johng86
30 Washington, United States
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My self-summary
Consultant in DC, originally from Long Island by way of Boston, planning on applying to Bschool.

In my free time I play squash almost every day, work out at the gym, go fishing/hiking/target shooting (especially fly fishing for trout, which is my main passion), and explore new bars/restaurants/jazz venues. In particular I love checking out all of the great Chinese, Korean, and other ethnic restaurants in the suburbs.

I'm also a voracious reader (mostly nonfiction, especially political philosophy and economics though I'm starting to get back into fiction).

I love traveling too. I went to Vietnam and Cambodia a few years ago, but it's been a while since my last big trip. I may be going to India in early 2014. I've also been throughout Europe, but haven't spent much time in any one country.
What I’m doing with my life
I have a very DC job working in consulting though I try to get into the mountains to fish for trout as often as I can. My other big interest (squash) is, luckily, something I can do just about every day.
I’m really good at
Doing really well with questions relating to geography and old school hip hop at my weekly bar trivia night.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height, red hair, pithy bon mots, and striking resemblance to Conan O'Brien.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A Confederacy of Dunces, Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin, 9 Stories, East of Eden, The Great Gatsby, Seneca's Letters (and other stoic philosophers), A Mathematician's Apology, Blood Meridian, Reflections on the Revolution in France, Shalom Auslander's essays. Also, lots of nonfiction, mostly related to finance/economics/politics. I like Bill Bryson's books quite a bit too.

Movies: Anything by Woody Allen (especially Annie Hall, Crimes and Misdemeanors, and Hannah & Her Sisters), the Marx Bros., Wes Anderson (especially Rushmore), Stanley Kubrick (especially Dr. Strangelove), Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona). Also Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, The Seven Samurai, Rashomon, There Will Be Blood, and lots of documentaries including Crumb, Dark Days, Fog of War, and Capturing the Friedmans. Also old classics like the Godfather (1 and 2), Lawrence of Arabia, etc.

TV: I don't watch any TV shows regularly. However, I do love watching Curb Your Enthusiasm and Louie on Netflix/iTunes. Also classic Simpsons, The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street, and Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Music: Lately my interests haven't strayed far from classic hip hop (A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul) and Jazz (Charlie Parker, Bill Evans, Art Tatum). I used to listen to a lot of indie rock (Neutral Milk Hotel, the Apples in Stereo, Built to Spill, Animal Collective) and punk (Minor Threat) but not so much anymore. I also like going out to DC's live music venues (Black Cat, Howard Theatre, 930 Club, Iota, Galaxy Hut, Velvet Lounge, Black Cat).

Food: Just about anything, especially good seafood, Thai, Chinese, and Korean.
The six things I could never do without
Gym, friends, family, a good book, some sort of outdoors activity to do regularly, sunblock (without which I would be covered in third degree burns upon going to the beach in the summer).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to structure my life and career to maximize my free time and enjoy my time on earth as much as possible.
On a typical Friday night I am
Half the time: relatively low key dinner/drinks with friends. Other half: gym, Chipotle.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think Larry David is a good guy who's just misunderstood.

I don't give a flying fuck about the Oxford comma.
You should message me if
- You're interested in going on ethnic dining adventures in the suburbs.
- You're looking for someone to watch pretentious movies with while pretending that we're not pretentious.
- You think that we can go get drinks after work or coffee or a Saturday afternoon without having too many awkward silences.
- Your profile includes some interests other than watching TV and going to brunch.

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