thewindhover
30 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
Once upon a time, I was the lead singer in a band called Me and Marsupial. I wrote a thesis on Tennyson in college, and now I'm a resident in internal medicine at a hospital uptown. Some people think I'm a hipster, other people think I'm square; I would describe my outlook as literary.

I like to ramble. I mean both that I like to talk for a long time about nothing in particular and also that I like to walk around and see what there is to be seen.
What I’m doing with my life
For fun: going to the movies (sometimes by myself), getting progressively worse at guitar, writing short stories, dining or imbibing with people I haven't seen in too long, karaoke, swimming laps, escaping to the mountains or the beach, going to Los Angeles, playing darts, sesquipedalianism, trying to be the first muggle to make it into Slytherin. Just to say I did - I don't actually like their politics.

I'm an aspiring morning person.

For work: I'm trying to find a way to reinject some humanity-type stuff into my career as a physician... maybe I'll be a writer.
I’m really good at
Being (too?) honest, bar trivia, grammar, witty banter, multiple choice questions, wowing your mother, unclogging drains, primate taxonomy, writing thank you notes, vocal harmonies, being punctual, being reliable in general, texting everyone I know way too often, dunk tanks, geography, flirting with old ladies, and poetic gestures.
The first things people usually notice about me
Blue eyes, blond hair, Irish charm, devilish grin.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I prefer dreamy music of all genres: M83, Talk Talk, Summer Fiction, The Sundays, Dirty Projectors, Maurice Ravel, REM, Sufjan, Schubert, and Miles Davis. I've seen Handel's "Messiah" every year with my mom for 17 Christmases running. I try my best with hip-hop, but it doesn't always work out. The Beatles and Radiohead will always top the all-time list. Also, Springsteen.

I like ribald or aristocratic novels: Ford Madox Ford, Evelyn Waugh, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Barth, and William Faulkner. I finally finished Infinite Jest, and that makes me proud. I also like non-fiction. I read the New York Times, the New Yorker, and New York Magazine. What can I say? This is my city.

I like funny movies with moments of sadness: Groundhog Day, the Squid and the Whale. I also like movies that are just beautiful: Old Joy, Mulholland Drive, the Tree of Life. Bonus for the ladies: I like romantic comedies.

I just bought a radio alarm clock so I can listen to NPR when I wake up. I like The Brian Lehrer Show, This American Life, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, and The Diane Rehm Show.

Things I don't really care that much about: horror movies, sports, top 40 music, Harry Potter, and celebrities.
The six things I could never do without
My little brother.
Water on my bedside table
The NYTimes Crossword - I can do the whole week by myself :)
Showers.
Coffee.
Goats.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"If equal affection cannot be, Let the more loving one be me." - W.H. Auden. It's an aspiration, at least.

I stumbled upon an etiquette podcast. I'd like to find a opportunity to use the following advice: "If holding a cane in his left hand, a man may remove his hat with his right hand, then transfer it to the left hand, so that the right is free to grasp the hand of a lady."
On a typical Friday night I am
Drinking beer. Or in the hospital. Never both.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once took a vegetable chopping class.
You should message me if
Imagine you're in Trader Joe's nut and dried fruit section. What would you buy and mix together to make your ideal trail mix?
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