Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Yes I lived in Japan, but I swear I'm not an anime nerd, a martial
arts dweeb or an asian fetishist. I met plenty of them during my
time there though...
My absolute favorite party of the year is this annual get together
where a bunch of folks who ferment stuff at home have a big pot
luck and talk yeast starters while consuming sour-dough, yogurt,
pickles and homebrew. I tried a beer there this year that smelled
like a reisling and tasted like an awesome. Mind. Blown.
I bike the hell out of this city. Mostly because it's faster and
cheaper than the subway and I love gliding across the emptiness of
the Brooklyn Bridge at 2am.
What I’m doing with my life
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After a few years hiatus scrambling as a freelance translator I'm
back in my original home: the restaurant industry. Running a
restaurant that is gunning to be one of the best in New York and
spending a million hours a week doing it. Considering something
that would leave me a little more free time, but I've become a
little addicted to the rhythms of this thing.
Also I have become a total running nerd since I moved back to New
York. As someone who has been profoundly unathletic for good chunks
of their life it is hard to jive this with my self image as a book
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Over the course of my 20s I taught myself Japanese to reasonable
fluency. I can read novels, talk naturally to folks and get paid
for translations. I am really proud of that.
I used to work in restaurants in Japan, which taught me to quickly
reduce veggies to uniform chunks and slices.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I tend to bounce when I walk.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Paul Theroux's travel writing, Marilynne Robinson's first two
novels, popular science by the likes of Steven Pinker and Jared
Diamond, the greatest book ever written about New York: The Power
When I was little I was into lots of this
, high school this
, college this
, 20s lots of this
, now a lot of this
all of the above.
I am a total sucker for post-apocalyptic fiction/movies. "The
Road", Paul Auster's "In The Country of Last Things", and Samuel
Delany's "Dhalgren". Especially Dhalgren
My ideal interaction with movies is spent scrunched into the seats
at Film Forum marveling at some random ass film noir masterpiece
from the 40s or Japanese surrealist gangster flick from the 60s.
Although I inhale Netflix before bed just like you do.
Outside of spending Sundays in fall and winter agonizing over the
New York Football Giants I don't watch much TV, but just in case no
one told you the great American novel has been written, and it's a
TV show called The Wire.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I can do without a lot, but these things make life worth
1) a decent bicycle in working order 2) two or three books I
haven't read yet 3) a pen and a ruled notepad 4) beers after work
5) a good sweater 6) oh hell, internet access.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My job: how to take all the chaos and entropy inherent in the world
and carve out a beautiful piece of it in the shape of a well
How to focus all the usual mental clutter
of jobs, girls,
frustration and politics into clear and moving prose.
That I should bite the bullet and make time to print pictures from
all that film I have lying around.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Easy answer: trying to steer my awesome crew of servers, cooks and
dishwashers through weekend restaurant service and get them to
create a beautiful experience for every customer that walks through
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I tear up at movies (and dramatic sporting events) more often than
I care to admit.
You should message me if
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I have a list of restaurants I'm interested in on my phone and have
been working through them every Sunday night. However, I'm getting
sick of my dining companion being my awesome brother and not a
Also, if you are one of those lovely ladies I see biking across the
Manhattan Bridge in the dead of winter, be forewarned that I am
already in love with you.
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