39 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
I'm originally from The Bronx but spent some formative years in the Bay Area of Northern California.

I've written for as long as I can remember. Quite literally, before I had the words, I wrote stories with pictures. I think that goes a long way toward explaining my affinity for comic books and films. I fully admit to being sort of scattered in my interests. I'm a bit of a nerd and a complete cinephile. There are few things I won't watch -from obscure arthouse docs to the most asinine big budget comedies (although I tend not to like B&W westerns).

As a kid, my most serious and enduring aspiration was to be a veterinarian. That is, until calculus and chemistry royally kicked my ass in college. That's when I discovered I am a prime candidate for the first seat (right behind the driver) on the short bus. Word to the wise, don't ever ask me to help you calculate the tip or tell you the sale price. I'll just make you lament the value of education in America (and potentially cost you money).

I think that admission is a viable choice for the "Most private thing I'm willing to admit" entry (but I told you here, bonus!)
What I’m doing with my life
I like to think I'm a writer but nothing I've written has been published in quite a few years. (Alright I'll admit that I haven't submitted anything for publication in the same amount of time).
Currently, I'm back in school (finally) plotting a complete career change.
I’m really good at
Listening, Laughing, Talking (a, seriously A LOT - underline, italicize, bold), Having fun. Treating people with respect. Apologizing when I'm *occasionally* wrong. Giving a compliment to someone who's earned it (or needs it). Giving really bad advice. Giving really good advice. Being loyal.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have large eyes and a nice smile, apparently.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm kinda embarrassed to say my favorite books aren't more highbrow. So let me just say it now, I do know who Proust, Hemingway and Faulkner are, it's just that my reading tastes tend to be far more pedestrian. Don't judge me...

My favorite film...not sure, don't think I have one. I've seen too many at this point. As a child, my step-dad's BFF owned a video store (it was like my own personal cinematic candy store - can you say R-rated movie marathons?!?!) As a result, we owned over 500 movies ourselves, plus the numerous other hundreds at my disposal. So picking just a few is really tough for me:
Die Hard
Baghdad Café
When Harry Met Sally
The Running Man
Sliding Doors
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Trading Places
Miss Firecracker
You've Got Mail
A Few Good Men
Steel Magnolias
French Kiss
Disney's Robin Hood (animated)
Beverly Hills Cop I/II
All About Eve
Casual Sex?
The Goonies
Crimson Tide
Pulp Fiction
The Hunt for Red October
Forget Paris
The Lost Boys
Groundhog Day
The Color Purple
Casino Royale (2006)
The Princess Bride
Coming to America
The Fugitive
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Jumping Jack Flash
Imitation of Life (1950)
A Patch of Blue
Almost all of the John Grisham adaptations...

TV: I watch more than I should admit- Assorted L&Os (SVU, UK, etc.), Game of Thrones, Scandal, House of Cards (US), The Good Wife, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Americans, Archer, The New Girl, Homeland (at the urging of family and friends), Assorted Marvel TV properties, Sleepy Hollow, Fargo, The Walking Dead, Downton Abbey, Grey's...

Musically, I tend to be more of a generalist. A survey of my iPod would uncover a preponderance of R&B/Hip Hop and 80's Pop but I'm open to all sorts of music. I'm completely willing to be musically educated.
The six things I could never do without
I answered this on another site. Let's see, what did I say:
...a blanket (I can't stand to be cold)
a TV
pen and paper (I am a writer after all)
sugar (in any form, I have a crazy *insane* sweet tooth)
A good book
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My friends and family, my health, my figure (what woman doesn't), what the future holds...
On a typical Friday night I am
Vegging out with some take-out and making it a Netflix night. Although usually my Netflix selection (can you believe I still get the DVDs in the mail?) is collecting dust on my bureau. So it's really just me and whatever programs my fickle DVR (that I've named Josh) has decided I can watch on that particular evening.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't have a driver's license. As a result, I'm very nervous in cities without reliable public transportation options (whether or not I actually intend on using them).

BONUS: I made up my H.S. yearbook-quote and gave it a random attribution (for legitimacy).
You should message me if
You think you're pretty cute.
You think I'm pretty cute.
You can appreciate a little self-deprecating humor.
You've discovered that dinner with friends is always a good time.
You enjoy the actual experience of movie-going (cool theater, warm tub 'o popcorn, giant screen, someone to share it all with).
You love a good conversation, a bad joke or a great book.
...And especially if you have something interesting to say- I love that!