Hi, I'm William Horwich. I like alot of things.
What I’m doing with my life
I work tech & social media for an interior design company, and
wait tables in Silver Lake. I'm wrapping up bartending school with
the hopes of consolidating my work hours to make some time for
I’m really good at
Talk. I think I'm ok at talking, listening. All the work I've done
so far has been in service, communications, "interfacing", etc. So
I definitely should be intuitive about this stuff by now. I also
write some poetry, mainly about mundane things like pigeons and
walls. I think I'd like to write extended narratives some day, but
so far I haven't demonstrated any talent for it. Oh yeah, and
whistling. I can whistle as well as anyone.
Other than that, I strive for excellence in anything I really
commit to. I'm sort of a competitive person in that way. Someone I
admire once said that excellence in anything is a very attractive
quality, and I agree with that.
The first things people usually notice about me
People seem to think I'm a redhead. I deny it, but someday I'll
buckle to peer pressure.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Stranger in a Strange Land might be my favorite book. I'm trying to
read more Palahniuk. My favorite work of poetry, and one I try to
live by, is from Spoon River Anthology. Here's part of it.
"...That act of the Spartan boy is greatly praised,
Who hid the wolf under his cloak,
Letting it devour him, uncomplainingly.
It is braver, I think, to snatch the wolf forth
And fight him openly, even in the street,
Amid dust and howls of pain.
The tongue may be an unruly member-
But silence poisons the soul.
Berate me who will- I am content."
I listen to a lot of classical when I'm alone, but I can get
excited about anything.
Favorite movie's always a tough one. Invisible Man, with Claude
Rains is pretty good. It's hard to be legitimately intimidating in
black and white, but he pulls it off in spades. More recently,
Snowpiercer was fantastic. I'm trying to see more movies. I really
need to see Zero Theorem, I always like Cristoph Waltz's work. He
was amazing in this movie called Carnage.
I don't watch alot of TV. Breaking Bad was a masterpiece.
I like food. I've been called a "meat & potatoes" kinda guy.
The six things I could never do without
Really just work and a smartphone.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future. But specific amounts of the future. Like, the next week
or month, and exactly what needs to happen between now and then.
Nebulously launching my thoughts into where I'll be when I'm 70 is
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing Magic. It's what I do with my Friday nights and very few
things can pull me away from that. When you spend your entire week
working, it's important to find something you can do for yourself,
and not compromise on it.
That isn't to say I don't know my way around the city. If I'm out
with someone, I'll show them a great restaurant, a great bar,
improv theater or something. There's something for everyone in LA.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't really keep secrets. People who try to act mysterious are
sort of a turn-off for me. Not that I need to know everything, I
just played that game with enough people and I'm done with it. So
I'm sure it'll all come up in conversation.
You should message me if
You have a nice smile, and you're willing to laugh. This is my
favorite feature on a woman. If you're the kinda girl who thinks
you've got this sexy scowl, take it somewhere else.
Also message me if you're a pastrami sandwich on rye. I've never
met a pastrami sandwich on rye I didn't like.