Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I grew up in SW Portland and then went to school in the Midwest and
East Coast before moving here. I've lived in Seattle since I
finished school and I love living in the Northwest. No plans to
leave but plenty of plans to travel.
I program for a living and wouldn't have it any other way. It can
be stressful but programming is what I've always wanted to do since
I was writing games for my TI-82 calculator back in middle
I love good food and good beer which are in no shortage here in
Seattle. I could always use sometime to go on food adventures with
I'm love the music scene here in Seattle and I go to plenty of
shows. KEXP is a-maz-ing.
What I’m doing with my life
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I program for living and have been for years. There's always more
to learn and I'm continually getting better. I'd like to think that
applies to all areas of my life actually.
This next year I started TA'ing a class at Garfield. It's going
well and the kids are great.
It always feels like I spend most of my summer at music festivals
(Sasquatch, CHBP, Bumbershoot, Doe Bay).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Ping-pong. We had a table in our basement when I was growing up and
I'm pretty confident in my ping-pong skills.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I've been told I look like somebody else quite a bit. I guess white
guys with brown hair and glasses don't stick out in Seattle.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Lolita. Had never read it until recently but so beautiful and
thought provoking. Funny books by comedians. Anything David Sedaris
has ever written. I like reading non-fiction too. Jon Ronson's
books. Political stuff. Other random interests. I think books about
physics and the universe are fascinating because although I don't
think they'll ever answer "why" they can explain, to our best
knowledge, "what" and "how". I'm reading Al Gore's book The Future
right now. I'm liking it a lot.
For movies I'm always of a fan of Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Coen
Brothers. Synecdoche, New York. Eternal Sunshine. Documentaries.
Korean films. French films. Broken Lizard guys.
Louie. My GOD have you been watching Louie? Louis CK does the whole
thing himself (down to editing) and has complete creative control.
So funny and yet so poignant. Nothing like it. I love sketch
comedies. I love watching any UCB, Mr Show or Whitest Kids U Know
sketch. I've seen every Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm episode.
Eastbound and Down. Jon Benjamin Has a Van. Some dramas. Game of
Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos.
Radiohead. I've grown up with their albums and each new one blows
me away. Seriously, In Rainbows is my desert island album. Sufjan
Stevens is amazing, amazing, amazing. I've always had a soft spot
for singer/songwriters and he's at the top of the list. Jack White
is genius. White Stripes songs were among some of the first I ever
learned to play on guitar. Simple chords but amazing songs. Andrew
Bird! I'd give anything to be able to whistle and play the violin
like that. Bands whose music I've been listening to over a decade
like Pavement, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips. Built To Spill. Some
modern folky stuff like The Tallest Man on Earth, Cave Singers and
more pop-folky like Of Monsters and Men. Girl Talk (Got to see him
at Chop Suey years ago. Insane). The Antlers. etc...
Day to day I try to be good and stick to white meat but damn if I
don't love a good steak. And anything from a pig, natures most
delicious animal. Don't let that scare you off if you're a
vegetarian though. I love veggie food too but we're talking about
my indulgences here. Chocolate is so good. Anything with cream or
dairy is inevitably delicious.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I can't figure out how to answer this one. Items like air, food,
water are too literal and boring but saying I could *never* do
without my vanilla bullshit latte capa thing comes off a bit too
privileged and going with "family, friends, love, music, happiness,
laughter, etc..." just means I'm a normally functioning human.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The exponential growth of technology. I think most people
underestimate what will be possible in the near future.
Other very important, weighty matters.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At a show or a bar on the hill.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've got a serious sweet tooth. I'm helpless against sugar.
You should message me if
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