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My self-summary
Baby lawyer chasing the sweet life. Student of cidre making and barbecue, obsessive epistemology and formalist propaganda, economics and contemporary prose.

A creative compromise between John S Mill and Hunter S Thompson. Nerd by day, one-man Fellini movie by night. Seeking la dolce vita but not stuck on that permanent adolescence kick
What I’m doing with my life
Recently finished law school and beginning to learn the real dark arts of litigation, which means reading cases and statutes all day and arguing about it (no, torts aren't just for eating). Formerly worked in criminal defense, which never failed to amuse (yes, they are always guilty as hell but that's not the point), but moving on to commercial lit so I can spend my time re-arranging the deckchairs on the sinking titanic of American consumer capitalism. Remainder spent exploring and loving the beautiful Bay. Trying to fit in as many experiences as the clock allows me. Turkish Coffee consumed on the hour until nightime when I switch to red wine.
I’m really good at
Debating in good humor. Asking questions. Killing exactly one hour. Amusing myself. I can resist everything except temptation.
The first things people usually notice about me
It depends on whether you're a visual or an auditory person. If you're a visual person, you might notice the light fading as I enter the room; if you're more of an auditory person, you'll probably focus on the ominous Latin chanting in the background.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
-The four essential publications every one should read- Economist, FT, Guardian, Claremont Review of Books.
-All-time favorite fiction writer is probably Jorge Luis Borges. Just went through a David Foster Wallace phase. Particularly fond of Flannery O'Conner, Marquez, Delilo, Grant Morrison, Philip K Dick, etc. Always appreciate recommendations.
-I will leave my ideological tint ambiguous except to name-check Michael Oakshott, Leo Strauss, and Chicago/Vienna School economics.
-Nerdy movie tastes in that I like to systematically go through old master directors one at a time. eg Kurosawa, Almodovar, Herzog, PT Anderson, Wong Kar Wai, Coen Bros, David Lean, Kubrick, Godard, Eric Rohmer, etc.
-There is a right kind of music for every mood, so I won't declare a favorite except to say that the Clash and Bowie are demigods and the Flaming Lips put on the most joyous show I've ever seen. Presently I've got Love, Portugal. The Man, Kendrick Lamar, Pavement, Deltron, and Stone Roses on repeat so make of that what you will.
Six things I could never do without
I don't think my career/life req's are all that unusual. I want to travel, read a lot of books, have semi-meaningful work, good friends/family.

Also, eating well, reading, 8 hrs sleep, and exercise every day helps a lot towards stability, getting out of day to day ruts, and helping to think clearly. A few years ago i realized that I'm fairly happy as long as I sleep/exercise/read interesting stuff every day, and if i do that for a week my mood etc is very good.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-What constitutes good living
-How many cups of coffee I can reasonably drink in a day.
-Whether it would be more fun to play poker with Henry Kissinger or Charles Bukowski.
-My parking spot and when I will have to move my car. Because of the expropriatory ticket costs in this city the concept of a spot evokes a half-spiritual, half-murderous hysteria and the quest to find it never really ends, which is why I find myself yelling, "Look! A parking space! Oh my God, another one!", like I just saw a bald eagle or a dolphin, not only when I have no plans to park but when I am not even in a car.
-Where to eat/ what to cook. My favorite is bbq and big red wine.
-If the Pacific Ocean were filled with gin, what would be, in terms of proportionate volume, the proper lake of vermouth necessary to achieve a perfect dry martini?
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't know. I guess in the best of all worlds I would be on my roof or outside barbecuing and or generally chilling out with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm secretly French-Canadian. I first discovered that this makes me a bit of an odd duck back in kindergarten when we were asked to name our favorite flower and I said garlic.

Like all suave Gallic litigators I harbor the dream of someday aquiring rural agricultural land and becoming California's proscuitto baron.
You should message me if
What I value in a person: Integrity, passion, reason.

I haven't quite got past the inherent strangeness of online dating, but at this point I know too many people who have found new friends here to dismiss it. So I guess I just have to repress my inner luddite and accept that people do things on the internet now.

When I have free time I like to walk around and explore SF. Say hello if you want to go on a food adventure or grab a drink some evening. If you want to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon walking around the museum or playing board games with my entertaining and gregarious friends. If you think you might be the Eva to my Juan Peron.
The two of us