Friends or colleagues might describe me as somewhat gregarious or almost on the cusp of being handsome. None of my many, many exes would describe me as "the one who got away", a moniker I've desperately craved since I started dating, so there is obviously work to be done.
Seriously, though, I'd rather break the ice over a cup of joe or pint of hoppy nectar, but if I must reveal something, then here are a few random factoids: The Economist feeds my addiction to current affairs; if the weather is nice, I'm probably on my bike or grilling out; I've bribed a Senegalese border guard; I drive through red lights when no one is around; and pranayama is my answer to traffic jams. Brewing my own beer has also become a scrumdillyumptious hobby. Oh and during the election, I volunteered for the Obama campaign in Ohio. Why did I drive all the way to Ohio when I live in Pittsburgh (and PA was a swing state)? Because the race in Ohio was tighter, and I drive a fuel-efficient vehicle.
Let's go Bucs. Go Pens. Go Bears.
I enjoy professional sports, but they aren't the be-all, end-all of my weekly schedule. If it's 75 & sunny on a Sunday in Pittsburgh, the last place you'll find my backside is glued to a barstool, listening to some yinzer wax poetic on why the Steelers suddenly suck. That being said, my company's Pirates & Steeler tickets occasionally fall into my hands, so I take full advantage of that perk.
As you can tell from my bit about working for the Obama campaign, this profile is dated. I temporarily relocated to Morgantown for a work-related project that will wrap up in the beginning of 2018, when I will make my triumphant return to the Burgh. These days, I am in Pittsburgh pretty much every weekend and occasionally during the week.
I'm also a budding entrepreneur & am in the middle of starting a side business, so I have been devoting a great deal of time & energy to that endeavor.
Books: Recently I've been consumed by several books on the art & science of brewing. Otherwise, I enjoy: Dostoyevsky, Huxley, Vonnegut, Nabokov, Tolstoy, Palahniuk, Welch, Hemingway, Kerouac, Wolfe, either Sedaris, Hosseini, et al.
TV: Iron Chef, True Detective, Game of Thrones, House Hunters International (this show is only watched among friends & doubles as a drinking game w/ $ awarded to the winner). I also enjoyed "The Wire" a few years ago.
Music: I will attend pretty much anything live & enjoy it. Otherwise, my Pandora box includes: Thom Yorke, Alt-J, Andersen Paak, The Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, Modest Mouse, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Prince, Hot Chip, Beck, James Brown, Tool, Doc Watson, Gary Clark Jr, Arctic Monkeys, Umphreys McGee, Fujiya and Miyagi, Bob, Tauk, The Grateful Dead, DJ Shadow, RJD2, Bad Religion, Coltrane & PHISH (esp enjoy them live thanks to their lighting guru, Chris Kuroda, aaaaaaaaannnd every show is a massive 3-hour dance party).
Food: Ethnic first (namely Indian or Thai) and everything else a close second. I tend to go on a sushi bender every couple months & rarely eat at chain restaurants after lunch. If you're into Applebee's, The Olive Garden, or Red Lobster, I'm probably not your Huckleberry. Though I know the term "foodie" is beyond played out, I think it's quite descriptive & has its place on a dating site. How else can one sum up in only six letters that they follow several local chefs on Twitter to see what seasonal fare they're offering and actively maintain an Urbanspoon account? Could the previous question have possibly contained more words?