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My self-summary
Originally from Austin, lived in Europe, Mexico, Cali, and NYC for the last 10+

Ivy educated, driven, creative, active, high energy, successful, athletic, curious, bright...
What I’m doing with my life
Amazing job in finance, which I love.
Outside of work playing in a band (guitar and vocals), running a small music label and a new craft brewery, and traveling as often as possible (up to 54 countries and counting!)
I’m really good at
Playing guitar, riding bikes early morning through the deep boroughs, snowboarding, skating, learning to surf again, yoga, and training for Marathons/endurance races.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm smart.
I'm cute (at least my mom keep telling me that!).
I'm fit.
I'm different (in a good way).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food

All Tarantino
All Wes Anderson
All Hitchcock
All Kubrick
Most Woody Allen
Most Scorsese
Most Coppola
All Cohen
All Bergaman
Most John Houston
All John Hughes
All Christopher Nolan…
With specific soft spots for:
All James Bond,
All Indiana Jones,
The Matrix,
Dark Knight,
Batman (all of them rock even Michael Keaton!...well maybe forget that one with Chris O'Donnell),
Animal House,
Old School,
Pulp Fiction,
Blade Runner,
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,
Ben Hur,
Taxi Driver,
Star Wars,
Usual Suspects,
Princess Bride,
Seven Samurai,
V for Vendetta,
The Bourne Series,
Old Boy,
Lawrence of Arabia,
Oceans 11,
Fast Times at Ridgemont High,
Wedding Singer,
Anchorman Stepbrothers,
Big Daddy,
Wedding Crashers,
Boondocks Saints,
Harry Potter…quidditch anyone?

Arcade Fire,
Daft Punk,
Portugal the Man,
Janis Joplin,
Smith Westerns,
Surfer Blood,
Public Enemy,
Etta James,
Local Natives,
Zeppelin (always),
Passion Pit,
Nouvelle Vague,
Johnny Cash,
LCD Soundsystem,
Seu George,
The XX,
40's Big Band Classics
The National,
Miike Snow,
Billie Holliday,
Jane's Addiction,
Robert Johnson,
Little Richard,
Sleigh Bells,
Arcade Fire,
Grizzley Bear,
Beach House,
Black Keys,
The Smiths,
Wild Beasts,
Nina Simone,
Fleet Foxes,
Of Montreal,
Edith Piaf,
Joy Division,
Little Dragon,
Cat Power,
James Blake,
Tallest Man on Earth,
Real Estate
Anything New Wave
Any old school punk and rap
Taylor! ;)

Five Leaves
St. Anslem
Waverly Inn
Soho House
Queen of Sheba
The Dutch
Abe and Aurthurs
Casa Mono
Fatty Crab
Sushi Yasuda
Friend of a Farmer
Mermaid Inn
Spotted Pig
La Superior
Beauty and Essex
Marlow and Son
Union Square Cafe
La Esquina
ABC Kitchen
Hecho en Dumbo
The six things I could never do without
*People (Friends - Family)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
5 years ago I was walking across the Galata Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey. I ran across a very strangely dressed old Englishman selling flowers from the back of his bike at the center of the bridge. The man insisted I buy a flower and listen to some of his stories, which I obliged.

As we spoke he told me fantastical tales of riding his bike through Asia, India, Europe, and Africa for 30 years, and of all the wonderful people and crazy characters he encountered. I was totally convinced most of them were complete lies until he spoke of meeting his wife...
He said he was working on a shrimping boat in the Indian Ocean. One day a beautiful German girl hitched a ride to an island off the main island of Indonesia. She spoke almost no English and was dirty from months of travel, but he fell “instantaneously in love with her". A girl, who although he had just met and with whom he could barely communicate with, "immediately became the most interesting and amazing person he had ever met". This, from a 25 year old Londoner biking across the World and currently working on a shrimp boat off of Indonesia. He teared-up describing her... her passion and insatiable lust for life changed him “in a moment…forever”. He clearly loved her and she had obviously died recently, although he didn’t say that specifically.

He didn't say much after he spoke of her and just reflected for a moment. So, I thought we were done and started to walk away when he threw out his parting words "Life is short, fall in love, and surround yourself with interesting amazing people. And, remember...a person with no interests is a person of no interest, don't waste your time or your life".

I really couldn't have said it better myself.

So, I clocked him over the head and made off with his bike, flowers, and anything I could get from his pockets. Haha! Kidding!

I was actually very happy I met that man. As I thought about it days, weeks, months, now years after - he gave me more than he intended to, or maybe exactly what he intended to...
Although, his stories were great I thought more about his wife and the impact she had on him.
I am not exactly sure what I am looking for from this site - my life is great and I am beyond happy...but it would be cool to find someone that 40 years later we feel compelled to tell a complete stranger all about on a bridge in the middle of nowhere.
On a typical Friday night I am

Or on occasion

Netflix and chill
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Ahoy Mate!
Oh I thought this said "The most PIRATE thing I'm willing to admit."

You should message me if
You are a bright, strong, confident, driven, artistic, laid back (with some type A), kindred spirit, and people/music lover who is successful in whatever you love and do...