I'm from the midwest originally but have been in SF for 15 years, so I'm a west coaster now. I'm very much a man's man.. I drive a Jeep, ride a motorcycle, and I once rebuilt the engine on my '84 Honda Civic when I was broke post college but needed a working car. I promise I'll be one of the most honest communicators you'll know. I've long since outgrown the jersey wearing Sunday afternoons at sports bars. There's nothing wrong with it and I sort of miss the desire sometimes but there's just too many other things to do with my time. I'd be more inclined to spend that time reading a book in the park, hanging out at a cafe learning something new on my computer, a day trip up or down the coast with the top down on the Jeep or on the motorcycle, or hanging out with friends in the sun.
I'm an outgoing introvert if that makes sense. People often think I'm a marketing guy (I just took a job as a pre sales software consultant so I guess I'm officially in sales now) as opposed to an engineer "type", which I take as a compliment. I can, and like to be the life of the party sometimes, but I also can reclude into my cave, recharge, and work on my projects, business, guitar, art, etc.... Being able to build whatever I can dream up with software is really empowering and artistically fulfilling for me. I can be a home body sometimes, though I do love a good adventure.
What I’m doing with my life
Working my day job of selling software, riding
motorcycles, playing guitar or the digital piano I just bought to
learn on, lounging around in the park
on sunny days, working out to keep fit/healthy, spending time
friends, enjoying good meals and a few drinks. Planning my
vacation... (The past couple of years I've been to Belize,
Guatemala, Peru, and Oahu) Next up... somewhere in Asia is likely..
Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, China...
I’m really good at
Making you laugh assuming you've got a good sense of humor. (See:
Jon Stewart, Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords). Coming
through when friends are counting on me. Analogies and metaphors,
or at least I really seem to enjoy creating them :-)
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm told my smile and outgoing nature when I'm feeling that way.
Physically, I've been told my arms.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music - Air(Talkie Walkie in particular), The Police, RHCP,
Radiohead, 80s, 90s, some rap, hiphop, old school R&B, The
Beatles, The White Stripes, Chopin (Nocturnes specifically).
Food - The bone-in filet and baked potato at Bobo's, The meat
lover's at Little Star, A super chicken burrito from Papalote's,
The shrimp appetizer at Lolo, The ricanelas ice cream flavor at
Bi-Rite, toasted almond ice cream at Swenson's.
Movies - The Big Lebowski, Iron Man, Can't Buy Me Love, Office
Space, Swingers, any Mike Myers movie until after the Austin Powers
series, Trading Places.
Books - Freakonomics, The Tipping Point, Masters of Doom,
Influence, Blink. I'm reading "The Happiness Advantage" at the
moment which is pretty interesting.
The six things I could never do without
Good friends, creativity (computer, music, food, art), the
outdoors, french fries, being active, and music.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Product/market fit.. aka "Does anyone care about this thing we're
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends old and new. Karaoke may be involved. About to
start hosting dinner parties and poker/game night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I co-authored a nerdy java book
You should message me if
I message you.
Or if you'd like to be part of a group of people that dress up like
Super Mario Kart characters, rent those little yellow tour cars,
and race each other around the city and drop banana peels in front
of each other's carts.