I was born in Oregon and live in the Bay. Like most Oregonians, I'm proud of my Northwest heritage, but am happy living in SF, where I've been for over 12 years now. (I'm old.)
I bike around the city, but occasionally drive. Walking's too slow and public transportation drives me crazy. I play soccer. I read. I drink beer in the park and play games involving aiming. Occasionally I sing karaoke.
I know how to have a good time and I believe that more is usually merrier. I'm not a vegetarian. Sometimes I have a beard and sometimes I don't. I'm better at spontaneous plans than future ones. I listen to Radiolab when I cook. I don't hold grudges. I can do tricks. And I don't leave my dishes in the sink.
What I’m doing with my life
During the school year, I'm a high school English teacher. Come
summer time, you'll find me jumping off rocks and bridges (into
I’m really good at
whistling, speed-walking, pasta, drunk biking, board games, pencil tricks, bringing people together, bowling, spinning things on my finger, driving a stick shift, finding urban hikes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS - I like small paperbacks. More specifically, I like JD Salinger, Jonathan Franzen, John Steinbeck, David Mitchell, Jonathan Latham, Cormac McCarthy, Jennifer Egan, Norman Mailer, John Updike, Roddy Doyle, A.M. Homes, Ken Kesey, John Fowles.
The six things I could never do without
soccer, used book stores, my friends, making people laugh, the Oregon Country Fair (think hippies in the woods, not Carnies and livestock). I only need five things.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Language, grammar, how to be engaging.
On a typical Friday night I am
Going to happy hour and then seeing where the night leads me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
In middle school I was a juggler
You should message me if
You have a sense of humor. You are intellectually curious. You are
spontaneous. You watch and listen and read.