I'm a vegetarian but not a preachy one (more like a lazy vegan these days... I am somewhat artsy, somewhat nerdy, somewhat guyish, somewhat metro/fashionable, somewhat polyamorous (see bottom for full details), somewhat of a vegetable gardener (I make awesome heirloom tomatoes with my hands and dirt), some kind of a rugby player (in a prior incarnation), something of a roller derby coach (in another prior life), somewhat Jewish, but somewhat agnostic, I believe the term for Gen X'ers is "cultural Jew," somewhat political, well to be fair I'm kind of insanely political...
I am a save-the-world lefty do-gooder type policy person at heart, and I am also drawn to the horse racey election and personality parts of politics (summary: I am both hack and wonk...) I am kind of a talker... but I assure you, there is something behind all of it...
I have a penchant for this fantastic city we live in...
no really, we live in a fantastic city.
Also, I have a penchant for: 3 piece suits, designer jeans, pocket watches, vintage tees, cuff links... vinyl records (Music is kinda important to me... Black and White (not fucking half-moon, or half-and-half cookies for those not from the NYC), half sour kosher pickles, dried cranberries, fancy vegan ramen, and bahn mi... single malt scotch (Laphroaig still my favorite)
Also also, I have a penchant for the ellipsis...(clearly)
Self employed lawyer doing lawyery things that I never expected to be doing. Some of these things make me very happy... some make me shrug, but pay... mostly, I make it a point not to fuck anyone over... Wish me luck.
books- Jitterbug Perfume High Fidelity, Skinny Legs and All, The Ethical Slut, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Catcher in the Rye, , On Liberty (J.S.Mill), Unbearable Lightness of Being, Opening Up,
Also, I have recently decided to reread A Peoples History of the United States
movies- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Breakfast Club, Sabrina(both versions),Star Wars original trilogy, High Fidelity, Brother From Another Planet... (director section) -Coen Bros: Raising Arizona,Big Lebowski, Fargo. -Hal Hartley: Henry Fool, The Amateur, Honest Men, Flirt. -Michel Gondry -Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Science of Dreams, Be Kind Rewind.
My favorite TV shows include: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, All in the Family, The West Wing, The Walking Dead, The Sopranos, The Honeymooners, Cowboy Bebop, Boston Legal
Most recently I just devoured both seasons of Copper.
music-Lately I have been digging Mike PAce and the Child Actors, Doctor Dre's latest, Ex Hex, Bayonne, Les Savy Fav, the new LP from Spoon, Diiv, Nada Surf's new Record. Then in some pretty cruel twists of fate I hear this brand new band Moscow Metro and they are already broken up.
Favorites include: Sonic Youth, John Coltrane, Sleater Kinney, Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, Nada Surf, Superchunk, Aretha Franklin, Wolf Parade, Velvet Underground, Fugazi, The Temptations, Underworld, Diana Ross/Supremes, Concrete Blonde...
food- spicy stuff, Thai, Indian, any vegetarian/vegan variation on Jewish food, Bahn Mi, Bubble Tea, diner food is great, I feel that beets are the most underrated vegetable. I dig cooking, my latest endeavor is making really amazing ramen, and chickpea cutlets (a really great vegan chicken cutlet alternative).
New York City (all 5 boroughs... well, 4 anyway)
Records, (big round ones)
Overall I'm not a terribly private person, I'd be willing to admit most anything to people about myself.