motownfellini
43 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
Yikes the thought of writing a "self-summary" makes my skin crawl. Lifetime New Yorker wondering if escape is possible. Dry-humored, cultural omnivore, avid reader, closet romantic, endearing curmudgeon, screenwriter impersonator, low-information voter, cat person.
What I’m doing with my life
Did my mom write these questions? Um... doing my part in supporting the city's bars and coffee shops, writing (i.e. procrastinating) screenplays, running 5 miles a day, reading a lot of books and watching a lot of movies, avoiding being reduced to a cultural stereotype...
I’m really good at
Over-analyzing, giving the impression that I'm a functioning adult, self-deprecation, turning the other cheek, aimless wandering, flossing every day, eating the rest of your fries, righteous anger, bullshit detection, daydreaming.
The first things people usually notice about me
Hmm. This is difficult to answer as I unfortunately cannot read minds.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Good grief I'm going to have a hard time keeping this brief.

Books: Graham Greene, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain, John Cheever, Bernard Malamud, Raymond Carver, Richard Yates, Edna O'Brien, Alice Munro, Philip Roth. Frederick Exley's A Fan's Notes!

Movies: Argh too many... Mostly old stuff - His Girl Friday, Out of the Past, Sweet Smell of Success, All About Eve... You Can Count on Me, In the Mood for Love, Tree of Life, A Separation, Ghost World, Bad Santa.

Music: Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, James Brown, The Beatles, Otis Redding, Dylan, Motown, Stax, The Kinks, Marvin Gaye, Velvet Underground, Creedence, Modern Lovers, Bowie, Curtis Mayfield Television, Iggy, Joy Division, Ramones, Prince...
My opinion of most Indie Rock: yawn.

TV: Mad Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Parks and Rec, Simpsons (old ones), Get Smart, The Odd Couple, Batman (1960s), Cheers (Diane years), The Honeymooners...

Food: Just about everything as long as it doesn't have celery.
The six things I could never do without
Something to read, coffee, lip balm, public radio, running, more coffee, beer, see above music.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
If it's too early to have a drink, how the fuck I'm going to find the time to listen to all these podcasts, the whereabouts of Barack Obama's birth certificate (just kidding), the story I'm working on, changing my identity and moving somewhere else, whether women on this site who love "Just Kids" own a Patti Smith album, the "old" New York, mass extinction, what I should have said to the guy who almost ran me over with his bike, women, the future, death.
On a typical Friday night I am
The same thing I'm doing on a Monday night. avoiding where the guys wearing sandals/shorts/backwards baseball caps are going. Also avoiding where the beards/skinny jeans/nerd glasses guys are going. In other words: at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Everything you've just read is private enough, pilgrim.
You should message me if
You're a healthy balance of sweet and sweet. And maybe slightly bitter.
You're into conversation - meaning you have strong/ambivalent opinions but also are interested in hearing what somebody (probably) not as smart as you has to say.
Ayn Rand is not your thing.
You think of Brooklyn as a place and not a lifestyle.
You don't wear yoga pants and pink sneakers.
Eating pizza while watching Gilmore Girls sounds more appealing to you than teaching creative writing to children in Myanmar.
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