I'm a friend of the earth and take recycling and sustainability seriously. Growing up in West Virginia contributed to my love of the outdoors and when I've got good company to share it with, I'm always up for hiking, kayaking, camping, or the like. I stay very active and am looking for new challenges to push me out of my comfort zone. In that past couple of years, I've gravitated toward obstacle races because they make running interesting and challenging for me, but I'd like to try rock climbing or train for a sprint triathlon to take things up a notch. I did my first 10k last year and am aiming for a half marathon this year.
Cooking: Cooking well for myself (and others) helps me maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle. I also find cooking to be an expressive art form that is calming and brings me a lot of gratification. I taught myself to make sushi and love trying out new recipes on unsuspecting friends and co-workers.
Sharing my passion for music: I am constantly searching for new music that reinvigorates me. Though an antiquated practice, I absolutely love sharing my finds with friends by making them mix CDs.
I haven't had a lack of compliments on my eyes--normally blue, but sometimes green. My nose is also pretty unique--even though it's a result of my Czech heritage, I was once told many years ago that my profile resembles Dutch portraiture.
Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth About Reality, Devil in the White City, Unknown Pleasures, Touching From A Distance, The Book Thief, The Blind Assassin, Youth in Revolt, The Zen of Fish, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Atonement, The Brief History of the Dead, Apathy and Other Small Victories, Band of Brothers, Alice I Have Been...
Movies: Hot Rod, Wet Hot American Summer, Cannibal! The Musical, Hamlet 2, Jacob's Ladder, The Assassination of Jesse James, The Fountain, Pan's Labyrinth, Mirrormask, Take This Waltz, Moonrise Kingdom, Atonement, Beginners, The Last Station, Never Let Me Go, Secretary, Sunshine, Blade Runner, Aliens, Evil Dead, Inglorious Basterds, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, The Woodman's, Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow...
TV: The Walking Dead, Parks and Recreation, American Horror Story, Brew Dogs, New Girl, The League, Boardwalk Empire, Wonderfalls,The State, Kids in the Hall, Lost History, Ancient Discoveries, Mysteries at the Museum, If Walls Could Talk...
Music: Joy Division is my all time favorite band. I adore live music; however, it's far easier to list the bands I've seen over the years.
Purity Ring, Morrissey, The Vaccines, Man, Man, Murder By Death, Alt-J, Every Time I Die, The Joy Formidable, How To Destroy Angels, Psychic Teens, Diarrhea Planet, M83, Band of Horses, A Place to Bury Strangers, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Fort Lean, The Drums, Chromatics, Metallica, Hot Snakes, Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Zola Jesus, Freelance Whales, Silversun Pickups, Primus, and Local H.
In previous years I've seen The Violent Femmes, Black Sabbath, Ministry, Social Distortion, Pixies, OHGR, Skinny Puppy, Frontline Assembly, Pigface, KMFDM, The Revolting Cocks, Bile, Gogol Bordello, Siouxsie Sioux, Einsturzende Neubauten, Project Pitchfork, Peter Hook and the Light, The Sisters of Mercy, The Cure, Front 242 and more.
My beat-up water bottle
A sense of wonder
Travel and adventure
Something best said by Anselm Kiefer..."In boredom you are at the base of existence. You don't experience yourself when you're not bored".
Can be OK with the likelihood that I will not live super close to you-- I live some distance from D.C., Baltimore, NoVa, and some parts of SoMD.