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Single man loves food and beer, making food and beer, and records,
though doesn't make records. Looking for single women. Details
Raised in Nebraska, I've been in Chicago for a little over 10
years. I am proudly midwestern though and through.
Feel free to read all of this or find me at @shanty.
What I’m doing with my life
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I work a full time not for profit job.
I produce a weekly comedy show.
I'm developing a podcast (less WTF/Nerdist type of podcast, more
Welcome to Nightvale-esque fiction type podcast. Think Fawlty
Towers meets Roseanne.)
Homebrew a few times a month.
Cook at home a lot.
Planning a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia.
Wondering if it possible to monetize a skill of being a jack of all
trades, master of none.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Figuring shit out, specifically culinary things. Frying chicken,
popcorn on the stovetop, making french press/chemex coffee and
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Like many on here, there may be too many to list, but I'll give it
a yeoman's effort to avoid being overly vague.
Generally speaking, anything with a groove (bonus points for music
from 70s or 90s). When I'm listening to something, at the very
worst I want to bob my head, at best I want ridiculous stankface. I
also just adore dusty Americana, with a preference for tight
harmonies. Favs include Robyn, Janet, Bey, D, JDilla, Mizells...
subgenere's include but are not limited to hard bop and the boom
I swear, I'm a totally chill and cerebral sports fan. I love pro
basketball, that being said, it doesn't affect my mood.
Not a lot of movies, but a lot of TV. I love high concept, bizarre
sci fi or fantasy. I really, really, really love Doctor Who.
Basically, I just love serial television, procedurals not as
I read a lot of cookbooks. I lean towards books revolving around
technique rather than recipes. Julia of course, also I really like
Michael Ruhlman's books, and love Sandor Katz's latest book on
Fermentation. Currently I'm reading the The Expanse series, as well
as a book about the chemical make up of water and how it affects
the flavor of beer. The previous sentence really sums me up. I HAVE
read all the A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) books.
When it comes to actually eating food, I'm very adventurous. Any
ethnicity is on the table, any part of an animal is on the table,
and any vegetable is on the table, minus acorn squash and eggplant.
I am willing to challenge my current thoughts on the two
Not a meat fetishist, so if it isn't your thing, we're still cool.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
All Clad Skillet
Good shampoo(My mother is a stylist, so I've only known the
wonderful world of free high quality hair products)
Decent Pair of Tongs
Freshly Roasted Coffee.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Drinking beer, whiskey and/or wine. (Though "and" is a dangerous
proposition. Also, in all honesty, wine just wrecks me. It better
be really good if I'm going to deal with the consequences.)
Food - specifically pickling things, making everything from
Beer - Grain bills, yeast temps, how it is made on a
Coffee - Similar to above, grind consistancy, grind size, water
temps affect on coffee flavor and how it relates to brewing
Finding ways to spend more time OUT of the city. I need more
country in my life.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Listening to records, cooking and drinking.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Here's a few:
The old school, long form, HBO music freaks me the fuck out.
If I've had a couple of drinks and it is late at night, I will find
a way to play some Janet Jackson.
I love camping in the winter.
You should message me if
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You want to find ways to enjoy the city, and the country.
You want to make things.
You want to eat and drink things.
You want to laugh.
You want to high five.
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