Hiya! Currently living in the suburban sprawl, soon moving to
Chicago and keeping a weather eye open to what kinds of friendly
faces I can look forward too. I work in technology for an
non-profit health care facility during the day and indulge in my
own stuff the rest of the time (and sometimes at work). I like to
hang with my friends and such. Sometimes we're at a favorite
restaurant, sometimes seeing a movie but always savoring the
company. Seriously, people matter to me and I'd rather be in
rapturous company than "doing something." If you like to hang out
and talk incessantly about the things that you love, we'll get
along... and maybe more.
What I’m doing with my life
I sort of stumbled into IT after an education in the arts which I'm
constantly trying to get back into while also expanding my
technology horizons "just in case."
Otherwise, in my real life, I like a vast range of stuff. Things,
however, that I REALLY like fall under the following: running &
bicycling regularly (preferably under the warmth of the sun),
laying around with fantastic tunes in the background, Chicago
outdoor concerts, midnight movies at the Music Box, late-night
talks, walks along Lake Michigan, the dinosaurs at the Field and,
most importantly, discovering something awesome that I didn't know
I’m really good at
Making people laugh. Conversation. Offering opinions on...
everything. Yeah, that may just be my specialty.
The first things people usually notice about me
No matter where I am or what I'm doing I'm regularly told (by total
strangers) that I bare a striking resemblance to Conan O'Brien in
both appearance and personality/demeanor (minus the height). So,
basically, I guess that means I walk around talking like a
late-night comedian 24/7.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Everything, seriously. Films range from silent comedies (Chaplin, Keaton), classical Hollywood genres (John Ford Westerns, Gene Kelly Musicals), thrillers (Hitchcock, Brian DePalma), Woody Allen (the dramas as well as the comedies) and foreign masterpieces (Bergman, Truffaut, Fellini). I also like a lot of schlock though; new as well as vintage. Basically, anything that isn't your average blandness that pervades the marketplace today.
Music -- A random sampling: Mac DeMarco, Grimes, Beach House, Arcade Fire, The War on Drugs, The National, Tame Impala, The Pixies, Dinosaur Jr, Nirvana, Springsteen, The Beatles, The Beach Boys (but really Brian Wilson and PET SOUNDS and SMiLE). Recently digging Julia Holter and Wolf Alice.
Shows -- Master of None, Twin Peaks, Breaking Bad, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Ideas... ones I would like to pursue (creative or otherwise).
Bigger issues; challenges faced in the public domains. Political,
economic crises. There's a lot of trouble facing us and my
generation is going to shoulder most of the burden. Getting people
to really care about this stuff is hard and taxing and I don't know
how to do it, only that it has to be done. Apathy sucks.
But that all sounds pretty pretentious, I know. So, I try to have a
pretty good time, most of the time. I usually accomplish that, at
On a typical Friday night I am
There is no standard Friday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a GREAT ice-breaker story about myself that's very humbling
but you don't get that one very easily. I save that for
face-to-face encounters only. Come on, you know you're intrigued.
You should message me if
So, if I told you I was throwing a Quentin Tarantino-character
Halloween party and if you instantly knew the character you'd come
as, we'd probably have a good time.
Nah, seriously... if you're cool, we'll probably be cool and I
probably want to meet you.