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My self-summary
The Proust Questionnaire would be a great starting point for conversation...

I've been bitten by the Wanderlust bug, and I've no intention of finding a cure for it.

I dabble in photography, but Travel Photography is what I love most. I have a website, but it's constantly under construction, very much like myself, I suppose:

Instagram: ofomens

Born and raised in Wicker Park; currently living practically right outside Wrigley Field. Chicago takes up a huge chunk of my heart.

I'm a goofball, but intelligent. I'm observant, measurely opinionated. A contrarian at times; a devil's advocate more often than not. I'm fair with arguments, and avoid shouting whenever possible (but I am Latin, so it's in my blood). I'm an Anglophile and a Francophile. In my head I'm also a member of Mensa. I'm random, generous, sarcastic and pretty damn charming. Parents love me. I'm independent, but also aware that no man is an island.
I constantly strive to have the temperament, kindness and pride that my father has always exemplified. He's my hero. My mother and my sister are my heroines.
I'm also left-handed, I've never worn braces, and I wear contact lenses and boxer briefs. (I did say I was random...)
What I’m doing with my life
I'm attempting to write a screenplay. It's a first-time endeavor. I have no clue what the heck I'm doing, but I'm teaching myself. The story is quality, so might as well give it a shot.

Also, I'm a server at a fine dining restaurant downtown Chicago. I am extremely proud/happy with what I do. My job has given me, aside from financial stability, quality of life, and great health benefits, a vast amount of knowledge on food and, specially, wine. I'll resource to such if I have to, but I'm not always impressed by the pretense behind "foodies"... I do have one issue with first-date restaurant suggestions, though- you should be willing to get out of Boystown and explore the rest of this awesome city.
I’m really good at
"That's What She Said" jokes
Rube Goldberg Devices
Running 15+ miles to clear my mind
Picking out wine
Packing efficiently for last-minute trips.
Halloween-costume making
Witty banter
Obscure references
Christmas shopping
Being 50% a romantic / 50% pragmatic
Craving food, but NOT cooking it.
The first things people usually notice about me
•My smile, or my calves... (?)

•I also have pretty good hair.

•I'm schizophrenic/strategic with my style, BUT, I always know where the line of ridicule is drawn. I know what I like, and I also know what I can wear.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite Books:
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Corrections
The Great Gatsby
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
La Casa En Mango Street
Cien Años de Soledad
Rules of the Wild
The English Patient
Alice in Wonderland

Favorite Films:
Anything these guys helm, I'll surely be enthralled:
González Iñarritú
Coen Bros.
Van Sant

Favorite Music:
David Guetta
Andrew Bird
The Shins
The Strokes
Pete Yorn
The Decemberists
Animal Collective
Broken Bells
Miike Snow
Band of Horses
Ra Ra Riot
Dave Matthews Band
Sufjan Stevens
Bon Iver
Clint Mansell
Yann Tiersen
Dario Marianelli...

TV Shows:
House of Cards
Breaking Bad
Archer (I've a crush on that d*bag)
Game of Thrones
The Office
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Mad Men
The Wonder Years
30 Rock
Modern Family
Arrested Development
The United States of Tara
The Golden Girls
Six things I could never do without
Family/Friends... Specially my li'l niece.
The Cinema.
My Canon
My iPhone
My Job
A Gym membership
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I've stopped thinking... I now just Siri, Google, and Wikipedia everything...

Also, why my job can't get with the times and allow me to grow a beard/5 o'clock scruff. First-world problems.

In all seriousness, though, I do spend a lot of time thinking about finding the right and permanent reason to delete this app. I'm very much ready to live happily ever after. I'm pragmatic, and yet, I'm a dreamer. This sort of balance, I believe, is healthy.
I spend a lot of time thinking (convincing myself) that somewhere out there, there is someone searching for exactly all that I have to offer... And vice versa.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably working. And that is fine by me ;)

If I'm not at work, I'm probably vegging out on the couch, part-time facebooking, part-time netflixing, part-time gulping some wine, part-time avoiding going-out texts.

Riveting life, I know...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Ready? Here it goes: I'm never a fan of public displays of affection OR conflict, specially at the bars. I'm pretty damn affectionate and attentive, but there is a time and a place, no?
In other words: Be cool, man, just be cool.
Also, I'm a huge Gwyneth Paltrow fan. (this isn't so private). It's been over a decade in the making. We can discuss this in person.
Also, one time, I touched Monet's "Water Lilies" at the Art Institute as a little kid while on a field trip. No big deal.
You should message me if
•You look like, and/or have the swag of, Diplo.
• You love your iPhone as much as I do. I'm done apologizing for my attachment to it. It is what it is.
•You genuinely enjoy and are extremely creative and excited for Halloween.
•You have a keen sense of humor. If that humor happens to be amazingly visual, then, we're in serious business.
•You are sane; if you're not sane, keep your medications up-to-date.
•You like Gwyneth Paltrow (or tolerate her)
•You can/prefer to watch DVDs with subtitles (even in English).
•You don't care for Hawaiian pizza.
•You buy/bake me oatmeal raisin cookies.
•You can fold (your own) laundry. Neatly.
•You want to laugh with me, not at me.
•You want to delete this app also.
•You are an avid texter.
The two of us