I am NOT a "douchebag" who is only looking for a one -night stand or casual sex. I am looking for someone smart and cute to spend my free time with.
And no, I am not "comfortable in my own skin." I'm nervous, neurotic, clumsy, awkward and shy. Think Woody Allen with a deep tan and a penchant for poetic profanity, sans the pedophilia (yeah, say that three times fast).
A friend told me once that he had read somewhere that only 2% of the world's population displays what can be considered as "true passion." I am the 2%.
Cooking (from recipes)
Winning film festival awards
Cool frames (re: eyeglasses)
Jenna: We all have our roles in college. I'm the hot blonde.
Tracy: And I'm the nerd who takes off his glasses and everyone realizes he's handsome.
-30 Rock (Season 5, Episode 8)
Anything approximating Southern Gothic...including William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, and Toni Morrison. Throw in anything Junot Diaz, Don DeLillo and Richard Yates. Still haven't gotten around to Franzen or Lethem, yet. Been meaning to fix that.
Most films directed by Wong Kar-Wai, Takeshi Kitano, François Truffaut, Terrance Malick, P.T. Anderson, Spike Jonze and Shohei Imamura. Anything Charlie Kaufman (I absolutely love ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND). My all time favorite film, however, is CITY OF GOD.
True Detective, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards, House of Lies, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Community, Parks & Rec...and Girls (yep, I admit it). And anything cooking related or food & travel related...basically everything on the Food Network.
Anything and everything.
Everything except country and R&B. I'm kind of obsessed with Yppah, Bonobo, Metronomy, and STRFKR at the moment. Can't stop listening to them.
Sex (have to admit it)
(Yeah, that's seven! What?)
How to break into TV directing.
Story themes: broken people, self-destructive tendencies, alcohol dependency, drug addiction, cycles of violence, psychological dysfunction, existential legacies, the fragility of human relationships...love...unrequited love...mad love...star-crossed love...
...Boston Terriers...French Bulldogs...
...Korean BBQ...and a good bowl of Hakata style ramen.
Sometimes I grab drinks with my friends, though. It seems just as hard to catch up with people here as it is in New York.
If you're into smart, arty guys that aren't millionaires...yet. ;)