Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I grew up in the north end of the Santa Cruz mountains in a town
called Kings Mountain. Redwood forest= awesome place to grow up.
After that I went to LA; UCLA, majored in theatre there which was a
great way to spend four years. It seemed at the time like only a
thinly veiled excuse to have fun but, having since gone in some
vastly different directions, I'm often struck by how valuable a
theatre education has proven to be. I also got to study abroad a
good bit (theatre school in London and language in Italy) so that
was a hell of a perk. I stayed in LA a few years after. I can't
honestly disagree with most things that people hate about LA but I
still love the place. I think of it as more of a skill than a
place, somewhere between eating right and balancing a mean heroine
addiction. Rule #1: Know your escapes. I hope always to have at
least a few dear friends in the city of angeles. After that I moved
to Chicago. The best city. Hands down. If the weather weren't
hellish enough to weed out us weaklings the place would be overrun.
I lasted just over three years riding a bike around town and
slinging booze at a bar on the near north side. Good times. After
that, about five years ago now, I moved back to the bay area.
Now a days I live in sunny San Mateo. I take care of a private
bonsai collection and japanese garden and I manage a stock
portfolio. I love what I do, get paid pretty well for it, and it
allows me a decent amount of flexibility both in terms of travel
and on a daily basis. I feel pretty lucky. My job consists mostly
of things that are not necessarily helped by constant attention so
I often find myself with the freedom to let my mind wander a bit. I
love thinking about how things fit together, from physics, to
geometry, to sociology, to economics, to joinery, to history, et
Anyhow, only so much that one can write about themselves in one
sitting. I'll pick this up again soon. Till then, message and ask
or live with the mystery.
What I’m doing with my life
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I manage a stock portfolio and I take care of a bonsai collection.
It's a good life. I also do gross bikram yoga and go to the gym a
lot. Some friends and I made a pact a while ago to go see at least
one concert a month so I do that. Now we also have started dusting
our guitars off and playing once a month too so I do that as well.
I read math books, take classes when I'm interested, see plays,
eat, travel ( mostly to NYC to see my wonderful niece, but
sometimes other places too), play with my parents dog when I can,
floss sometimes, ride my bike, do my taxes, and stumble inevitably
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Pruning trees, basic math, feigning casual conversation whilst
sewing the seeds of discord with abortion protesters, friendship,
asking the right question.
The first things people usually notice about me
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How the fuck should I know?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Catch-22, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, The Portrait of
a Lady, The Razors Edge, Godel Escher Bach, Einsteins Dreams, A
Brief History of Time, Buckminster Fuller's Synergetics, Barbarians
at the Gate, The Big Short, Millers Crossing, Wall-E, Big trouble
in Little China, Ghost Dog, Mad Men, The Greatest American Hero,
Mr. Show, The West Wing, Sleater Kinney- One Beat, Paul Simon-
Graceland & Rhythm of the Saints, Leo Kottke- One Guitar No
Vocals, The Cure- Show & Everything Else, I like lots of
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Geometry, Dogs, Oxygen, Scotch, Space, and Time (the last two are
the same thing... I pack light)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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At this point, webbed toes.
You should message me if
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