I like too many things. I cook, make music, do graphic design, run,
climb, hike, lift weights, eat healthy, get high, read, plan
vacations, go to the river, drink, stay up late, go out dancing,
keep a journal, plot, plan, work my ass off, and also manage to be
lazy all at the same time. Or, rather, intervals of rapid
I could easily write another list just as long of things I want to
do but don't have time for.
I manage to be both genuine and snarky. I try everyday to get
better at listening to myself. Self-care. To make the most of every
opportunity. Life isn't necessarily short, but it is finite, and
there's no reason not to do the things that make you happy.
What I’m doing with my life
Specifically, I am the chef at a Japanese restaurant. I love to cook and lived in Japan for almost a year, so I get to combine several things I love in my work. It's pretty great.
Generally, thinking about who I am and what I can be. How to get more out of life but feel at peace at the same time. How to connect more deeply with the people around me. How to be more present.
In a committed non-monogamous relationship. I have a pretty tight schedule, but I'd love to meet somebody fun for an on-going thing.
I’m really good at
Talking myself into and back out of just about anything.
Making people laugh, including/especially myself. Making up new
lyrics to songs, especially regarding food or my cat. Cooking.
The first things people usually notice about me
The baby face. How much profanity comes out of my mouth. How good
my hair smells.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: The Signal and The Noise by Nate Silver (book I just
finished = my new favorite book, right?), Blood Meridian by Cormac
McCarthy, Tao Te Ching, Jesus' Son by Dennis Johnson, Kerouac's
biographies but not really his writing, Dostoyevsky, Hunter S.
Thompson, Aleister Crowley. A whole mess of cookbooks (for a couple
years I only really only read cookbooks.)
MOVIES: Anything by Christopher Nolan, Shaun of the Dead, Super
Troopers, Apocalypse Now, I Heart Huckabees, Bottle Rocket,
Tombstone, My Blue Heaven, What About Bob, UHF. Either something
heavy and cerebral or completely stupid.
SHOWS: The Simpsons, Trailor Park Boys, King of the Hill, Game of
Thrones, House, Breaking Bad, the Daily Show, Comedy Bang Bang. I
spend tons of time watching BBC docs and Ted Talks on Netflix. I am
unreasonably obsessed with Gordan Ramsay cooking shows (it's the
same show every time and I still can't help myself.)
MUSIC: I love many kinds of music and appreciate them in different
circumstances. At work or exercising, I listen to a lot of hip-hop,
rap and electronic music to keep the energy up. At home, I've been
listening to Pandora stations for Take Me Home Tonight by Eddie
Money and Feels Good by Tony! Toni! Tone! In my car, I listen to
the radio or whatever CD is stuck in my crappy stereo at the
moment, which for several months was a mix of Beck, Modest Mouse,
The Shins, and Jimmy Eat World. Now its a mix of techno, electro
and bass music.
I do love seeing pretty much any kind of music live.
FOOD: I like food with strong flavors. Indian, Japanese, Chinese,
Vietnamese, Thai, Mexican, Moroccan. A good sandwich. I can
appreciate a quick cheap lunch as much as a nice meal with
cocktails (and often times more).
The six things I could never do without
My chubby kitty.
Friends and family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything. Patterns and cycles, what makes a person what they are, how a person can become more than what they are, the narrow part of the Venn diagram where hip-hop and fish jokes intersect, the history and future of humanity, what to eat for dinner, sex, the enormity of the universe, funny things that rhyme with what somebody just said, what book I should read next, the passing of time, how to properly conjugate made up words. You get the idea.
On a typical Friday night I am
Depends on my work schedule. Sometimes I'm working, sometimes I'm
dancing downtown, sometimes I'm watching Netflix and playing with
my cat. On a good night, I can do all three.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The to-do list app I use on my phone just released a calendar app
that syncs to the to-do list and reminds me of holidays. I've been
looking forward to this for months and I'm way too excited about
You should message me if
You want to grab a drink or go dance to 90's or electronic music. You want to meet somewhere neither of us has been before. You want to run or climb. You want to cook something together. You're into surrealism. You like to laugh a lot. You want to hear about the time I owned a surf shop.