overgroove
36 Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
Have you also either rewritten this thing a few times thinking to yourself, "Yeah, but that's not really, really me... that's only kinda me..." or just given up on summarizing yourself altogether and just put up something apologetically short?

My personal philosophy is "do it all". Whether it's dressing up to the nines (why not the tens? does looking good only go up to a nine?) and enjoying delectable amuse bouches at fancy restaurants to kickin' back in front of a bon-fire drinking a shitty beer and playing guitar, it's all good. Whether it's making you giggle at a really crude pun that you instantly regret laughing at, your lips subsequently pursed in mock disapproval, or discussing the intrinsic fucked-up-edness of the world and possible mitigation strategies for said effed-itude. I'd gladly watching a TED talk about vulnerability and then call up Ted and see if he wants to go on a hike. If Ted says he's busy I'll remind him of the time that I was wing man and was unfailing polite to the friend of the girl he was interested in who did nothing but talk about TED talks about vulnerability.

I'm a third culture kid. Born in Italy, grew up in the Arabian Gulf, lived in Portland, Oregon for a few decades and then moved to New York. I'm pretty good with languages and accents.
What I’m doing with my life
Work-wise I manage the technology aspects of the New York arm of a boutique-ish design agency. Lots of creative nerdery and generic bidness-related activities. Imagine beeps and boops, bright screens, projections, electronics with wires like a Lady and the Tramp date gone wrong, budgets, feature requirements documents, a chorus of remote voices piped into a conference room, anxiously awaiting the longest of the boring seconds, and frenetic deadlines compressing bodies into work-a-day mush.

You know, the usual. (I wanted to write the first syllable of usual, but I don't know how to write it... usj? youj?)

If I had the ability to wave the magic wand of time, effort, and inspiration and get anything I wanted I'd love to write the great American novel, or perhaps just a decent New York novella, or maybe just an acceptable Crown Heights short story. It'd be cool to have a hit song on the radio. Some dance tune with an island feel and lady singing a catchy hook. Or maybe a Bieber-esque crooner about how difficult it is to love when you're Canadian. Or maybe do some stand up.
I’m really good at
This section. I'm the best at this section. And modesty. I'm the best at modesty.

I'm good at being happy most always.

I try to actively pause and be considerate.

I can be serious despite all evidence to the contrary.
The first things people usually notice about me
My one blue eye and one brown eye. That I have three ears, one's just a nubbin. And that you're super gullible.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
How about I just say my favorite version of this section on other people's profiles?

There's the, "I've essentially copied my entire Spotify playlist and guess what? You don't recognize a single name." Most of the band names look like idioms translated from other languages: Trunk Lunch Despair, I Can Cannes, Diuretic Dysmorphia.

Or the, "this makes me a thoughtful and insightful reader" book list which includes Middlesex, anything by Murakami, 100 Years of Solitude, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up, any of the existentialists, an autobiography of a famous person, Proust, Ralph Waldo Emerson, David Foster Wallace, Steinbeck, etc.

There's the people who make this section exhaustively covered, incredibly detailed and finely organized. Then there's the people who find a way to cheat and say something about this section without actually ever putting anything in it... like me.
The six things I could never do without
- musical harmony
- the smell of nature
- sweat from dancing
- a beautiful lady snort-giggling
- problem-solving and puzzle unraveling
- six-item lists
I spend a lot of time thinking about
All the things I want to do that are cramming against each other preventing me from doing all the things I want to do.

Also, why does a little pencil icon mean I want to edit a text field on my computer? Do all graphic elements have to refer to a previous analogous technology?
On a typical Friday night I am
Deciding whether I want to keep it low-key, hang out with the dog, play some guitar, watch some Netflix, and order some Seamless or stay out until the wee hours of the morning engaged in some New York nightlife debauchery.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was an officer in the great Blarg Wars of 2019. I time traveled to the future and committed great atrocities. One of which is this profile.

Also, I get embarrassed by awkward moments in TV shows like Seinfeld and The Office. To the point where I have to stop watching. They're my equivalent of horror films.
You should message me if
You are smart, funny, attractive, and have your proverbial shit together. And you got this far without rolling your eyes so hard they got stuck and now you have to go the emergency room for the unsticking of the eyes.
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