48 Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
loafer. layabout. no-account ne'er-do-well. this is not the dating profile you are looking for. you can go about your business. move along, move along.

native New Yorker and inveterate Gen-Xer with only a modicum of snark. i am irreverent, curious, and resourceful—an urban survivalist of sorts but not in survival mode. self-employed for many years, i live in Brooklyn with a furry grey kitteh who sheds magic happy dust, and buy art from artist friends because art.

i take long walks to look at old buildings. (lately, many of these buildings have been replaced with soulless boxes of glass and steel or with huge pits to be filled with same.) i have never owned fewer than two bikes at any time. i like when the streets are empty and the pie tin is full. i do not like when the streets are crowded and there is no pie.

Carl Sagan was my TV father figure, Racer X was the ideal big brother i never had, and MAD magazine was my secret schoolbook. i played my mom's Motown and Beatles LPs, the soundtracks to Star Wars and Close Encounters, and my grandfather's scratchy old classical LPs on his 1960s console. the first album i ever bought with my own money was Barry Manilow's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2.
What I’m doing with my life
taking yoga selfies while zip-lining through a restroom at Machu Picchu.

in 2015 i went back to grad school to study something often referred to as "Big Data," a field that will eventually make most human analysis and decisions obsolete. warm and fuzzy!

enjoying my alligator [http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Muc4CzgHL.jpg]
watching these guys: [http://y2u.be/MasoKzv2cMU]
I’m really good at
working the angles, both acutely and obtusely.

finding ever-newer ways to lower expectations.

the art of self-sabotage.

typos on the internet.

not using the three turntables i have.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
lapsed vegetarian (it was bacon what done it, your honor); vegan-friendly. i've been known to employ painstaking emergency surgery to salvage an overripe avocado. i don't see the point in lima beans. is there one?

books: in the pile are Lethem, Atwood, Murakami, DFW, PKD, Houellebecq, Dawkins, Hofstadter, Brookner, Vonnegut, Munro . . .
BLOOD MERIDIAN is a favorite.

i go to local music/art venues, recitals, and to the symphony. my musical tastes range from early instrumental to post-modern experimental noise. i think Joanna Newsom is a pixie genius. i was obsessed with David Sylvian for years, but i'm over it now.

the last art show to knock me out was Walton Ford's watercolors at BMA in 2007. i haven't seen a show that had such an impact on me since then.

Indie film/theaters, WNYC, WFMU, podcasts—all that stuff you also like.

independent bookstores are my happy places. i'm running out of happy places. well, Fishs Eddy makes me kind of happy, too.
The six things I could never do without

  1. customary suits of solemn black
  2. windy suspiration of forced breath
  3. the fruitful river in the eye
  4. the dejected 'havior of the visage
  5. all forms, moods, shapes of grief
  6. the trappings and the suits of woe
I spend a lot of time thinking about
analog vs. digital; the individual vs. the state; Steve Austin vs. Bionic Bigfoot; baby bats; why baby boomers made millennials their go-to scapegoats; why smokers treat the city streets as their personal ashtray; why you and i are less than 80% match; why most of the profiles here read as if auto-generated by the same algorithm.
On a typical Friday night I am
walking across the Brooklyn Bridge eating pizza.

my favorite Friday night activity used to be gallery hopping openings in Cheslea back when there were, like, galleries in Chelsea [interrogative cadence].

sitting in my cubbyhole, waiting, waiting.
You should message me if
you want to share the special things (delusions, needles... ), take long walks off short piers, romantic dinners at the abattoir, and so on.

you don't think homework sucks [http://i.imgur.com/W5n9x.gif]

you have more goof than guile (or equal measures).

you want to binge-watch Stranger Things with me.

you have an uncontrollable urge. [http://y2u.be/XTNGg0Tj5Aw]