jr0718
47Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
Warm, irreverent, imaginative and curious, funny and playful, goofy, nerdy, adventurous. Laid-back. Open and open-minded. Progressive and liberal, not conservative. I love to learn. I eat healthy foods, exercise, live an active lifestyle, though I'm not obsessive about it. I'm fit and look like my pictures. I don't like to limit myself to "bro" culture. I'm very politically aware and interested, and I don't like the mess we're making of the world. Left-handed.

I have close friends from my whole life going back to childhood - a wide variety of people. I think it's something I'm lucky in. I'm a social person.

I love traveling. I just got back from a trip in Italy and Germany. I've traveled a lot around Europe, the US, and the Americas. A year in England during college, and a bunch of trips back since. Some beautiful bike trips, in France, Costa Rica, national parks. A yoga ashram in the Bahamas (I'm not skilled at yoga). I want to go to the Far East, New Zealand, Australia, Iceland, South America, Berlin, Prague, and just escape occasionally to the Catskills forests.

I have two cats, sister and brother - I took them in long ago, two so they have each other. I love dogs too, I'd be happy to have one. (I love animals.) I also have plants - they're nice, and plants need homes too...
What I’m doing with my life
I write down all the extraordinary things that pop into my head - funny, psychological, historical, philosophical, scientifical, poetical. Since high school I've been doing this. Writing is fun and self-inspiring. I'll make a novel or short stories of it, and people will find it fascinating. I also write down my dreams, whenever I can remember. My brother and I have embarked on recorded interviews of my parents, about themselves and the 20th century; we're doing it for posterity, for the world!

Living in Cobble Hill in Brooklyn 12 years now, raised in Jersey outside NYC. I work in software (though not a tech junkie, never have been) - it's a very pleasant place to be that lets me enjoy life. (I was a lawyer before, intended to go into environmental law, practiced a few years, found it wasn't for me - I'm still as environmental as ever though.) Financially comfortable & stable.

I'd be enjoying life more if I was off this site, happily forever together with the mysterious hidden woman whose fate is tied to mine.
I’m really good at
I have a good sense of humor, and a good sense of the absurd.
I'm good with words.
I'm pretty good at skiing.
I'm good at having conversations.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love the sublime and the strange in all things.

I received extremely strong musical training from my old brother when I was a tiny little child. He instilled in me GOOD MUSICAL VALUES. So I had a lot of really good albums by the time I was 10 years old. I knew very important songs and lyrics by the age of 8. I have since branched out, wherever the good music goes. The last band to capture my heart was the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (I'm a little behind - I don't get as much time as I'd like to listen to new music - which reminds me I really think it would be nice to retire and listen to more new music, and do more of everything else that's good).

As for movies, I like independent, old, foreign, and once in a while a Hollywood superhero or comedy flick. If you want I'll send you my next 45 movies on Netflix.

I'm currently reading some old Sherlock Holmes and Frederick Douglass' autobiography. A few favorite recent-ish books are Kavalier and Clay, Oscar Wao, and The Goldfinch, and I love a lot of old ones too. I love to read.

On the TV, some recent favorites are Portlandia, Jessica Jones, season 1 of True Detective, Game of Thrones, and most recently Stranger Things, and Black Mirror. The Wire (not finished), Breaking Bad.

Food: I love food. I love a good restaurant. Who doesn't?
Six things I could never do without
- friends and family
- adventure and exploring, hiking cities, forests...
- great music, movies, books, art, museums, theater, live music
- something to read, and something to write in
- nature and the outdoors
- my bike (just got a new bike)
- love and affection
I spend a lot of time thinking about
funny or interesting ways to describe things. the environment/the world's fate. beginnings and origins, and the evolution of things.
On a typical Friday night I am
out with friends shooting pool at one of the local bars, eating, or taking in some culture. or staying in watching a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
i drink 3 large glasses of water every morning when I wake up. in the winter, hot water. keeps my cheeks rosy.

more of a disclaimer than revelation of a secret:
the golf course pic of me is rare. i'm not a big golfer.
You should message me if
You're a woman who is laid-back, unpretentious, imaginatively adventurous, uninhibited, open, and intelligent, with style mixed with grittiness. Or at least some of those. Eccentricities are completely welcome. Also helps if you want a serious long-term relationship.

I can imagine having a fantastic life either with or without kids and I haven't ruled either out.
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