I just moved to Florida from Ohio to work on my PhD in music theory at FSU. I do what I love, and I love what I do.
I'm deeply and intensely passionate about the people and activities in my life. I sort of live by that whole "If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well" philosophy.
What I’m doing with my life
Working on my a PhD and teaching at the university
I’m really good at
Cooking and wine snobbery. I can cook anything, and I can be pretentious about whatever sort of fermented grape juice you put in front of me.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't really know, I guess you'd have to ask them. But if I had
to take a guess, I seem to be taller than most people around here,
so maybe that. I'm a pretty funny guy, but can you "notice" a sense
of humor? It's not exactly like spotting a toupée.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Sampling of my latest reads. Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore, Ender's Game, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Gone Girl, House of Leaves, The Boy Detective Fails, There But For The, Lolita, The Art of Fielding, A Short History of Nearly Everything, A Universe From Nothing. About to start either Infinite Jest or Cryptonomicon.
Music - Obviously I'm all about the classical music, being a composer and all. But I'm definitely down with a ton of other music too. Current favorites include Imagine Dragons, AWOLNATION, Eluvium, Mumford & Sons, Of Monsters and Men. I love jazz too. A night at a jazz club is a great night in my mind.
TV - Arrested Development, House of Cards, 30 Rock, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Weeds, Dexter, Tosh.0 (my guilty pleasure), The League. There are probably a lot more, but I'm not going to bother listing them out.
My absolute favorite food is sushi, but I love to cook more than I love to go out.
The six things I could never do without
6. Arbitrary lists
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'd love to say that I spend a ton of time contemplating the truly important things in life...but I think mostly I just spend that time wondering what the hell I'm doing with my life. But until I know, I'm going to spend as much time as I can thinking about the good things.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't know if I have a typical Friday night. It depends on how busy I am. But if it was up to me, my typical Friday night would consist of a glass of wine, maybe a great cigar, and a good book. Or maybe getting drinks with friends at a bar. Or a movie in with someone. I'm up for anything. I hope Fridays never become "typical".
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I never read the End User License Agreement with iTunes...I just
click accept. It will come back to haunt me one day.
You should message me if
You think we would get along. Or maybe if you think I'm a terrible person, and you have a burning desire to tell me. Or for any reason whatsoever. What is the point of being on this thing if you're not going to talk to people?
Also message me if you think you have a piece of Seinfeld trivia I can't answer.