lawyer for a tech start-up
How about we… go for a classic: a game of pool and a couple of beers. No experience or actual pool skill required.
How about we… Enjoy a delicious drink or two at the Lamb's Club.
How about we… play Scrabble over wine. We'll play until we get bored of the game or can't spell anymore.
An awesome place I've visited:
Machu Pichu in Peru; also Kyoto, Japan
My perfect Sunday:
Wake up, go the gym, slowly wander to a good cup of coffee and brunch or maybe down to Chinatown for dim sum. After that, a Yankees game or reading cheesy sci-fi novels on my kindle in the park while listening to Lou Reed. Meeting friends for drinks in the evening.
The movie I've watched the most times:
I can only narrow it down to a few: Apocalypse Now, The Princess Bride, Manhattan, Casablanca, Tampopo, Return of the Jedi,
My life history in 5 sentences or fewer:
Grew up in Vancouver, BC. Went to college in Montreal (communications and liberal arts). Worked for a bit and tried to make films, then went to teach English in Tokyo. Went back to Vancouver, worked as a freelance copywriter. Decided to go to law school in Toronto. Now working in New York.
My first concert / My dream concert:
seeing The Police at Giants Stadium/Elvis Costello and Leonard Cohen.
Obscure knowledge I possess:
where to go in Tokyo to get a good cappuccino; the legal theory and jurisprudence underpining the concept of "aboriginal title" in Canadian constitutional law
I have a weakness for guys/girls who:
are intelligent and analytical (but not cold or emotionless)
For me, a first date no-no is:
this is actually a "pre" first date no-no: if you're not someone who drinks, do not accept an invitation to meet at a bar/pub/lounge without saying something first.
What I would bring to show and tell:
My cousin's special camera that turns 360 degrees as it takes one very long photograph.
A story you should remind me to tell you on our first date:
How I got my job teaching English in Tokyo.
I secretly want to be:
A West-Wing political advisor to the president
I want to be with someone who wants to be:
still doing interesting stuff in their 40s, their 50s, their 60s, etc.
An infatuation of mine:
The clothing people wear and how the little details end up saying a lot about who they are.
If I won the lottery and quit my job, I would:
Do an MFA in creative writing or move to Paris and buy an apartment above a small bakery. Maybe both.
One thing my mother would want you to know about me:
As a child, I was very good at math. (my mom was a math teacher)
I want to come home to:
A beach; yesterday's Daily Show episode on the internet; tacos with extra green salsa from my favorite hole-in-the-wall Mexican spot.