I currently work in the nonprofit field, and previously was a business journalist who wrote about advertising, marketing, and media for a number of industries. I love conversation and travel, and I've been to over 30 countries (some favorites are Turkey, India, Russia, Brasil, Italy, and Argentina). Interested in politics, marketing, media, journalism, art, architecture, design, photography, history, technology, astronomy...
I watch Mad Men, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Hot in Cleveland, Happily Divorced, The Real World, South Park, and love standup comedians including Chris Rock, Kathy Griffin, and Lisa Lampinelli.
For movies, I like thrillers and dramas most, along with international and documentaries, as well as the occasionally good sci-fi/fantasy (Avatar, Star Trek), super heroes (Batman Begins, X-Men) , satire (Thank You for Smoking), and horror films (Final Destination, Saw -- the first few).
I prefer Italian, Indian, Turkish, Thai, Chinese, Mexican and other cuisines, but most of all I love dessert! Everything (and then some!) is within a few blocks of where I live.
For music, I like Top 40/Dance (Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Beyonce), Altemative Rock (Depeche Mode), 80s music (Pet Shop Boys, Erasure), jazz, classical, blues, etc.
Please consider me your expert on NYC, I can help you with what to do, eat, see, and how to get there. I look forward to hosting you soon. :-)