booksandbanter
32 Astoria, United States
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My self-summary
I'm left-handed, curious, into podcasts, bread baskets, dad jokes, extra soft hoodies, mini golf and hanging out with my dog. Really, hanging out with anyone's dog, but especially mine. I am always looking for a reason to go up to Vermont or Maine. I have a sneaking suspicion that my glasses are actually making my vision worse.
What I’m doing with my life
Casting TV shows, baking, finding things in my apartment that I can spray paint (most recently some dinosaurs and a seal), honing my Pandora Summer Hits of the 90s station.

Probably staying in NY forever but continuing to dream about wrap-around porches and gas grills.
I’m really good at
Cash Cab, baking/cooking, foisting said food onto friends, tourist dodging, dog/baby whispering, frosting cupcakes and feeling awkward around strangers.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm tall, but worth the climb.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Some of my favorite authors are Adam Haslett, Michael Ondaatje, Junot Diaz, Zadie Smith, Neal Stephenson, and Donna Tartt.

Documentaries on harp competitions, middle school chess tournaments, any and all cooking-- if it's random and a little odd, I probably like it. In middle school my favorite movies were Hackers and Empire Records, if that says anything about me.

Music: Frightened Rabbit, Explosions in the Sky, embarrassing pop "radio", King of Wishful Thinking... I like music to typically be ambient or have a catchy hook.

TV: Friday Night Lights and The Wire will always be my favorites. More recently, I'm a fan of Westworld, Transparent, The Mind of a Chef, Silicon Valley, The Newsroom and The Leftovers.

Podcasts: You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes, Nerdist, Savage Love, Invisibilia, Hound Tall with Moshe Kasher, Girl On Guy, Intelligence Squared Debates, Serial, This American Life, RadioLab, Fresh Air, WTF.

If you're into food I could talk about it for hours. If you're not, I love dumplings. The cheaper the better. I want to take you to far flung parts of Queens for ice cream sundaes or fresh tortillas.
The six things I could never do without
Jokes, honesty, soft sheets, public transportation, summer dresses, and kale. Ok, kale is a lie... probably soft pretzels.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
why I always sneeze in multiples of three, if the ads on the sidebar of OKCupid might know me better than I know myself, and how I could be better using my time.
On a typical Friday night I am
finally exhaling after the work week, not watching Waiting to Exhale, definitely wearing my pajamas...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is that I once whispered in John Mayer's ear that I thought he was beautiful, he didn't hear me and made me repeat myself. This was 2001-- try not to judge me too harshly.
You should message me if
you're the guy on the subway to just texted his girlfriend, "I want food. and your boobs. Cheeseburgers and titties!" (or you at least agree that that's a funny thing to say to someone.)

You're into a confident plus-sized girl who looks like my pictures and proudly has, but would never use the term, "junk in the trunk".
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