I'm told I can get along with anyone - a product of growing up in small town Minnesota where If I had talked only to people that I related with I'd have gone through my days mostly mute
May I never be too old for impromptu living room dance parties
A warm SF night is one of my favorite things. It makes me feel like I've just stolen something from nature and gotten away with it
I'm offended by the Rubik's cube
“It is difficult to get the news from poetry but people die miserably everyday for lack of what is found there” - William Carlos Williams
My celebrity lookalike is a cross between David Duchovny and Adrien Brody
Love to read, write and make music. I have to deliberately set time aside for the more quiet and thoughtful pursuits because these City lights can be...so shiny. I'm a social creature. I like being around people
Big Ol' NPR fan. This American Life! forgetaboutit
Mood lighting, scotch neat and good company are all I want for my birthday. Well, that, or a zip car out of town with the right co-pilot, a leg out the window and a good music mix playing
I'm a mean tennis player, as in, I'm pretty good, not really mean
Compulsively read nytimes.com
I donated my car a few years ago and replaced it with a bike. I don’t share this as a political statement, only to let you know that I can't meet you in Palo Alto for lunch
I've done a lot of acting and I'm at home in front of people whether on stage or at work. I'm also in an improv troupe that takes up a decent amount of my time. We perform about once every two months
I can't fix your engine. I can meet your emotional needs and make you laugh as we wait for AAA
Stephen Dunn, Milan Kundera, Tony Hoagland, Miranda July, Cormac McCarthy, Tom Robbins, George Bernard Shaw, Samual Beckett, Leonard Cohen and Anne Lamott
Friday Night Lights, The Killing, House of Cards, True Detective, The Wire, Star Trek (TNG), Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, Buffy, Firefly, Rectify, Walking Dead, Narcos, Gotham, Longmire, Battle Star Galactica, Justified, Deadwood, and Broadchurch
Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Bright Eyes, Pulp, Radiohead, M Ward, Gillian Welch, Goodnight Texas, Regina Spektor, Say hi, Depeche Mode, INXS, The National, Okkervil River, Ani DiFranco, The Blow, Cat Power, Elliott Smith, Atmosphere, Jay Z, Johnny Cash, Modest Mouse, Jolie Holland, Feist, Sole, Smog, Arcade Fire, Sage Francis, Felice Brothers, Margot and The Nuclear So and Sos, Phosphorescent, Micah P Hinson, Pet Shop Boys, Deadman's Bones, Also - various stuff from the 70's, 80's, 90's and today!
Comics. I used to spend all my paper route money on the little buggers. Not so much anymore but I still have a soft spot for people in tights. Huge X-Men and Batman fan. When I was 12 years old Michelle Pfeiffer came along in that leather suit and catapulted me into manhood (whatever way you want to take that is probably correct)
Have you heard? Food is the new art! Tastes like genius. Move over gallery space and welcome the newest $30 an entree restaurant! So sorry to the family of 4 living above.. maybe there's room in the Excelsior?
And the worst thing is I hate myself for eating there and enjoying it (is that a fig reduction?).
Gentrification you tricky bastard. It's resenting a crowded mass as you realize you're a part of it. "I'm a single cell on a serpents tongue". I love food, all food, but especially seafood. And I know I should say that I cook because that's something that well adjusted adults do, but if I'm being honest, I just apply heat to the things I get at TJ's.
just enough uncertainty
that grain of salt
Social inequality and how to best help young people rise above it
Lyrics and poetry
Will I have a chair when the music stops
Increasing my creative outlets
Ways to make and keep myself happy
How none of us are getting out of this alive
Finding the perfect karaoke song
What/where to eat
The thrill of putting into words what had previously been just a vague ache or tingle somewhere between my brain and stomach
Also, nothing's better than repartee. Please enjoy talking because I could do nothing but shoot shit all day long. I think conversation at its most enjoyable is a form of play with each person changing roles depending on the topic. Ideally there's disclosure and discovery to the point that we end up surprising each other and ourselves.
You're sometimes willing to be misunderstood for the sake of saying something funny, interesting or true
You're aware of your contradictions
It doesn't need to be your career necessarily, but you care about art or social justice and can dip at least one toe in the political water
A dash of the absurd is always appreciated
You're a little cray cray but in a good way