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My self-summary
If I could change anything about myself, I'd be a sassy, fast-talking reporter. Preferably in black and white in the 1940's.

Or if time travel does permit, I'd like to be a Brooklyn Dodgers fan in the 1940's and 50's. In Brooklyn, of course. But only until 1957.

Of course, those aren't dire needs. Life is pretty great at its best and not so bad at its worst for me. If someone did grant me a wish, I would probably ask to heal the planet so I can keep enjoying it. (Don't gag. It's true.)

I love reading, the theater, getting out, staying in, museums, talks, cooking, walking, cycling, etc, etc, etc.

I'm painfully aware of how much I must sound like everyone else on this site, but shrugging my shoulders about it too. At least there's no yoga shot. I hear those are big with women on this site.

I'm not spiritual as I don't believe in spirits. I'm definitely not religious. But I have convictions and a strong emotional investment in humanity at its best and worst. That's a glass of wine conversation.

I work at a UX agency in San Francisco. I have been ping ponging between NYC and SF for a few years now. They're both such wonderful places. I guess decision-making isn't one of my strengths. Or I love packing.

I have two great dogs who provide me with endless amusement. I also own a horse but don't worry...he's not allowed on the furniture.
What I’m doing with my life
Riding horses.
Spoiling my dogs.
Reading The New Yorker.
Doing things listed in The New Yorker.
Occasionally lying about having done things listed in The New Yorker.
Reading whenever I can and feeling guilty when I cannot.
Hiking, biking, jogging...all with enthusiasm and none particularly well.
Liking my existing career. Thinking about new careers. Being generally confused about my career.
Preparing elaborate meals for 2 - 6 people.
I’m really good at
- Listening
- Dressing up
- Dressing down
- Appreciating the under appreciated while still cleverly mocking the ridiculous
- Finding cool sh*t to do
- Traveling the world by backpack.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Underworld, The Sense of an Ending, History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, The Corrections, Kavelier and Clay, Motherless Brooklyn, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, American Pastoral, Jane Eyre, All the Pretty Horses, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ulysses, The Dubliners, The Power Broker, News of a Kidnapping, Hugo and Josephine, White Fang, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, etc. Oh and I really dislike Ayn Rand.
Breaking Away, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Strictly Ballroom, Miller's Crossing, His Girl Friday, Love and Death, The Lord of the Rings, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Spring Forward, Guardians of the Galaxy and many, many others.
Freaks and Geeks, Rescue Me, Arrested Development, 30 Rock, The Daily Show, both Offices, Father Ted, Community, Peep Show. My all time favorite is The Thick of It. Peter Capaldi's character can curse like a poet. Can you tell I prefer comedy?
Other media:
Where the Hell is Matt?, Christian the Lion, those 2 kids in China lip synching, The New Yorker, NYTimes, any digital media where the masses somehow get together to prove, change or defy something established, Between Two Ferns, Car Talk. NPR in small doses, although I can perfectly time turning off and on the radio to avoid listening to the morning Perspective. Blech.
Anything from the overly complex to the superbly cheap and simple that's made with love and talent.
Totally varies. I like so many different types and I can honestly say I have a good ear for quality. Sometimes I can listen to music all day...other times I wish I lived during an era when one only heard music once in a while...it must have felt incredible. I'd like to see and truly appreciate the Ring Cycle before I die.
The six things I could never do without
My mutts
Riding horses
An honest and effective government (uh oh)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why? Why? Why?
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably shoving food and wine down my gullet with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You should message me if
You don't like Ayn Rand.