I grew up in South Florida, but my favorite place I've lived so far
has been Spring Green, Wisconsin. That said, after three years in
Texas I moved to Seattle in early 2008 and continue to be
completely enamored with it. This is such an amazing place we have
here! So, the good news is I'm not planning on going anywhere
I'm rather free-spirited and like to think that I'm without limits,
but that's only partially true. I don't eat mammals.
I find humor in everything. I take the Toaist approach: Everything
is sacred, and therefore nothing is sacred.
I embrace my imperfection, but don't judge - I'm working on
I share a birthday with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jim Henson, Phil
Hartman, and Linda McCartney.
What I’m doing with my life
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
I design buildings and spaces, and attempt to play my ukulele in my spare time. If I had it my way, I would be sailing around lake washington right now.
I’m really good at
I'm going to call this "I have alot of interests" instead. These include but are not limited to: giving places meaning and making things beautiful, recycling, trees, clouds, Yoga, my bike. I have a particular fondness for avocado on whole wheat toast, loose leaf tea, locally brewed beer, growing plants, playing my uke, taking baths, investigating new concepts and ideas, photography, national parks, roadside curiosities, and I like to write about my experiences as I am propelled through the universe. I'm also really good at zombie make-up, and unabashedly so.
The first things people usually notice about me
Someone once described me as "I'm like your best friend upon
meeting me" and I liked that. What he meant (I think) is that I'm
open and interested in new people - nothing thrills me more than
welcoming someone new into my life.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books! I love books, and I try to buy one every month which means I'm running low on shelf space. I generally prefer non-fiction, and love a good travelogue. Lately I've been reading a lot of Bill Bryson. I also seem to buy a lot of glossy-paged architecture books.
Movies! I veer toward films that generally offer something different or are challenging. I'm not a big fluff guy when it comes to movies. I don't collect movies, and get mostly everything from the library. I know its not a movie, but lately I will watch any HBO series. They are all most excellent.
Music! There is so much great music going on right now! And, I love going to shows. I'm more of of a rock-n-roller than a pop diva. I could talk your ear off about the Beatles, if you'd let me.
Food! I love food. And I love cooking. I'm a wok master. Among other things. And I love trying new restaurants.
The six things I could never do without
Dreaming about my next trip somewhere
the hope for a better tomorrow
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...if that crazy man didn't murder John Lennon, and if John would
have devoted himself to hip-hop. It's devastating that we'll never
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't really speak Urdu, I was just checking to make sure you
were paying attention.
You should message me if
...I grab your attention, by all means grab mine.
I'm not taking this all too seriously, but could be arm twisted
into getting a drink.