oh gee golly, where to begin? well, i am from my mom originally... thanks mom... wait... i hope you're not on here/reading this. that would be pretty awkward and just plain weird; "mom takes notes from son's online dating profile"... sounds like an onion article. oh how i love the onion (publication). i also, love the vegetable, but you have to cut them or i'll look like some lame soap star and ruin the whole dinner date. crying on the first date is never cool, even if it is from dicing some Allium cepa. it's not a tuber! - (note to self: no one gets that bad joke/reference... stop already) - oh yeah, so where was i? oh yes... i grew up in and around chicago... i was the ritalin poster child of the year in 1989 and then again in 2010. i went to school for creative writing, philosophy & photography... (see also: rad shit that unfortunately isn't super applicable in the current job market).
i co-created/co-edit a Chicago-based, literary/art magazine called two with water (www.twowithwater.com).
i like to write (verbosely), people watch & read. i enjoy takin' pics. i also like to circuit bend electronics & spray stuff w/ paint.
making music is fun. working w/ autistic children is fun too, but in a different way.
i also thoroughly enjoy autumnal weather/skies/colors/temperatures, hiking/exploring/camping, farmer's markets, arbitrary details, wine & cheese pairings, the unnecessary and grammatically incorrect usage of an ellipsis and exclamation point, architecture & design, the sound of running water, pondering/contemplating this and that (too), ambiguity, incongruity, turning old televisions into art projects, road trips/traveling, trying to cook, bicycling, vintage motorcycles, consistency, house-made guacamole, camera-collecting, existential moments, banging on pots and pans and (the heads of) pompous, pretentious pricks, alliteration, jazz, breakdancing, late night/early morning philosophical ramblings, drinking ridiculously expensive craft beers, balkan brass dance parties, the company of family and friends, odd-time signatures and polyrhythms, dancing (like a fool), listening, observing and being analytical (hopefully, not overly)...
geeez, just listen to me... i, i, i... this is exactly why self summaries suck... i (oh, there it is again) don't want to have to market myself (or come off as being egocentric)... suppose it's too late for that... oh well. how 'bout this then... buy me... i'm on sale this week and i'm pretty damn swell!