One of my favorite compliments was when a friend told me I was like a character out of a Fellini.
Lawyering (Amazingly, I have found a decent law job with civilized hours, very rare).
I have a knack for arriving in town a day after one of my favorite musicians/bands have just played it (or having to leave a day before). Last year it was Nick Cave in St. Petersburg, L. Cohen in Berlin and a few weeks ago I went up to Montreal just after Arcade Fire played and of course while I was up there they played down here. I really need to figure this out.
Loooved Sopranos, Rome, Battlestar Galactica, Mad Men, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights...was ridiculously addicted to The Shield. (Also, there is life after Breaking Bad, Saul is so so good, though just as relentless and even more heartbreaking).
Currently addicted to the Father John Misty Pandora channel (and to him? He is great).
(Some more lists, people like lists. Some favorite movies: Red, The Godfather I&II, The Crying Game, Running On Empty, The Piano, The Lives of Others, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Waltz With Bashir, Silence of the Lambs, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Crimes & Misdemenors, etc. ; Books: almost all Graham Greene, Joan Didion, Willa Cather, Geoff Dyer, Larry McMurtry, Julian Barnes, Wolf Hall, Gilead, Caro's LBJ Books, etc.).
Total coffee addict. How to write about the importance of good food without understating it (or being totally hyperbolic)...
Relatively recent convert to yoga and running. Not quite sure how I did life without them.
Also a not so closeted, but maybe somewhat camouflaged, jock -- love my sports (to watch and to play).
2. New York Times Crossword
3. Rangers Hockey/Mets Baseball
4. Too many forms of culture and ways to take them in -- overwhelm me, please! I can rise to the challenge.
5. BAM & Berlyn -- RIP Berlyn, June 2017.
6. My sports superstitions -- they work! (Might mean I can never go to another Rangers game, they've only lost every time I've gone this season, terrible)
(No curmudgeons please! I tend to gravitate towards folks -- friends and more than friends -- who are, on balance, more excited about life than annoyed with it).
Also, pretty close to my family, and almost always get along best with those who are similarly close to theirs. It's not a rule or requirement, but just seems to work out that way -- the warmth and comfort, and the desire to always be around that maybe.