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My self-summary
There was a young man in the city,
who said things that often were witty;
he loved a good read,
and movement indeed,
but his poems were always quite shitty

A bit of background about me: I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, but came out to the bay area for college and decided to stick around afterwards since (among many other things) that meant I could avoid shoveling snow. Seriously, so over that.

I've been really fortunate to travel a bit over the years, including living in London for a year in college and for three months in 2014. Alas, although I picked up some British slang along the way, I was never able to pick up the accent.

Empathy, humility, and humor matter a lot to me!
What I’m doing with my life
Employment-wise, I work in business development. I suppose that's a little vague, but so it goes ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Outside of work, I've been known to do some of the following: work out, go on hikes, volunteer a bit (this has slipped a bit recently), spend time with friends in the city, read (which usually means catching up on last week's issue of the New Yorker), take improv classes (it's been a little bit, but I'm thinking of getting back into it), and occasionally squeezing in hip hop dance classes. I'm also trying to practice mindfulness on a regular basis, when I can remember. Oh and I've been giving rock climbing a shot, because that's one of the requirements of living in SF...right?
I’m really good at
naming that song from the 90s, adding to my "to read" stack (always open to recommendations!), rocking the dance floor at weddings, and not forgetting to say "please" and "thank you"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anything by Salman Rushdie. Some other favorites include Cutting for Stone, Cloud Atlas, Middlesex, Shantaram, and All Creatures Great & Small. Recent reads include The Child 44 Trilogy, When Breath Becomes Air, All The Light We Cannot See, The Light Between Oceans, and The Book Thief. Currently reading The Name of the Wind.

Movies: Office Space, Shawshank Redemption, Hero, and Inglorious Basterds. I also really enjoy Christopher Nolan's films.

Shows: South Park, Archer, The League, The Wire, Sherlock, Arrested Development, Narcos, and Master of None (although it was sometimes a little too on point...)

Music: Some favorites include A Tribe Called Quest, Air, Andrew Bird, Blind Pilot, Drake, Fleet Foxes, Frank Ocean, Girlyman, Guster, John Legend, Kacey Johansing, Kanye, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Kings of Convenience, Koop, Nujabes, Rilo Kiley, Sufjan Stevens, Tune-Yards, and Washed Out. I'm always looking to hear something new, and I'm very partial to music with a strong beat.

Food: yes
Six things I could never do without
Aside from family and friends:

* Public transit
* Physical activity/exercise/foam rolling
* Sunny days
* Wit and puns
* Space and time for reflection
* Books
I spend a lot of time thinking about
healthy living, the path to fulfillment, socioeconomic inequality, and lighter stuff like "what's for dinner?"
You should message me if
you live in SF or the East Bay, and anything above resonated with you

Also - I don't have A-list, so dropping me a note instead of starring/liking is a better bet
The two of us