helfandns
39 San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a NY guy living on the west coast now and really enjoying it. As for the reasons I moved out here? Sounds like the perfect first date conversation.

I'm a romantic at heart, occasional painter, a drummer, an attorney, and a biker. I am a happy and positive person who is extremely carefree, loves to laugh, and loves learning and the idea of self improvement. Most of all, I am eager to enjoy life to the fullest.

I am an avid reader, dig dive bars and wine bars, like to cook (although out of hunger and a lack of time I often end up making the same dish way too often), and I have been fortunate enough to live abroad and enjoy some of the best moments of my life while doing so.

I take an interest in the world around me and consider it my responsibility to help people and contribute in a positive way.

I enjoy my job and work hard at it - I believe that a career, since it takes up so much of our time, should be something that we find fulfillment in. That being said, a balance between work and play, and the pursuit of hobbies and interests, is probably the perfect way for me to define a good part of my personality, and in general I'd like to think I seek balance in much of what I do. Ideally, my lovely and better half would share similar goals.

Massive Attack, Rolling Stones, Ramones, Frank Sinatra, Pink Floyd, Classifcal music, or Simon & Garfunkel fans, give yourselves 50 bonus points and proceed to the next subheading.
What I’m doing with my life
Working as an international trade attorney, trying to figure out this whole west coast thing, painting something, biking around the city, writing something, brewing my own beer, studying a language, reading a book at a local cafe, occasionally watching the History/Discovery channel, planning a trip, daydreaming.
I’m really good at
Making people feel at ease around me.
The first things people usually notice about me
A haven't a clue, you let me know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Lots of historical non-fiction; Fiction: The Unbearable Lightness of Being; City of Thieves; The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom; Portnoy's Complaint; The Catcher in the Rye; A Song of Fire and Ice series; Wheel of Time series.
Movies: Several classic movies I am not in the mood to list; Gattaca; The Big Lebowski; Sleepy Hollow; Henry & June; Burnt by the Sun; Amelie; Fight Club; Ferris Bueller's Day Off, too many to list.
Food: Indian; Italian; Chinese; Thai; French; Japanese; Eastern European; Most things I have not tried before, as long as it isn't still moving.
TV: Breaking Bad; Game of Thrones; Walking Dead; Deadwood; Rome; Spartacus; The Tudors; Entourage; Mad Men; Galactica; Real Time with Bill Maher; Californication; Star Trek; True Blood (it's just so awesomely trashy). Other than that, the news, and some occasional History/Discovery Channel. Music: Anything that catches my fancy; Classic Rock/Rock; Jazz; Classical; Alternative; international music; a bit of hip hop.
The six things I could never do without
My family/friends; a good book to read; a trip to plan; good music; pen and paper; an escape route.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Space exploration.
On a typical Friday night I am
Getting in a run, having a fun meal out, grabbing a drink, looking forward to a number of things I have planned for the weekend (one of which includes some relaxing down time with the aforementioned book and people watching for a while in a nice quiet place), catching up with my friends, and enjoying the city.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not admitting anything. Ask and I may tell.
You should message me if
You find any of the above interesting to you. You are not someone who views life as a script that is just blindly followed. You are enough of a dreamer to want to pursue adventures together, but realistic enough to build something meaningful and long lasting. You are someone who is sarcastic, humorous, adventurous, easy going, has a good heart, and takes an interest in what is going on around the world.
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