Born and raised in California, I moved out to Colorado to pursue a
Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. When I'm not busy
working towards that, I'm just trying to find different ways to get
the most out of my life. Hiking, yoga, live music, live sports, and
other adventures are a big part of my life. I also love tracking
down good food, but not completely at the expense of my fitness
goals. In recent years I've lost 90 pounds and I'm gonna work my
ass off (literally and figuratively!) to keep improving and hitting
all my fitness goals.
What I’m doing with my life
As noted above, what I'm mostly doing with my life is getting my
Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. But personal
improvement is a big thing for me, so I've been working hard to
improve my fitness and drop weight. Hiking, yoga, sports, and other
daily workouts are a big part of my routine. Otherwise, when I have
time, I try to have as many exciting adventures as I can. That
often means trips out to Boulder or even as far as Estes Park.
Sometimes I read too.
I’m really good at
I'm smart. I'm funny. I know how to have a good time. I'm a good
listener. I care. I'm good at striving to drive myself to be
better. I'm motivated.
I'd like to be good at playing my pocket trumpet, but that one's
still a work in progress.
The first things people usually notice about me
Well, other people would be better equipped to answer this question
being that I can't read minds. Having said that, people seem to
notice my sense of humor, my intellect, my good spirits, and my
awesome listening skills.
They've also noticed my weight loss, but I don't think that's what
this question was really asking for.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Brave New World, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Catch-22,
assorted books by Dennis Lehane and George Pelecanos, Don Quixote,
and The Divine Comedy.
Movies: Apocalypse Now, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men,
Dr. Strangelove, L.A. Confidential, Glengarry Glenn Ross, The Royal
Tenenbaums, The Fifth Element, Once Upon a Time in the West, and a
whole lot more!
Shows: The Wire, Deadwood, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Larry Sanders
Show, Rome, The Daily Show, Community, Seinfeld, Chappelle's Show,
Extras, Da Ali G Show, True Detective.
Music: I'd make a mess of this section if I tried to nail down
specific bands. I like old-school rock. Jazz. Funk. Soul. Anything
with some good brass. A LOT of the music I love comes from New
Orleans. But I'll give just about any kind of music a try.
Food: Short answer? I love food that's not good for me. If I had to
pick specific kinds o' food? Pizza, wings, good burgers, barbeque,
and delicious pastas are often a good start. More broadly, however,
I tend to like Italian, Mexican, and "American" foods.
The six things I could never do without
1. My friends.
2. My family.
3. Sad but true: My phone. I'll admit that I'm embarrassingly
reliant upon it at times.
4. The Great Outdoors. So much to explore!
5. Music. So many different kinds. Such a wonderful source of
energy, meaning, connection, and (most important of all) fun!
6. Gusto. I effing love life. I'm here to have fun. This world of
ours isn't nearly the same if we're not enjoying ourselves.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Sports. Music. Adventure. Psychology and Therapy (may have
something to do with the fact that it's my chosen profession).
Social Justice. TV & Film. Books. How to live life to the
Not at all in any specific order, by the way.
On a typical Friday night I am
Some nights I go out and have an adventure. Some nights I just
catch up with friends. Maybe I'll go to see live music, maybe a
sporting event. Maybe it's just drinks with friends. Maybe I'll
keep it low-key and relax at home.
The truth is, I'll take what life gives me and try to have the
maximum amount of fun possible.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Well. I can admit to having some "nerdy" tendencies. I enjoy
videogames. I enjoy things like sci-fi or Game of Thrones.
Yeah, I said it.
You should message me if
If you want to enjoy life. If you're tired of all the bullshit. I
doubt there's really any grandiose statement I can put in this
space that'll truly close the deal. You've survived the profile if
you made it this far, so you probably have a pretty good idea of
what I'm about.
Heck, if you've got unanswered questions, you can ask!
I'm funny, I'm smart, I'm always trying to better myself, and I try
to have a good time. I'd like to think these are pretty positive
features. If that sounds good to you, then... well, you know what