I was once stuck on a deserted island with two friends for the better part of a day. It was actually a lot of fun. I'm a very social person who is close with my family and friends, but I think of myself as pretty independent too. Work is a big part of my life and I'm lucky to enjoy what I do. At the same time, I don't allow it to define me...it's a living that one day I would like to fuse with my passions. Speaking of which, I love music, food, travel (all cliches, I know) and pretty much any activity that's fun and new to me. Creativity is key.
What I’m doing with my life
After 9 plus years in Chicago, I just moved back to Ann Arbor and could not be more excited. I loved my time in Chicago and will go back frequently, but I am ready to come back to a place with many good friends and family around. And to relearn Ann Arbor/SE Michigan as an adult. It's good to be home.
I’m really good at
Public speaking, cooking, and coming up with things to do. I'm also pretty good at coming up with gift ideas. And I've been told I'm a solid writer, though I think I'm horrible at creative writing. However, if you need an essay on international environmental law, I'm your guy.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a positive person, which does not mean that I'm an optimist, but rather, I try to see the positive in every situation.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Obviously, there are too many in each of these categories, but here are the first ones that pop into my head:
Books: Cat's Cradle, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1984, Candide, Calvin & Hobbes.
Music: Phish, STS9, John Brown's Body (reggae in general though I prefer roots and dub to soca/calypso, etc), P-Funk, Groove Collective, Pat Metheny, Zeppelin, the Beatles, Yonder Mountain String Band. I love music. I love jazz, funk, soul, jam bands, blues, rock, reggae, bluegrass. You get the idea.
Movies: Big Lebowski, Super Troopers, The Dark Knight, Dr. Strangelove. I'm a sucker for classic cult comedies. I pretty much love them all. Especially the ones I've seen a million times. I like good serious flicks too, but it's more mood dependent.
TV: Arrested Development, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, South Park, Family Guy, The League, Sunny, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Sherlock, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, and sports.
Food: It's a big part of my life in many ways. Socializing, cooking, trying new restaurants/cuisines, and so much more. I recently got to cross Alinea off my bucket list. It's everything I could have hoped for and more!
The six things I could never do without
Music (esp live shows)
Cooking with friends
A fan at night
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, the universe, and everything. Really, I spend a lot of time
thinking about that stuff. Politics, philosophy, spirituality, etc.
I also think a lot about how to have a great time and what to do
this weekend. Balance is important to me and fun is a big part of
On a typical Friday night I am
Socializing. Or traveling somewhere. Or binge watching tv and/or
watching that movie I should have seen two years ago.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I kinda like Supertramp.
You should message me if
If any of this registers and if you'd like to get a drink sometime.
If you have a strong opinion on the Oxford comma.