Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I drink whiskey, write and hack.
Even though the blog-turned-book-deal craze ended years ago, there
are two Google Docs with half-thought-through notes that I still
update. At this point, they mostly taunt me.
Right this moment, I don't know where my keys are. Probably.
The best window view I know is the view from seat 10A landing at
Washington National. Somewhere in this city is the roof deck that
has an even more dramatic view, and I will not rest until it is
My favorite starting poker hand is KQ, and I riffle my chip stack
incessantly. Do not take this to mean I am actually good at poker.
It's more that I fidget.
I believe details matter.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I've been a hacker, an actor, an engineer, a fed, a bar manager, a
pilot, a jetsetter, a baker, and, a very long time ago, a gas
station attendant. Right now, I am a cliché.
That is: I'm a new-ish New York resident on OKC. I've moved around
a lot; since 2010 it's been mostly DC (notable for its
concentration of grad degrees), a good bit of Atlanta (better than
you think, Yankee! There are porches and neighborhood festivals
everywhere), a fair amount of small-town England (and a life
bookended by curry and sausage), and a little San Francisco (to
visit nerds and spend time in nature).
Betting on this being stable for a while, though. I’m at my best
when helping something new be built, and playing some part in its
construction -- even if it's a small and non-obvious part. For a
while that meant startups, but after three in a row, it's time to
apply that elsewhere: working with creative types instead of just
technical/analyticals, contributing to a new city and neighborhood.
It's gonna be great.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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More often than not, indulging a bad Hulu habit (though, man, has
their selection fallen off a cliff). When I have the patience to
watch a movie, the "offbeat black comedy" section usually
satisfies. Mostly Internet radio, indie channels; the loss of
turntable.fm hit me hard but Songza picked up the slack and helps
me get through the day cleanly. I don't know the venues up here
yet; if you're a DC exile as well, help me translate: I spent a lot
of time at RNR over 9:30, and some of the best shows I saw recently
were at Tropicalia. What does that make me now?
Hands-down, no-apologies, current top book: The Four and Twenty
Blackbirds Pie Book, Emily & Melissa Elsen. I'd name others,
but why do you need anything else?
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A good knife.
A great whisky.
Exactly one cup of coffee a day.
Grammar. Go ahead, criticize my use of em-dashes.
And of course the Internet overbrain, in all of its many bright and
pulsating delivery mechanisms.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out somewhere with friends, not out, or in another city. So in
short: this question gives you no information.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
You'll get the child actor story in good time. But it's one of my
better ones, so I prefer telling it in person.
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