Born and raised in Chicago, lived in NYC for a couple years too many, moved to Portland in 2013. Some other stuff happened too, but that's just details.
What I’m doing with my life
By day: project manager at a software company. By... other days: doing as much outdoor/active stuff as I can. Snowboarding, bouldering, running, biking, ultimate frisbee, scuba diving, yoga, weightlifting, hiking, I love it all. Learning how to cook. (So far: use lots of garlic and butter.) Slowly working my way through all the books I somehow keep buying at Powell's. Keeping alive the dying art of listening to an album all the way through.
I’m really good at
You know what they say about a Jack of all trades, right?
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm easily excitable.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Aurora, A Brief History of Time
Movies: Star Wars
Shows: Fargo, The Leftovers
Music: The Staves, Grimes, Foals
Food: All the bacon and eggs you have
The hall of fame:
Books: Just about anything by Neal Stephenson, John le Carre, David Foster Wallace, Stephen King, or William Gibson
Movies: Interstellar, Step Brothers, 2001, Inglourious Basterds
Shows: Parks & Rec, Twin Peaks, Lost, Breaking Bad
Music: Iron Maiden, Prince, Wilco, Bruce, Fleetwood Mac
Food: Literally any kind of pasta
The six things I could never do without
The six shoes* I could never do without
- Climbing shoes
- Snowboard boots
- Running shoes
- Hiking boots
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming."
On a typical Friday night I am
Having "just one more drink" for 5 or 6 more drinks.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Usually when I go dancing I really do forget that people are watching.
You should message me if
You need a shuffleboard partner who's extremely mediocre.
You need someone to duet "Summer Nights" with you at karaoke.
You need a playlist made for any occasion.