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My self-summary
I'm basically trying to figure out how to write everything down and spare nothing. Isn't that something?

I am Talkative, Visceral, and Probably Charming
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a sometimes magazine correspondent who interviews people and asks questions like "Do your parents know what you do?" and I'm an ex- blogger who used to write about why it is, on a clinical level, that Zac Efron is famous. After three years of that I realized that writing a blog about trash culture from a quasi-anthropologist perspective isn't actually that edgy at all.

Recently, I've written fourteen short stories that take place over 2 minutes in a bar late at night in Manhattan and one about how I may be a God to my fish. The day after I started that second one the main fish died of despair. I felt bad.

I have this set up where I can be basically anywhere at any time and I'm still at work. It sounds like it would be amazing and it is but it can also be really frightening. Still, there's nothing more unacceptable than missing a Summer in New York because you're stuck in an office cubicle day in and day out. I also write the copy for those e mail deals that you get every morning offering you 20 dollars worth of shoelaces for 5 dollars. You'd be amazed at how little creativity those things require.

Also, I have, in the past, been paid to tell people what I think of the way they look. At parties. Sincerely. It was my best job ever.

I'm currently in the process of "finishing my novel" which isn't just a line I use at parties. In fact I just finished my second draft and it's come in at a cool 402 pages. That part shocks even me.
I’m really good at
Noticing things about people that they don't think they're disclosing, crafting sentences that sound like they're going nowhere but end up surprising you, following recipes, recreating dishes I've seen on TV, admitting when something I've cooked could have been better, taking people out to restaurants when they're visiting New York, improvising chatter on radio, getting people to talk about their deepest fears and having diplomatic conversations with people who insist Creationism is a science because their fear of death has overtaken their capacity for rational thought.
The first things people usually notice about me
My hair and whatever T shirt I'm wearing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books by Patrick White, Bret Easton Ellis, Joan Didion, Jennifer Egan, Dominic Dunne, Paul Auster, Junot Diaz, Dorothy Parker. I really just love anything Matt Taibbi writes and also, I find Christopher Hitchens' total brain exploding confidence in himself really enabling as well. It's like he just writes it straight out of his head and then, bang, it gets published. Not even Vanity Fair fucks with it that much.

Movies: I have seen The Last Emperor about 30 times and it never ceases to amaze me. I also completely loved Celine and Julie Go Boating. American Psycho works for me so much more now - several years later. Requiem for a Dream was ART but I can't ever watch it again. Meryl Streep and Isabelle Huppert are astonishing. I was totally moved by Sweet November. All the Harry Potter movies are kick ass.

Food: Taco truck tacos from Bedford Avenue infect my deepest darkest dreams; I often long for them so much my teeth hurt. Crab and pork dumplings on Bayard Street do essentially the same thing. I completely love seriously high quality sushi and foie gras. French bistros that serve a kick ass foie gras, duck confit, bouilliabaise and steak frites are kind of important. I also love lasagna from L'il Frankies on First Avenue on a Thursday and I drink at least one Kombucha per day. Oh, plus I basically live on organic protein bars and Greek yogurt and sometimes gummi worms but they're often dangerous.

Jesus, I can't believe I got through all that.
The six things I could never do without
1) Clarity
2) Vocabulary
3) Sense of taste
4) People I love
5) Kombucha
6) Not being an alcoholic
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I am going to actually get the experience onto the page.
On a typical Friday night I am
Genuinely convinced that it's the end of the week so I can stop thinking about work stuff. Then I go out some place with people I like. I mean - it's pretty straightforward, right?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't know - I've been pretty open so far. I hate peanut butter and I hate beans - like pinto beans or red kidney beans - I really dislike them. They're just filler and when I was a kid I would genuinely panic if they were served at dinner.

Actually, you know what? I think I'm more closed minded than I know and that frightens me.
You should message me if
You feel like you want to. Unless you're a liar or a killer. If you are those you shouldn't.