I guess I like the normal things: movies, music, seeing art, good
bands, hanging out with friends. I tend to root for the underdog.
I'm pretty laid back, but can be spontaneous. I'm as interested in
politics (liberal) as I am debating important popular cultural
issues like who's the more interesting Olsen twin. (Ashley?)
What I’m doing with my life
Writer. Just wrote an episode of a CBS drama that aired in
I’m really good at
guessing the exact time (well, within a minute or two.) But
sometimes I'm way off. Also I'm fairly deft at steering with my
The first things people usually notice about me
My strength of character and conviction. It's profound and could
knock a stranger over from across the room.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Primarily fiction: Mildred Pierce, Lolita, Atonement, The Corrections, Jesus' Son, The last half a dozen books I've read I've really loved: Freedom, Visit from the Good Squad, Look At Me and The Marriage Plot. Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Just started The Sisters Brothers: hilarious and dark.
Favorite recent(ish) movies: Margaret. (pretty much a masterpiece imho.) Stories We Tell. The Skin I Live In, Tree of Life, Our Idiot Brother, Please Give, An Education, The Celebration, Happy Go Lucky, The Lives of Others. I also seem to be the only person in America that didn't love Lincoln (thought it was a little boring.)
Music: Stereolab, My bloody Valentine, Yo La Tengo, Dirty Projectors, Deerhoof, New pornographers, shins, Built to Spill, Pavement, Giant Sand, good old country like Willie, Merle...Sleater Kinney, De La Soul and will fess up to Fiona Apple. Also really like the last Frank Ocean album.
TV: Game of Thrones, Togetherness, Top of the Lake was fantastic. Justified, Mad Men, Enlightened, Louie, and BBC shows (have you seen Garth Marenghi's Darkplace on BBC? Very funny. Earnest narrator: "This place was dark. Damn dark. Hence, Darkplace."
The six things I could never do without
tacos de cameron at Alegria, 'shuffle' on ipod,
organic honey crisps, sonicare toothbrush, Talking Points
Memo (.com), hmm one more... olive oil?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
people's behavior, politics, art, making homemade gazpacho, things that make me laugh (Bobs Burgers!), how smart colbert is, alliteration. Will I ever finish Middlemarch? (finished!)
On a typical Friday night I am
My friday nights are pretty inconsistent. Friend's house?
Restaurant? Bar? Seeing music? Home? Seeing art?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I find that singer songwriter Ray Lamontagne deeply depressing.
You should message me if
When you see a film or a play or any type of art really: you look
forward to that drink directly afterward to download and discuss.