Whatever I do I do completely and with gusto. After a quick toe dip
to check the temperature and confirmation that a dive will not
cause permanent trauma I do a full and unabashed swan. I have spent
the last decade or so rearing 3 wonderful human beings while
endlessly exploring the nooks and crannies of Chicago. My goal is
to be the finest amateur concierge in the city. It is a lofty goal
but the path is an end in itself.
We are here for a moment. I want to laugh (a lot), cry (a little)
and feel everything in between. I am very aware of world and local
events and enjoy engaging in political and social dialogue. I am
not anti small talk, I am just not very accomplished at it. In fact
I try not to be anti anything until fully investigated.
What I’m doing with my life
I try to make my immediate world a little nicer by listening,
caring and paying attention to fellow travelers. Sometimes I am
looking through an overly optimistic lens and less often through a
jaundiced one but I am always a good friend and willing to help
uncondtionally without preparation.
I’m really good at
Seeing the complexity of an issue and still recognizing the lighter
Making long term plans in a short amount of time
The first things people usually notice about me
That I am looking them in the eye
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite musical acts right now include Lower Dens, The
Yellowbirds, Buke & Gase, Marked Men, Low Lows, Delicate Steve,
Black Angels, Spindrift and Portishead.
I am a big fan of radiomen Joe Frank and Harry Shearer. I need to
thank an okcuidette for Steve Aylett; Lint is one of the funniest
books I have ever read. Most recent reads include Zizek's Year of
Dreaming Dangerously, Marable's Malcolm X, Zinn's People's History,
Hedges and Sacco Days of Destruction Days of Revolt, and Tiger's
Wife. All time fave is Infinite Jest- it took a year but I couldn't
put it down.
I cook a lot and eat out a fair amount
The six things I could never do without
plans for future travel/adventure
the first set at a small venue on a weekday
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I can be a better side man, sous chef and aide-de-camp.
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am a closet vegetarian
You should message me if
...you know the name of the light before the sun rises.