I am a high school math teacher. I like to learn and attempt to do so at all times.
I am also working on my physical self right now, getting in better shape and enjoying the outdoors that Los Angeles affords us.
I play music usually about once a week with some buddies. We have a ton of fun and it is a great release of energy. I am a drummer. I mess around with guitar, bass, harmonica and piano but am not very good.
I coach varsity softball at the school I teach at which takes up a lot of time in the spring but is a lot of fun. We are terrible but slowly improving.
I have recently shaved above mentioned beard. I am a little scruffy right now, but that often changes. Now I am not really answering this question. Oh well.
beard update: while trimming last night, slipped and had to shave it all off, even my chops. pretty clean cut right now, but that won't last. oh well.
update: I have a beard again. And my hair is kind of long. Don't let anyone ever tell you not to start a sentence with the word "and." Grammatical fascism annoys me. Rules are made to be broken as long as the message is not muddled. As a high school teacher, I must admit I really do not like double negatives. They just do not make sense and I believe logic is an important part of communication. What was the question?
I have a beard but it is pretty short and clean. I don't think it is the first thing people notice about me anymore but have no idea what is.
My softball team now calls me jesus.
Summer 2014. Rockin Jesus continued
Winter. I shaved lightening bolts into the sides of my beard. Ok, I didn't really do that.
Some books I enjoyed: welcome to the terrordome by dave zirin, math: facing an american phobia, siddhartha, the bfg and other roald dahl books, War and Peace, another roadside attraction, clemente: passion and grace of baseball's last hero, active liberty by steven breyer
I like almost all types of music, including but not at all limited to rock, reggae, funk, hip hop, jazz, blues, even some pop. I like the band Phish. deal with it. I really don't limit myself musically and love new musical suggestions. I enjoy seeing live music as well. Music is almost always on and is a big part of my life. recently I have been listening to Sinkane, Portugal the Man, Fergus and Geronimo, Heartless Bastards, Flying Lotus, D Charles Speer. Old favorites include Bob Dylan, , SOn Volt, Willie Nelson, John Zorn, Sly and Robbie, Digable Planets, the Roots, Funkadelic, Talking Heads, Beastie boys, Yellowman, mary j blige, ted hawkins, method man, poison, the kinks, the pixies, the beatles, cream, and a lot more. I am also a huge Ol Dirty Bastard/Big baby Jesus/DIrt Mcgirt fan and truly believe his genius is under appreciated. My dog is named after him.
I love watching movies. The only tv I watch is usually either movies and shows on netflix or old episodes of the simpsons and flight of the conchords. Recently I have been watching a lot of nature docs on Netflix. Currently watching a series about the wildlife of islands around the world. I love the Wire and Breaking Bad. So many great movies. Some movies I watch any time they are on from any point are Pulp Fiction, Pee Wees Big Adventure, Breaking Away, My Cousin Vinnie, Gattaca, the Jerk, I heart huckabees, being John malcovich, Hot Rod, and really a bunch more. I generally like movies that make you think but can definitely find value in cheesy movies that have some substance and thought in their detail.
Food: I was a vegan for about 8 years, vegetarian for about 12 or 13 but now eat meat and enjoy it. It did however take me awhile to reconcile some internal moral conflicts. I really am not picky but don't eat out much these days and am pretty much eating cave man style. I love Indian Food, Mexican, Salvadorian, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Ethiopian. Really, most foods I enjoy. I like frozen grapes.
1 A drum set
4 Water (bodies of and drinking)