35 Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
Worked sucked today and I just had a pupusa (OK, two pupusas) so my brainpower is waning. How to describe myself in this far corner of the interwebs? Look, I'm probably a lot like you. We didn't settle for that college relationship (only religious nuts and people from the Midwest change diapers at 22, right?) and instead dedicated our mid 20's to globetrotting adventures and unchecked, selfish fun. Somewhere around 27, the career bulb flicked on, and we dove into competitive New York to claw and bite our way into some pursuit of The Happy-ness. We work hard. We drink hard. We love to exercise. We struggle to describe our affinity for New York to the friends back home, and instead default to "yeah, great restaurants, TONS of diversity" because how do you really elaborate the love/hate relationship with your neighbor's reggaeton mix tape? You know, the one he plays at 400db at 3 a.m. We don't like the idea of dating websites, but wow, we sure assumed our coworkers wouldn't all be 50. Or, like, super weird... and we totally got shot down the last time we hit on so-and-so at yoga class. We get a kick out of the recurring self summary fodder on this site (for guys, I assume this is "Hey ladies, I'm laid back, love to work out, love to travel, you know, just a pretty mellow guy!" For girls, it's "I love sarcasm (really?) and chapstick, running and my yoga mat.) Long story long, hey I'm just like you. I'm like, you know, laid back, love to work out, love to travel, you know, just a pretty mellow guy.
What I’m doing with my life
journalist and writer. part-time bicycle fanatic. runner. swimmer. yogi. mediocre chef. consumer of mass quantities of news, magazine journalism, books and other written content. full-time dreamer. bard of wacky humor.
I’m really good at
I can fix your bike.
The first things people usually notice about me
six foot three
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Not a huge TV person. That said, Seinfeld and Arrested Development quotes are regulars in my vernacular.
I prefer magazine length reading, although I will read anything by Susan Casey, Michael Lewis, HST, George Plimpton. The books that helped shape my worldview, the Ishmael series, Great Shark Hunt, John Krakauer nonfiction, Ed Abbey, god too many to list.
As for music, if your parents and/or grandparents danced to it, it's probably in my iTunes.
Why isn't there a "Favorite Podcast" category?
The six things I could never do without
lowbrow + brilliant
Central Park
GWB (the bridge, not the prez)
brakes + derailleur
puffy coats
cap + goggles
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Wow, there sure are a lot of women claiming to be "bisexual" on this website. And what's up with capitalizing random words in the self summary? ("I work in Fashion. I am an Actor and a Art Director, I like Beans and Rice"). Lower case, people.
On a typical Friday night I am
I prefer my music live and loud.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Some days I put on mismatched socks with my dressy work pants... just for the f#ck of it.
You should message me if
tell me a story, any story will do. points for humor.