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My self-summary
i immigrated from moscow when i was young enough not to remember anything horrible about communism. i speak russian, sometimes.
i've lived in los angeles my entire life, but i prefer the ocean, mountains and forests over booze, bars and bros. give me a giant redwood and i'll be happy. that being said, there are some old jukeboxes in some old dive bars that have amazing soul. you should go, and you should dance.
i'm okay with fine food and whiskey, once in a while. i'm also okay sitting with you at a diner, drinking tea and having long, good conversation.

i try to find beauty in many things. this isn't difficult in california.
i also try to laugh obnoxiously and loudly at many things, because something like an impromptu youtube party around someone's computer is what makes the banalities of every day life bearable.
what else? my laugh can turn into a cackle, and if i were a man, i'd be a blues brother.

If you have vastly different sides to you, if you find yourself gazing up at the sky and marveling at science, if you listen well and speak from the heart, talk to me.
*lastly, i don't date people who are dating other people - i.e., i'm not interested in casual sex.
What I’m doing with my life
i gaze wistfully in the direction of europe every day, i listen to science podcasts, i try to make music, and i oscillate between loathing and loving los angeles.

or did you want to know what i do for money?
i work for a semi-popular website. i don't live for this, and i'm not interested in our profit. i just want to do a damn good job and find a way to make life-long friends on this train we're all on.
onward- i'd like a degree in social work.
I’m really good at
writing, reading, discussing, sleeping, dreaming.
The first things people usually notice about me
my hearty laugh. i'm not even embarrassed by it anymore.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
three men in a boat, wonder boys, the great gatsby, maus, winnie the pooh, a short history of nearly everything, and so many more.

dreamy pop, psychedelic surfrock, most music from the 60s, jazz, classical, old-time country...

hitchcock, wes anderson, woody allen, charlie chaplin, jacques tati and louis ck.

orangina, raspberries, sushi and filet mignon.
Six things I could never do without
a makeshift family, a bookstore, a warm blanket, jam, bigass trees, pandora radio
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-science. how amazingly crazy it is that we're a tiny particle of something much larger than our language can even accurately describe. how in light of this, reality tv is even more meaningless.

-time. what it would have been like to be my age 200 years ago, 100, 50. what my neighborhood looked like then, and what history i would see unfold.

-music. how different cultures brought their music into ours, what it changed into. how truly genius mozart was. or beethoven. or jimi.

-language. how a good novel can make me feel like i'm changed, in a tiny way, forever. how simple words we all use can be combined in a way that is beautiful and intricate.

-what makes your mind work.
On a typical Friday night I am
having shabbat dinner with my father because of jewish guilt. then, i adventure.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
my mom died six years ago. i'm okay with it now, but i can tell you about how it felt like not being okay with it, if you ever want to know. it's an interesting story.
You should message me if
you are hilarious, like being spontaneous, enjoy being out in the world (we do live in one of the most amazing cities, after all), and want to go horse-riding in griffith park with me.
The two of us