All of my adult years have been spent in Chicago or Los Angeles. I feel like I'm a pretty good amalgam of the two cities, which can lead to not feeling 100% at home in either, but boy have I enjoyed my time in both. Chicago is a great place to call home.
My interests are random. Big baseball fan. I buy comic books every Wednesday. I see a lot of theater. I watch too much television. I take boxing lessons. I spoil my cat. All over the place.
What I’m doing with my life
Just graduated from law school in May, took the bar in July, and started at a large corporate firm in September. Trying to figure out how to still have a bit of a life outside of that.
I’m really good at
Making cocktails. Former bartender here.
The first things people usually notice about me
In a class in undergrad, we all walked in the room on the first day and everyone else wrote down what they noticed first. The most common answer I received was how pale I was. To be fair, this was January in Chicago.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Life of Pi, The Time Traveler's Wife, The Post-Birthday World, The End of Faith, The Lover's Dictionary, His Dark Materials, The Art of Fielding, The Velvet Rage
Music: Josh Ritter, The Frames, Swell Season, Frightened Rabbit, Foster the People, Alabama Shakes, Fun, Avett Brothers, Black Keys
Movies: Wet Hot American Summer, Waiting For Guffman, Clue, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Sandlot, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Mean Girls, Drive
TV Shows: Happy Endings, The Amazing Race, Survivor, Community, 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Misfits, Parks and Rec, Game of Thrones, Veep, Looking, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Broad City, Archer, Bob's Burgers, Arrow, The Flash, Drag Race, Transparent, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Last Week Tonight, so many more
Food: Burgers. Thai. Sushi. But I'll eat anything without curry or cilantro.
Big Dodgers fan.
I really like what Victory Gardens and The House have been doing lately.
Hendricks. Maker's Mark.
The six things I could never do without
2. The Hamilton cast recording.
4. Cast iron skillet.
5. "It's time for Dodger baseball."
6. 30 Rock on Netflix.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I'm doing to do/eat/drink/watch next.
On a typical Friday night I am
Totally varies. Out for a drink, dinner with friends, movie night at home, out to a play or concert, or sometimes stuck at work.
After working service industry for 7 years, I cannot express how happy I am to have a Friday night again (most of the time).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Though I am always down to go out in Boystown, lately I tend to feel a little out of place and a little too old for it all. There are just other things that I'd rather be doing, nine times out of ten.
You should message me if
...you're okay just letting things going with the flow.
...you also live your life happily and graciously.
...you're understanding of the fact that my job can have crazy, unpredictable hours.
...you have your shit together. Please.
I try not to have dealbreakers, but if you're completely out, not religious, at least 20% versatile, not allergic to cats, and live in Chicago, we will stand a much better chance.