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I'm a reader, a gardener, a radio listener, a motorcyclist, a
father, an architect, a carpenter, and a bon-vivant.
I'm from the east coast, lived in the bay area, and really love
Seattle where I've been for the last 5 years. What I love is the
natural beauty that surrounds us, the forests the lakes and the
mountains, some times my breath is still taken away by the sight of
Rainier or the Olympics on a clear sunny day from down town
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm trained and licensed as an architect but I've been working as a
carpenter for the last two years, I find actually building things
to be deeply satisfying and I really enjoy looking at what I've
done in a day and seeing a concrete, yes sometimes literally,
My other job is raising my two kids, making sure that they feel
safe, and loved, and have as much fun as possible.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Building things, fixing things, solving problems.
Mixing martinis, making coffee, breakfast tacos.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't know if it's the first thing, but I'd say that my even
temper is a defining characteristic.
This used to read 'this winter's beard,' but it's spring now and so
people who've seen me before are noticing that I don't have a
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books; One of my favorite authors is Johnathan Leatham. I read 'The
Kraken' by China Mieville and I'm looking forward to more of his
work but haven't laid my hands on it yet. I read a bit of pulp
mixed in with heavier, more classic books. I'm taking a break
between the 4th and 5th books of the Game of Thrones series to read
Don Quixote, and may be Kavalier and Clay, and/or Perdido Street
Station. At some point I thought I would name my son Ender.
Movies; I don't know that I've been blown away by any movies
recently, I've watched most of the latest kids movies and the crop
of comic book films in recent years but I'd love to see something
good and new.
Shows; I don't watch much TV any more but tend to watch whole
series when they become available online. I loved Firefly, and
Battle Star and most of what J.J. Abrams has been up to. Dr. Who,
Top Gear, and Dexter. I like This Old House, Nova, and Nature on
Music; The Sleigh Bells and My Goodness are two of my newer
favorites. I've been digging into the Mountain Goats and the
Flaming Lips back catalogs. Old favorites include Morphine,
Radiohead, Soul Coughing, Muddy Waters, The Clash. Music is best
loud an if possible live, preferably in a venue no larger than The
Showbox, ideally the size of the Tractor. The Bottom of the Hill in
SF is still one of my favorite rooms.
Food; Yes, please. I think Vietnamese is my favorite cuisine but
Mexican is my go-to food, then again I would live off of sushi were
that economically viable, and you know, the mercury thing, and the
over fishing thing. In the kitchen I love the slow cooker and
broiling, googling a list of ingredients and improvising from
there. I recently made a Lamb, apricot, and green olive 'tagine' in
the slow cooker for game night potluck, it was really good.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Something to read (books, magazines, newspapers, manuals,
packaging, bumper stickers, I sometimes can't stop).
2. Corn tortillas.
3. Public radio, NPR and KEXP. I could listen from Morning Edition
through to the Dianne Rheem show but need music too.
4. My dog, Kozmo a Belgian Shepherd.
5. Coffee, black no sugar.
6. A good gin martini, anything else is not a martini.
I didn't list my kids here, I think it goes without saying, like
air water, shelter, etc.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The news, I soak it up and digest it for a while.
How to get from here to there.
Which plants I should have already planted by now.
How to accomplish, single-handedly what should require two or more
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Making and sharing fantastic food and playing board or card games
with my friends, or popping corn on the stove top for movie night
with the kids.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Despite renewing it 6 times from the library, I never made it
through Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day.
I did finish all of the Twilight books.
I don't even like the trailers for horror movies.
None of these are particularly private, just embarrassing, I'll see
what else I can come up with.
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