I love novelty and learning. I'm attracted to people who can hold
their own in a conversation and are willing to own their own
mistakes/misbehavior. I traveled a lot growing up, and while I
still love heading out the door for a new adventure, my thirties
seem to be all about learning how to be more present in the place
I'm at right now.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently I divide my time between IT consulting for small to
mid-sized businesses and working as a colorist for a local video
production house. I am single (never married) and currently live on
my own in Milwaukee's best neighborhood (woo Riverwest! Yeah!).
I’m really good at
Making bad puns
Giving back rubs (will happily accept as well)
Empathizing with animals (including people)
Slogging through unpleasant environments with minimal
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes. They are intensely blue.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I really like a wide range of films, from some really offbeat and
critically un-loved (Six String Samurai, Toys, Shoot Em Up, Rocky
Horror Picture Show, Secretary) to the seriously powerful (Beauty
is Embarrassing, Requiem for a Dream, After The Rain, The Square
and Fruitvale Station). I've worked on movies before, but I'm still
able to check my tradesman's hat at the door (please let me know if
you'd rather I left it on).
Daily Show/Colbert Report
The Now Show (BBC)
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Don't Think Of An Elephant
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
O. Winston Link
I'm a sucker for a good beat, a clever turn of lyric or a melody
that gets me to dance. Some all time favorites include:
Eric & Magill
Just about anything except Dilly/Dove Bars and things with MSG in
The six things I could never do without
Besides the first three layers of Maslow's hierarchy?
I guess I'd go with:
Some form of music.
An organizer of some kind (mostly use my phone at present)
Inspiring friends and colleagues
Access to reference materials (online or offline)
Some basic tools to build and fix things with.
A map of wherever I am.
Oh! And a towel. Everyone should know where their towel is...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to better articulate and share ideas which span diverse topics
such as design, project workflows, cameras, net neutrality, Radio
Lab stories, British comedy, politics, and sex (only maybe not in
On a typical Friday night I am
Either working on personal projects, going to a show, or catching
up with friends/family.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I am cycling, I don't always come to a complete stop at stop
You should message me if
You actively seek out diversity both amongst your friends as well
as your choice of work and neighborhood. Or, if you have a good pun
you want to share.