33Astoria, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a good listener but completely tune out the universe when I concentrate on something. I like to give people advice about career choices, cold remedies, and work out routines. I like to share my thoughts with friends and coworkers and don't always care if they are interested or not. I often think that I could be happy being a housewife, but don't see that happening. I've been known to rant interminably about a book, film, or art exhibit that bothered me.

Also, I may be entering or in the middle of a quarterlife crisis. Have you had one? Maybe you can explain it to me...
What I’m doing with my life
Trying not to bore my friends with random factoids (and failing). Contemplating the elusive meaning of the phrase "life/work balance."
Taking long walks that preferably require crossing from one burrough into another.
I’m really good at
Articulating and defending my opinions. Adducing random facts during a conversation. Using a blender, coming up with brunch menus, and whipping together a meal out of whatever is left in the fridge. Giving subway directions.
The first things people usually notice about me
My messed up hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite books (some of which were moderately life changing) include: Dracula, Memoirs of a Race Traitor, The Lord of the Rings, Till We Have Faces, Wiseblood, The Violent Bear It Away, Plato's Symposium, The Collected Writings of Robert Smithson, Cradle to Cradle, The Gift of Death, The Metaphysical Club, anything by Hannah Arendt

Recently (and by that I mean during the last year) I have been on an Umberto Eco/Salman Rushdie/Jorge Luis Borges kick. (A coworker recently scolded me for reading Borges in English translation...)

For a long time, I opted to not talk of movies/tv in this section, but here goes: Glee, Bones, Modern Family, American Horror Story, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe...
Six things I could never do without
City parks
Cynical humor
Really long books
On a typical Friday night I am
Working late but wishing I was making dinner for friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
After a couple months on OKC I've decided to do something slightly different with this one. My confession is that I am a very judgmental person. Although I am also maternal and empathetic--somehow the two characteristics exist side by side. But to illustrate my point I'm offering the list below.

I will judge you if... describe yourself as "a laid back guy." list board games anywhere in your profile. of the qualities that you're looking for in a match is that he watch tv. use "lol" copiously (or at all). use "jealous" and "envious" interchangeably - they mean very different things. leave the gym without showering - if you're not sweating you obviously did something wrong; if you're sweating and don't shower that's just gross (I know this is not anything that plays out here in this online world, but I'm just sayin).

Note: If any of these apply to you, don't be deterred. Just know I may give you a hard time about it.
You should message me if
...there's a kind streak in you balancing natural human douchebaggery.
...your interests have room for the niche, ridiculous and unnecessary.
...on some level you consider yourself ambitious, driven, and hell-bent on succeeding (of course there are many criteria of success).
The two of us