Curiosity is a virtue. I take pride in my shameless lack of fashion
sense. I like running before sunrise and swimming after sunset. I
have a favorite buoy. I don't have a TV. Historical plaques,
without exception, are always worth reading. I Zipcar (as a verb).
I like hanging around with late bloomers. I'm never bored. Museums
are best explored at a painfully slow pace. The best books are in
the public domain. Wine lists confuse me. I fear California made me
too soft. I fear the beer out East is too weak. I know too much
about physics to care about politics. I wish I had a rent-a-dog.
ENFJ though I'm not sure if I was supposed to answer the questions
according to my ideals or my behavior. I am not nearly as funny as
I think I am.
I just moved to Santa Cruz from DC because I wanted some more
nature. I should reCalifornia-ize this profile. My initial
impression is that Santa Cruz is the Isle of Misfit Toys for
What I’m doing with my life
Running Nerd (distance)
Stand Up Comedy Afficianado
Stand Up Paddling Journeyman
Attracted to Zen
Regular Yoga Practitioner
I only figured out how to make a dime off the top one on the list.
I’m really good at
trying new things
taking things as they come/avoiding disappointment
cleaning up after myself
observing quietly/commenting loudly
The first things people usually notice about me
My Fabio-esque hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Mountain climbing literature, Confederacy of Dunces, Matt
Groening's Big Book of Hell, text books, lots of non-fiction. I
think all my favorite authors are dead. I do not read as much as I
Music is classic rock, opera, blues and bluegrass. I absolutely
love the 9:30 Club (SC analog of Catalyst is okay). I play a bit of
Podcasts and SiriusXM are my TV replacement. Favorites are This
American Life, Stern Show, Planet Money, Dan Savage, How Stuff
Works, Marc Maron. I believe that Radiolab has increased the
quality of my life substantially.
I have a shameless lack sophistication when it comes to food. I
have trouble hanging with picky eaters. I just discovered the
horatiki salad, and I make one everyday.
The six things I could never do without
Big open spaces, a sense of humor, the chilly air at sunrise, a
music collection, the beach, spreadsheets. Yes, I find spreadsheets
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Other people's thought processes. Efficiency. Did texting replace
calling because winky faces are a higher form of expression? New
jokes. Nothingness. Sometimes I wonder if it is time to sell out
and join the flock.
Whether or not I should do a trip to Reykjavik for New Year's.
On a typical Friday night I am
I have few routines being new in town, and I'm just opportunistic.
Sometimes a dive bar, sometimes a run along the river, sometimes a
book at home. I'd be stoked to do some road trips though. Until
then I'll be just eating away the stress of the week with my two
besties: Ben and Jerry.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I work at home, and I fear turning into Comic Book Guy from the
And I judge people who take selfies in their filthy apartments.
Yes, you look nice, but I can still see the background.
You should message me if
You want to explore local breweries and wineries.
You want to teach me how to salsa dance, skate backwards, or show
me good local trail running trails.
You don't feel the need to be boxed into the gender roles that only
gentlemen can compose messages and proper ladies use winky faces.