newmsie
26 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
Manhattan-born, Bay Area-raised, four years in Los Angeles for school, and then back to home base in New York. I've also done brief stints Cincinnati and not-quite-rural Kentucky for work, and am really struggling with summarizing myself in a way that a) has nothing to do with the places I've lived and b) is self-aware without being the most inane/dull/awful thing you've read today.
What I’m doing with my life
Spending a whole lot of time in and around theaters for work and play. I work in both theater and film (a nonprofit theater, a film festival), both onstage and off. Also frequently found inside other dark spaces like: concert venues, a restaurant JUST as they're making that obvious switch into mood lighting, and the train that is being momentarily held underground by the train's dispatcher.
I’m really good at
Making terrible jokes, using crutches, various forms of sarcasm, remembering the home telephone numbers of my best friends from middle school, knowing the words to Top 40 songs from 2003, getting halfway through a crossword puzzle, making toffee, staying up to date on entertainment news, being forthright, reading words quickly, reading people less quickly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
HIGHLIGHTS:

Words on a page: Junot Diaz, David Sedaris. Obsessive Vulture/NYMag reader. Required reading (or viewing, I suppose if you prefer TED talks) for everyone on the planet should include We Should All Be Feminists, and if this is your first exposure to that title, then at least this profile serves some purpose!

Words with people emoting (longform): Singing in the Rain, Keeping the Faith, Do The Right Thing. (I studied film in college, and am currently working my way through the AFI Top 100. I like movies.)

Words with people emoting (shortform): The West Wing is my comfort TV. You're The Worst, Transparent, the same wrapped-prestige dramas we're all still talking about.

Words with melodies: Ella Fitzgerald, The Avett Brothers, The Lone Bellow, most indie/folk/rock/alternative/jazz.

Not words, but sometimes better: Grilled Cheese, bourbon-based beverages, and a serious Diet Coke addiction.
The six things I could never do without
1. People.
2. Chocolate buttercream frosting.
3. Entertainment--books, theatre, film, music, tv.
4. A moral compass.
5. A literal compass--i.e.: Google maps.
6. Laughter.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to avoid physical injury.
On a typical Friday night I am
[insert some variation of "there is no typical Friday night, mostly I'm just chasing literal and figurative unicorns, but I also love Netflix because I'm a human being with eyes and I'm sometimes lazy and my couch is in my apartment" here.]
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a really competitive Scattergories player.
You should message me if
You think your witty banter is the wittiest.
You want to go bowling or head to a trivia night.
You like to laugh and consider yourself to be a generally decent person.
You believe in communicating openly and honestly, even though that's not always comfortable, and rarely enjoyable (or are willing to listen and engage with someone who believes that).

Or you know, if you want to.
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