mebowl300
35 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
Hi there!

I work in Jewish education and am a big bike commuter. I like to hear stories, I like to tell stories. I believe in "story first, safety fourth." I work at sleepaway camp in the summer. If minimalism were a 1 and consumerism a 10, I'd probably be a 2.8.

Dinner and/or drinks are not my thing, unless we're making them ourselves.
What I’m doing with my life
I manage teachers, and curricula, and teach and other things relevant to my students.

I also lead service learning programs for high school and college students volunteering with grassroots organizations domestically and abroad.

You know how people have a gym buddy with whom they go work out? I have a cleaning buddy. It is the greatest idea ever.
I’m really good at
Skipping, fixing things in apartments, improvising lyrics to established tunes, dancing as if nobody's watching, ultimate frisbee, bowling, spontaneity, helping friends move, packing luggage into car trunks, and teaching those of all ages how to ride a bike.
The first things people usually notice about me
The average number of days since I last shaved is 7. I probably have a bike helmet on my person.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Measure of a Man - Sydney Poitier
Necessary Losses - Judith Viorst
Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand
We Belong to the Land - Elias Chacour
Infidel - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Omnivores Dilemma - Michael Pollan
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
Freakonomics - Dubner + Leavitt
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat - Oliver Sacks
Siddhartha - Herman Hesse

Magazine: New York Times Magazine

Movies: Big Lebowski, Office Space, Fight Club, Usual Suspects, Kochavim Shel Shlomi

TV (my apartment no longer has TV but...): Daily Show, Colbert, Seinfeld, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black

I spend too much time on slate and deadspin

Let's Go Mets
The six things I could never do without
- nature
- my journal
- meaningful interactions
- some sort of jewish identity
- newness
- learning
- teaching
- reminders from children how great things can be
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- Whether other people also think that they think about stuff more than other people
- What trade-offs I would make to be bilingual
- Whether my idea for how to create a system so that no food will go to waste in New York will work
- How to not create any trash
- How to do everything for free

I am also boggled as to why okcupid has me as "less playful." This is pretty much the opposite of what I believe.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a potluck dinner or on a bike getting there.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't have texting, well, kind of.
You should message me if
Some of these might be a good start. You:

- empathize first
- care about marginalized people
- like the idea of biking across some large tract of country
- want to teach/do acro-yoga
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