (especially Canadian Brass), Cake, The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Rhiannon Giddons
Food: Bacon, Hamburgers, turkey, Italian, delis, diners
I am also a NPR junkie. It's always on in the car. And I have those NPR moments all the time when I'm in the driveway waiting for the segment to complete before getting out of the car. I don't know where to put this so it's here.
Also, I have a secret nerd crush on NPR's Supreme Court reporter Nina Totenberg - what can I say, I find her reading of transcripts, sense of humor and voice alluring.
If you can make me laugh and tell a good story then I would love to hear from you.
You were also profoundly upset by the direction our political system took in 2016.