What I’m doing with my life
I am pursuing my passion by going to school to become a
professional chef. When I am not playing with food my food though,
I enjoy being outdoors as much as possible. Among my favorite
things to do are bicycling, walking, hiking, or spending time at
I’m really good at
For starters, cooking. It is something that I just love to do. I
have also been told that I have a wonderful personality and am
great at making people smile.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes, my smile, and my sharp wit.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: When it comes to reading I typically stick to short stories
and poetry by Bukowski and philosophy by Sartre. Aside from those I
will read anything that can grab my attention and wrestle it into
submission. Very few novels have been able to actually do this and
the most recent one has been Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.
Movies: I love watching movies and will give anything a shot. My
favorites are as follows: The Big Lebowski, Across the Universe,
The Goonies, and Braveheart to name just a few.
TV Shows: Currently I am in love with Breaking Bad, The Walking
Dead, and Shameless as far as dramas go. I also am a fan of
anything by Seth MacFarlane, The Simpsons, Curb Your Enthusiasm,
Big Bang Theory, and some 80's sitcoms are great.
Music: I have a very eclectic palate as far as musical taste goes.
I LOVE Jazz, it speaks to me like no other form of music can.
Listening to anything by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington
or anything featuring Max Roach sends me orbital. Like most things
though, too much is just too much and when I am taking a break from
jazz I listen to everything from Classic Rock (Beatles, Rolling
Stones, Pink Floyd, etc.); to Indie (The Shins, Rogue Wave, The
Decemberists, Modest Mouse, etc.); to Hip-Hop (Eminem, Kanye West,
Lupe Fiasco, Kid Cudi, MosDef, etc.). I love music and everything
Food: To me food is more than something that sustains us, it is
emotion - it is expression. I love food more than words could do
the emotion justice. I consider myself an "adventurous eater"and I
will try anything at least once. Since the list of things I will
not eat is shorter than what I will it would be better to list
those as there are only two: beef liver and pumpkin pie. Yes, you
read that correctly - I dislike pumpkin pie...I am weird, I know.
The six things I could never do without
Music, because it speaks to my soul. Coffee, because it does a
great job waking me up and getting me going (it tastes pretty damn
good too). My daughter, because she is my inspiration. My down
comforter, because well...come on it is a down comforter. My
free-spirited nature, I couldn't imagine life any other way.
Finally, the Internet - because it is really one of the very few
ways I connect with my friends and family back east.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
As of late I have been doing a lot of thinking about my future and
where I want this life of mine to take me.
I do think about other things as well, mostly randomness. I think
about people, animals, the world, the fate of humanity...ya know
the little things.
On a typical Friday night I am
...either cooking and enjoying a glass of wine to the warm glow of
my laptop screen, out with friends, or going for a nice stroll
through the city while listening to music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I was younger I went through a cowboy phase.
You should message me if
You think we would get along, I am always interested in meeting new