I grew up in the LA area, moved to NYC for school. New Yorkers I've
just met say I'm too smart to be a Los Angelino; Los Angelinos I've
just met say I'm too nice to be a New Yorker. Yay for
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an award-winning composer and playwright. No, really! Don't
worry, I'm not an insufferable theater geek--but I do love writing
songs and making people laugh. (I also have the requisite boring
day job--when I figure out a way to make a steady paycheck at the
above, I'll let you know.)
I’m really good at
Besides the above? Finding things to see or do in the city that
other people never dreamed existed--like the mini-golf course on
Governor's Island, or the pre-Civil War subway tunnel under
Brooklyn Heights. I love to explore whatever area I'm living, and
if a site is unusual or obscure or historically interesting,
chances are I've been there.
The first things people usually notice about me
People first notice my hair, which is very curly. I'm not
so certain than any two strands are pointed in the same direction
at any given time. Sometimes I tame it, and sometimes I rock the
Then they notice my size. I forget how short I am until someone
says something like "Did you know Jon Stewart is only 5
foot 7?!" Which, notice, is an inch taller than myself...
A former girlfriend said I have really sexy musician hands. Make of
that what you will...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love so many books, movies, and music, it's hard to single any
out. But I LOVE practically every type of Italian pasta dish there
is--and I'm also a sucker for Mac and Cheese.
The six things I could never do without
5. 24-hour diners
3. An ocean or lake nearby
2. A sense of humor
1. A piano
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...waaaaaaay too much. Spend a day with me, and you'll catch me
lost in thought at least once.
On a typical Friday night I am
realizing I forgot to make plans for Friday night--I'm a terrible
procrastinator--and trying to organize plans for Saturday, usually
involving Brooklyn friends and a movie/show/bar.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm rather shy in person, and to people meeting me for the first
time, that can occasionally come off as guarded or even
stand-offish. Trust me, once I've gotten to know you--and it
usually doesn't take me long--I can be one of the most open,
affectionate people you've ever met.
You should message me if
if...(arrgh, this one's tough)...IF, after reading everything I
wrote above, you find yourself intrigued--and think that I would
find you equally intriguing.