AndrewofAus
33 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
Aussie living in the city and planning to stay. Manhattan via Melbourne and Paris, and I feel lucky to have lived in all three.

I like my food spicy, my whisky neat, and my humor dry. Few things are better than starting my day with a good, fast run - except maybe ending the day at a new restaurant with friends and a few cocktails.

I geek out on design, technology, (indie) movies, and what's happening in culture and politics. I'm looking for someone with their own passions, who wants to exchange ideas, or who can teach me something new.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm in a dream job as a design strategist at a consulting firm. Customer research, innovation, technology, and a dash of travel.

Otherwise, I'm out in the city for dinner, drinks, a movie, a show... all the usual things New Yorkers do with their disposable income.
I’m really good at
I have perfect pitch, which has definitely helped my karaoke game.

I also speak fluent French, from living/studying in Paris.
The first things people usually notice about me
It's usually the accent: Australian, but often confused for British.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Cormac McCarthy is probably my all-time favorite author, but I find it hard to have favorites here. Most of my reading lately has been work-related, so I'm 100% open to more recreational recommendations.

Movies - I'm mad for indies, sci-fi, and anything that makes you think. Lately that's been The Lobster, Captain Fantastic, and The Nice Guys. But Marvel's films, Nightcrawler, Villeneuve, Tarantino, the Coen brothers, and a whole raft of French directors all have a special place in my heart.

Shows - Curb Your Enthusiasm, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones, Veep, Breaking Bad, and the West Wing are some all-time favorites. Trying to find time for The Night Of, Narcos, and Stranger Things.

Music - Jazz, rock, indie, random bits of electro. Miles Davis to Caravan Palace, via Girl Talk; Manu Chao to the Beatles via Tame Impala... And a randomly great indie summer Spotify playlist I put together.

Food & Drink - Italian, Mexican, and Thai are my favorites, but I love trying new cuisines. The spicier the better. I like pinot grigio, whisky (neat pour), and any well-made cocktail.
The six things I could never do without
- A design challenge to keep my mind occupied
- New York's dining, drinking, and cultural scenes
- A good flat white (not from Starbucks)
- My running shoes
- My passport (and work visa)
- Chili. Did I mention I like my food spicy?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How better design can help us improve the world we live in. How better politics would also help.

Escaping the city for a weekend getaway.
On a typical Friday night I am
Unwinding after a long week - usually in one of the Villages or nearby Brooklyn, grabbing dinner and a few drinks with friends.

Or, if it's been a *really* long week, crashing at home with Seamless's finest, some wine, and a movie.
You should message me if
You're active and ambitious, but still laugh easily and openly.

You're eternally curious about the world.

You want to skip the small talk.
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