I spend a large part of my time reading, writing, playing the piano
and guitar, and socializing. I build lampshades. I plan to travel
just about everywhere that my time/money will allow. I've lived in
Boston, Vermont, LA, New Orleans, and have settled in New York for
the past 11 years. I like to run and swim and spend time with
friends. I don't enjoy cutesy new age people who spend money on
expensive candles. I like scars that reflect travel. I like tattoos
but they don't convince me that you've lived. They just convince me
you're not afraid of a tiny needle.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Michael Chabon, "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,"
Richard Powers, "Generosity," "The Echo Maker," "Operation
Wandering Soul (hate the title, love the book)." Jess Walter, "The
Financial Lives of the Poets," DFW, "Infinite Jest, "Brief
Interviews..." Junot Diaz, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao."
George Elliot, "The Mill on the Floss." Edward Abbey, "The Fool's
Progress," Geoffrey Chaucer, Beckett, Marquez, Eugenides, Pynchon,
Albee, Brecht, Chekhov, H.P. Lovecraft, Camus, O'Connor, Poe,
Shakespeare, Roth, K. Dick, Cervantes, Borges, Bukowski...
The Time That Remains, Five Broken Cameras, Withnail and I,
Husbands and Wives, MicMacs, Amelie, Delicatessen, Turtles Can Fly,
City of Lost Children, Children of Men, Annie Hall, City of God (in
a dark way), High Fidelity, Once Upon a Time in the West,
Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Nick Drake, old R.E.M., The
Rolling Stones, Jeff Buckley, Iron and Wine, Annie Lenox, Beck, The
Children's Hour, Paul Simon, The Mamas and the Papas, Michael
Jackson, Nina Simone
It's embarrassing to watch someone take a picture of their meal in
a restaurant before they eat it. I do enjoy food but it being such
a potent newborn fetish is baffling. Simple sustenance is not the
same as Shakespeare. I'm not going to study cheddar. I understand
observing the cultural difference in various dishes and restaurants
but eggs are to be eaten not sculpted.