I'm hopelessly honest.
Passionately rooted in finding the 'factors' of life and what it brings.
Seeking out connection, conversation, a shared experience; are all important to me as integral building blocks to my life. I value conversation and human connections, the simple things in life. I enjoy my life as it happens and try to not get distracted when something bad occurs.
A great conversation is a big turn-on for me. I am not really the scene and be seen kind of guy...Be as you are, truth is sexy. I can be a bit shy or introverted at first, but when I’m in my element I open up.
I am a Washington DC area native, born and raised in Bethesda Maryland, with stints living in North Carolina, Manhattan, Chicago now back here in DC proper.
In my past life, I worked as a Chef, across the Easter Seaboard, which was a big part of my life, working for 5 star chefs is an all consuming, demanding affair, which for a time was an amazing experience. Now settling down with a job developing websites for an ad agency, I have time to connect with other parts of life besides my career.
It goes without saying food is a big part of what I do during my free time.
Going to the Dupont Farmers Market, Easter and Union Markets on Sunday to pick up what is in season, I love..love the spring with ramps, morel mushrooms. (Ive always wanted to go foraging for morels in the Spring but have been kind of scared to since, there are lots of faux morels that can be quite toxic). Also having a meal with fiends and family, cooking for people makes me very happy.
I also love to travel. Fond memory, walking from town to town in the South of France with the smells of lavender and wild thyme in the air. I was walking from town to town, over weeks, the French thought I was crazy, when I said I came from the distant town that was more than a day away on foot.
I grew up in the out of doors, my parents at first taking me and my sister car camping when we were little, then backpacking when I could carry a pack.
As an adult I've had amazing trips in the West, back country skiing, kayaking, and rock climbing. I enjoy on weekends going on hikes on the Billy Goat or around Great Falls. Just this summer I tried Paddle Boarding in the lakes of Maine.
Another love of mine, is music.
I spend my weekends going to live shows, going to local record shops to expand my vinyl collection.
I have quite an eclectic music taste that ranges from classical (Bach: Six Cello Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, Eric Satie: Gymnopedie, Arvo Pärt) to electro-acoustical (Brian Eno, Taylor Dupree, Eluvium, Max Ritcher, Ryuichi Sakamoto) to Electronica (Aphex Twin, Orbital, Underworld, Pan Sonic) to Post Rock (My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain, Sonic Youth)
My Last.FM profile would be the best way to get a handle on my expansive musical tastes:
If there is any time left, I fill out my time developing scripts for my Arduino Uno or soldering circuits like amplifiers. I am most definitely a tinkerer. I like the 'maker' or 'craft' scene. I have even contemplated starting up knitting (haven't pulled the trigger as of yet) , creating awesome knit scarves, and hats and the like. Working with my hands, creating something tangible that can be experienced or shared is a great pass time.