27 Jackson Heights, United States
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My self-summary
Born and bred Chicagoan but enamored of New York; grew up at a health foods restaurant but love a good greasy spoon; prone to having strong feelings about books and art but uncomfortably captivated by trashy television. Down-to-earth, fun-loving, active, contemplative. Type A and proud of it. Hate self-marketing.
What I’m doing with my life
I work on books.
I’m really good at
Proofreading, listening and giving advice, making lists, dental hygiene.
The first things people usually notice about me
I talk about my family a lot. I have a big one and it is important to me.

I smile at people (possibly?) too often -- vestige of a midwestern upbringing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Zadie Smith, Jhumpa Lahiri, Virginia Woolf, Frank O'Hara, William Carlos Williams, Truman Capote, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Agatha Christie, John McPhee, Mohsin Hamid, Junot Diaz

Amelie, I Am Love, The Godfather, The Labyrinth

Mad Men, RuPaul's Drag Race, Freaks and Geeks, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Orange is the New Black, Downton Abbey, Girls, House of Cards, True Detective

A Tribe Called Quest, Rufus Wainwright, Lauryn Hill, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Marvin Gaye, Common, Martha and the Vandellas, Smith Westerns, Frank Ocean, Childish Gambino, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Blood Orange, Chance the Rapper, Twin Peax

Greek, Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Steak
The six things I could never do without
Support crew; black coffee; ambition; physical activity; poetry; yogurt.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Poetry I'd like to be writing; reasons to be grateful; where I'd like to travel; what to read next; how I'll make my first million without selling my soul.
On a typical Friday night I am
Having dinner with friends, then going out to a bar or a party, occasionally a concert or show.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I get emotionally slaughtered by advertising. Those Google ads? Come on.
You should message me if
you can take a joke, are in it for the conversation as much as anything else, you don't mind "the creative type" (and in fact respect it), you floss, you appreciate that Ja Rule was the last thing to pop up on my iTunes shuffle and I had no desire to change it.