Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Random stuff about me:
I grew up on the east coast (NY) and went to college in the middle
of the country (Iowa). I love the bay area but miss New England's
seasons - the smells and colors - wood smoke, apple picking and
maple syrup candy. These crazy snow storms are making me super
I've seen a tornado and been through the eye of a hurricane.
I've floated on my back in the Dead Sea and watched the full moon
rise above the hills of Jordan to the east (magnificent) only to
have the experience interrupted by 4 IAF F-18s split the air above
In the summer of 1977 my Dad and I were on the Long Island Railroad
on our way to a Mets game when the great blackout hit. NYC shut
down for three days. It was really hot on that train.
I remain to this day a pretty intense baseball fan (A's).
I'm getting back into skiing a finally bought a Tahoe season
I hate the sound of mosquitoes buzzing around my room.
Eggplant makes my mouth feel prickly but I love babaganush.
I've mountain biked Nepal and Sri Lanka. I've been all over Europe,
to Israel, New Zealand (2x) and to 48 states - all but but Alaska
and N. Dakota.
I appreciate BRC as much for forcing me to shut down all
electronics for a week as I love it for its self expression and the
kindred spirits in my 40 person camp.
At 24 I drove from Key West to San Francisco in 45 hours
(accompanied). Beaumont, Texas is an awfully long way from El Paso,
As for you:
You're a slightly goofy hopeless idealist cemented in
You feel deeply and strongly about things. You have strong opinions
and a passion for *something*. You want to share - to teach (me).
You're creative and a little edgy. I love self-expression. Be
comfortable in silence. Be comfortable being open and
Once in a while be comfortable eating with your hands. Once in a
while be comfortable eating your own words.
What I’m doing with my life
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Being a dad.
Trying to figure out why my garage door opener is always on the
I work in technology. Most days I love what I do and get to work
with a lot of really cool people. I spent six years working for a
non-profit but succumbed to bills and such.
A few days a week run through the woods behind my house for
meditation as much as anything else.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Admitting when I've screwed up.
Making people feel at ease - especially kids which is just as well.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Kurt Vonnegut, John Coetzee, Jhumpa Lahiri,
Michael Chabon, Jonathan Franzen. Dave Eggers.
I just discovered Keith Richards is good at this too.
I like physical books - the smell of ink. A bookmark.
Movies: John Hughes, Monty Python, Coen Brothers and Wes Anderson.
I binge on Netflix.
I've gotten really good at going to the movies by myself -
especially when it's to a little place by my house where I can sit
on a couch and eat pizza.
Music: snippets - Led Zeppelin. Iron and Wine. Pearl Jam. Nick
Drake. M. Ward. The Pixies. the Rolling Stones. U2. Smashing
Pumpkins. The Beastie Boys.
Whenever I buy tickets to a show I buy at least 2 with no idea who
I'm going to drum up. I figure I'll find someone.
Food? I have no idea what to do with this on account of the fact
that I love food. I very much dig cheese, will kill for good fried
chicken and love grilled asparagus. Mmmm - sushi.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Disclaimer: My kids aren't on this list. It would be akin to saying
I couldn't live without my brain or heart. So here are 6 things I'd
really rather not do without:
My pillow - I get all screwed up if I have to sleep in a hotel
without it. Sleeping in a tent is a different story.
the internet (yep. It's got something to do with my job. Besides,
how would I check my OKC account without it?!)
My amazing pack of friends
...ellipses, parentheses and other parenthetical forms - especially
(Not withstanding the disclaimer...my brain, my heart and my kids.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to spend my stock-pile of frequent flier miles.
what I want to be when I grow up...
oh yeah, right...
Why I don't have any halfway decent pictures of myself.
Where you are (for real).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
It's Friday night so I better figure this out lickety-split. It
will probably involve my pack of friends, a pub, beer and Yahtzee.
At least that's what's been happening for the last few weeks (when
I'm on parenting hiatus).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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There's lots to admit in private but for now you'll have to be
satisfied with this:
I absolutely suck at parallel parking. It's endlessly frustrating.
How effing emasculating is that?!
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