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My self-summary
Communist jokes are only funny if everyone gets them.

The first job I ever applied for was that of a baker's assistant. When I was 10. I got the job, but he paid me in cupcakes. In high school, I organized a "Calvin Ball" tournament, and everybody won. As a sophomore in college, I posed as a gospel singer in order to earn a way into a Choir that was doing a us tour just to get a free trip to Chicago so that I could comfort my best friend, who was having a hard time in college. The editors of the New Yorker have called me "a strong voice" and someone that they "look forward to reading in the future" in their rejection letters.

I don't always drink beer, but when I do I prefer to have my EpiPen ready, because I'm allergic to wheat.
What I’m doing with my life
Life is amazing. Did you know, if you just start chasing your dreams, you're 78% more likely to achieve them. That's a scientific fact.

I set out to pursue happiness, and it's taking over my life. It's the coolest thing ever.
I’m really good at
Making friends with strangers. Not giving away the end of a book or movie when telling you why you should read/watch it right now. Saying too much about everything else. Puzzles. Finding excuses why we should celebrate today. Ordering at restaurants. Not freaking out when I lose my cell phone. Arithmetic. Telling jokes. Using innuendo accidentally.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Book: A Sense of an Ending was brilliant. Catch-22, Speaker for the Dead. Also anything by Steinbeck, Tobias Wolfe, Adam Levin, Gaiman, and Neil Stevenson. I'm dabbling in David Foster Wallace. I feel like there are a hundred more books, all sorts of contemporary fiction. I devour literature, and in the summers I can read a book a day. Oh! and My Name is Asher Lev.

I've never read Harry Potter, but i would own this book:

I love modernist poetry. ee cummings is a god.

Movie: Have you seen "In Bruges" I don't mean to be all movier-than-thou, but it's fantastic. Go see it. And "Lucky Number Sleven"

Netflix (who watches TV anymore): Mad men and House of cards are just amazing. I am dying to see the third season on Sherlock, and i love Black's Books. and "Yeah, Mr. White. Yeah, Science!"

Music: Counting Crows, Daft punk, Metric, Chanticleer, Zeppelin, Dave Brubeck, The xx, Modest Mouse, Eric Whitacre, Mumford and Sons, Outkast,and Tchaikovsky's violin Concerto in D major. If that says anything about me...
The six things I could never do without
1) My writing notebook and my pen. I take them everywhere.

2) My pipe. It's a vice, I get it, but it's classy. And goes well with scotch.

3) Meeting strangers. I love meeting new people, and there are so many of them in the world!

4) This American Life. (I briefly met Ira Glass; if that's not exciting to you...)

5) Good food. The kind of food that makes you go, "yeah, I'm pretty sure this is the reason we exist."

6) The ability to remain calm in the midst of chaos.
I spend a lot of time thinking about to distill my endless train of thought into a novel that the New York Times would describe as "a rollickin' good time" and "existential doubt was never this much fun!"

If David Foster Wallace and Thomas Pynchon traded fisticuffs, which great author would be best suited to do the play-by-play and color commentary. (I was gonna say blow-by-blow, but that just leaves a funny taste in my mouth) (...god damn it.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Going on an adventure. There are so many things to do here that no one knows about. Have you ever crashed a hyper-specific happy hour (like the Harvard Business School's Alumni meet-and-greet or attended the after-party for an American Federation of Teachers event? ( teachers know how to drink, let me tell you)
Have you ever got onto the metro and gotten off on a stop youve never been to and yelped to see what was nearby? Ok, at least you've been paddle boating at the tidal basin, right?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Haha. I've been someone's Craigslist missed connection 3 times that I know about
You should message me if
You love literature, if you love new experiences, if you can be spontaneous and outgoing, and/or if I made you smile. Or if you're looking for someone to challenge. I like challenges.

You should message me if you're looking for someone to enjoy life with, not for someone to make you happy.