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My self-summary
Cook, transit geek, fast reader, foodie.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an internal consultant for the MTA (yeah, the subway system that you simultaneously love and hate). I'm a pretty enthusiastic cook specializing in Chinese, Thai and Indian food. West Coaster at heart that has been putting off the decision of whether he wants to move back to LA for 10 years now.
I’m really good at
- Using lots of parentheses in my writing. (I swear I didn't even mean to type this set but it was my first instinct.)
- Getting around, especially if it involves complex forms of public transportation.
- Going on long, long walks in new cities.
- Procrastinating, sadly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: anything by Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch; Anubis Gates by Tim Powers; most of Connie Willis; You Were Never in Chicago, by Neil Steinberg; Nine Lives, by Dan Baum; the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon; the City & the City, by China Miéville; Reluctant Metropolis, by William Fulton; Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman; and I'm totally undecided on whether I'm still a Game of Thrones guy after finishing book 3.

Shows: Sherlock, Dr Who, SNL, Fresh off the Boat, Looking (before it was canceled)

Food: I think that I'm a pretty good Chinese and Thai cook -- it's how I de-stress and relax. It also has the side effect that I have made pad thai, pad see ew, tom yum, various curries, laab, kung pao chicken, dry-fried green beans, fried rice, twice-cooked pork, Taiwanese cold noodles and beef noodle soup that I'm pretty pleased with. :)
The six things I could never do without
1. Wristwatch. I know this seems so old school, but I've been wearing a wristwatch since I was a little kid and I basically feel incomplete without wearing one.
2. iPhone
3. Travel
4. Food and cooking
5. Sleep
6. Kindle. So I held out for SO LONG because I didn't want to get sucked into the ease of buying books online (and emptying my already-light wallet) but then I realized that you can get library books online, and also, the Kindle is great for when I am sandwiched in between people on my 4 5 6 commute
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Ruthlessly optimizing my subway commute (have you heard of the Exit Strategy app? Get it now), food plans, travel that I want to do
On a typical Friday night I am
Having a beer with friends, trying a restaurant