I moved back here not long ago after 17 years working in L.A. and I’m so glad to be back where I grew up (though I do sometimes get the urge to move back). Witty, easy-going and a lot of fun to be with... I can get a laugh out of anybody. I've always been an ardent writer and tend to churn out long letters, emails and very long profile essays. Humor me and try to make it all the way through. I promise there's nothing about rock climbing.
I've worked in TV for over twenty years and have lots of neat stories if you're interested in that kinda thing. I've written for a daytime soap, researched questions for a sports trivia game show and sneaked fast food to the kids from Boy Meets World. In a not so indirect way, with a little foresight, I could have saved the world from ever having to know the Kardashians. I'm a member of the Television Academy and an Emmy voter, which floods me with a giant stack of screener DVDs to watch every year, which of course I don't. And yes, I do realize that NONE of this is impressive to the 96% of women on OKC who don't own or watch television.
Last year I was interviewed by Morley Safer on 60 Minutes (see the pictures!) about my great-grandfather and my dream is to one day make a documentary about the cool stuff he did in turn of the century San Francisco. SF history runs deep in my family.
Okay, seriously, if you're one of those "I'm too evolved to watch TV" types that seem to have taken over around here, I am SO not your guy. For the record, "I don't own a television" is a bit dated as a smug humblebrag. First of all, there are some amazingly smart well-made programs on these days as there always have been. Second, watching television shows on Netflix counts as watching television -- I'm not sure how so many people convinced themselves otherwise. Third and most important, "not owning a TV" doesn't amount to much if you can't go two minutes without checking your phone (which is, in my opinion, a far more contemptible modern vice).
The goal for this year definitely is to get out, do more and see more. Everything from taking more walks to seeing more movies, shows and ballgames to taking more trips and maybe even a vacation or two. It's been a while and I used to do it so much more often. It would be great to have some company. There are so many things I pass up on because I don't have someone to tag along. Sadly, all my married friends are getting harder and harder to pin down.
I love baseball and have faith the Giants aren't going to let us down. I'm tossing around the idea of a multi-city ballpark tour later this summer. I enjoy live music in small places, barbecued hamburgers and trying to figure out what's going on. Vegas is always a fun getaway and I'm comped anytime at the Las Vegas Hilton or whatever they're calling it these days. I've always had a thing for staying in hotels (I think it's because they make the bed for me) and love trying new restaurants. Why are there no good delis up here?! I want to use my camping gear again! I enjoy cooking - I'm no gourmet but I can make just about anything I want.
I'm a major nightowl -- I'm always up too late for my own good. If the knowledge is trivial and useless I probably know it but am definitely capable of having an intelligent conversation. I have a lot of good friends in L.A. and I try to get down there often.