I'm from the Bay Area
, went to Boulder
for college &
have been back here in SF for 15 years. I can't imagine leaving
this area...except maybe for Colorado someday.
I feel like I have moved beyond going out all the time, drinking
just to drink. I like to be out & about, but I value quality
activities and healthy adventures much more than clubs and
hangovers. Although they do still find me now & again.
I'm doing a lot, keeping uber-busy, but I can tell you more about
that when we meet...
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a firefighter. It took five years and a lot of hard work to get
hired, but I can now honestly say that I love what I do, and am
living my dream.
I’m really good at
When given the opportunity, sleeping in
. Like I'm the
heavyweight champion of the world at it. But I do get up at 5am for
work sometimes....which makes me cringe just thinking about it. I'm
also good at writing cards, thinking of you, running, staying
active, and not trying to be a cool kid.
Forgetting peoples' names five seconds after I meet them.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I can and will talk to just about anyone. Pretty outgoing
And that's good news, because I can hold my own & you don't
have to babysit me in whatever environment we're in. And every once
in a mustache-growing-phase, well....my mustache. They are pretty
ridiculous. I wish they weren't so creeper, I'd probably like to
have one more often :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Definitely not the ones I read for paramedic school....they
have disturbing pictures - especially the pediatric ones. I do like
Movies - Tim Burton, Quentin Tarantino, The Wall, Star Wars Trilogy
(the original 3), LOTR series, and randomly WW2 stuff. Harry Potter
(yes, I'm a dork), The Departed, Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's
Day Off, Better Off Dead, Jesus Is Magic (and all Sarah
Shows - Weeds, Arrested Development, It's Always Sunny In
Philadelphia, Modern Family, Trailer Park Boys...it's the
Music - Built to Spill, Weezer, Ween, Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys,
Neutral Milk Hotel, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Lamontagne. Kinda all over
the board I guess, but don't like R&B much.
Food - Mexican, Thai, Sushi. Could sustain on those 3 alone. And
maybe throw in cereal. And hot sauce. Could definitely do without
ever seeing another onion or bell pepper ever again in life. Gotta
be honest & up-front, right??
The six things I could never do without
Morning crack- aka Philz Coffee
Music in some medium
A career I'm passionate about
Burritos (and tacos...actually all mexican food)
Airplanes - flying them & also taking them to new places to
I kind of feel like my brain should be on this list???
Being active & challenged physically
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Do I want to be a paramedic? Girls. How I got to live in such a
beautiful city. Why there are so few bums in New York. Is Instagram
a complete waste of time?
On a typical Friday night I am
Either out enjoying adult beverages & stirring up a good time,
or at home resting up for a Saturday at work.....ugh.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't mean to brag
I don't mean to boast
But I'm inter-continental when I eat French toast.
In high school my favorite things in the world were my orange 1972
Z28 Camaro, Star Wars, and the band Rush. Ummmmm, actually those 3
things are still pretty darn cool to me!
I like to nerd out with NPR when I drive.
I'm kind of ridiculous. And I like that about me.
Oh, and I have four calculator watches.
You should message me if
You smile, you laugh, you consider yourself attractive in some
unique way, you work, you like to sleep in sometimes, you've
volunteered for a cause you believe in before, you want to be a
contributor to your community rather than just a mooch.