Born in Communist Russia in the aftermath of WWII, there were very few choices regarding your future. You could be a farmer, a soldier, or an abandoned strip mall security officer...easy choice. However, it wasn't all fun and prosperity. Russia's freshly bolstered post-war economy was just beginning to blossom into the juggernaut that it is today, and that meant that abandoned strip malls were quickly becoming an endangered species. I did the only thing I could. Fashioned a life-raft from bamboo shoots, sold my monkey, and set sail for Hawaii. I missed. By a lot. I sailed for 4 straight days and smashed straight into the shores of Duluth Harbor to discover a galaxy of abandoned strip malls at my disposal. What a country!
Born in Rochester, MN. Grew up in Owatonna, Tulsa, and Phoenix. Love Phoenix, love the Twin Cities. Own a house in St. Paul, write music, attempt painting, dabble in illustration, frequent cabins, ski down mountains and cross country, bike all over the place, attempt to devise delicious delicacies, and furnish bad jokes at good times. Spend as much time outside as possible.
#2: Paralegal intending to transition into legal work for an environmental law firm, discovering that St. Paul is pretty kick-ass, adapting my habits to reduce my impact on this planet, seeing how far I can bike in an afternoon, planning short trips around the state, having a whole crap-ton of fun. Yes, a "crap-ton" is an official unit of measurement. Attempting to write compelling lyrics...attempting
I make some pretty mean cheesy hash browns and bloody marys. Ain't afraid to say.
Homemade popcorn. Boom!
Bringing good quality people together. Making good travel/destination plans.
Getting along with just about anybody.
The Avett Brothers, Courtney Barnett, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, Crooked Fingers, Grizzly Bear, Department of Eagles, David Bazaan, Pedro the Lion, Dark Dark Dark, Spoon, The Spinto Band, Tokyo Police Club, Pavement, Malkmus, Radiohead, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Bahamas, Ben Folds Five, John Mark Nelson, Plants and Animals, Nirvana...and on and on...
The Road, Blood Meridian, The Dark Tower Series, Sum, City of Thieves, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, In the Garden of the Beasts, The Long Walk, Erik Larsen in general...
Birdman, Pan's Labyrinth, Inception, Eternal Sunshine, There Will Be Blood, Death to Smoochy, Anchor Man, Step Brothers, American Psycho, Dumb and Dumber, Life in a Day, The Way Out, Wes Anderson in general, Chris Nolan in general, documentaries, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, 30 Rock.
Mexican, Mediterranean, !PHO! Odds are, if there's cheese involved, it's good...
campfires with guitars and microbrews
I definitely lean liberal, but I would not classify myself as a democrat.
I need to go to New Orleans