I say "whoops" more than any person in the 21st century should.
Some of my favorite pastimes: doing handstands; eating vegetable base straight from the jar; reading, writing, (and arithmetic); obsessing about my Netflix queue; reading ingredient labels at the grocery store; falling in love with art; watering down my whiskey (because I like whiskey, but I'm a lightweight).
I'm an editor by profession, but I still make typos. I'm not a robot.
Books: Tom Robbins (especially Jitterbug Perfume and Skinny Legs and All), Everything is Illuminated, Middlesex, Youth in Revolt, High Fidelty, Savage Beauty, Pride and Prejudice, The Brothers Karamazov, Cloud Atlas, Midnight’s Children, The Blind Assassin, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.
Movies: Japanese films from the 50s and 60s. Bergman. Bunuel. Wes Anderson. Documentaries (Helvetica, King of Kong, In the Realms of the Unreal, etc.) Belle du Jour, Grease, Being John Malkovich, Boogie Nights, Heathers, The Royal Tenenbaums, Breakfast at Tiffanys, Welcome to the Dollhouse, Sideways, Amelie, Ghost World, Greed, Henry Fool, Stanger Than Paradise, Woman in the Dunes, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Shadow of a Doubt, The Apartment, Trainspotting, Persona, L’Avventura, Frances Ha, Before Sunset . . . okay, I'll stop now.
Television: Broad City, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Flight of the Conchords, Arrested Development, Twin Peaks, Freaks and Geeks, My So-Called Life, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Music: Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett, Neko Case, Camera Obscura, Fiona Apple, Jenny Lewis, etc.
Food: I’m not a picky eater, but I don’t eat meat, and I hate olives and licorice. On the other hand, I am deliriously in love with ginger and I think butterscotch needs to make a comeback.
Oh, wait, I have something. I cried at least half a dozen times while watching Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present. Apparently performance art makes me cry. Who knew?? (And I don't want to hear any smart alecky comments like, performance art makes me cry too...because it's so bad! I can already see those coming.)
Does the thought of a perfectly ripe avocado excite you?
Have you seen Citizen Kane fifty times?
Do you put cinnamon on your oatmeal and ginger syrup in your whiskey?
Do you have the ability to ignore your phone while in the company of other human beings?
If so, you're the guy for me!
p.s. I was raised Catholic, but most organized religions don't make much sense to me. Also, most of them, with the exception of Buddhism, seem fairly, if not entirely, based on negativity, so if religion is important to you, we probably won't be a good match.
p.p.s. If I don't email you back, please don't be offended. There are only so many hours in the day, so I can't email everyone back. I feel terrible about it, but I just can't. Sorry!
p.p.p.s. If you have a wife or a girlfriend and she still thinks of you as her husband/boyfriend, I am not interested in dating you. Thank you.