I am a shy person who's perfectly happy to just hang out with a few
friends over going clubbing or what have you. I'm originally from
Chicago and I'm still steeped in a ton of hometown pride. I am in
Houston doing my best to be an architect while not compromising my
artistic ambitions, which seems to take a lot of my time.
I try to draw and paint when I can to get any and all ideas on
paper. I love just about all music, but will gravitate towards
classic rock when I can, and will often play guitar when things are
a little stressful. I enjoy reading, but it tends to almost always
be architectural theory books.
I'd like to think I have a good sense of humor, but it tends not to
be subtle or logical.
I love movies, good and bad. I love to watch and dissect "artsy"
films, but also enjoy a good scare from a horror movie or a good
laugh from a terrible horror movie. A perfect evening for me would
be to watch some horrible schlock of a movie and make fun of it
with a group of friends.
What I’m doing with my life
I just finished getting my Masters of Architecture degree and plan
on working the corporate scene in Houston. I have a steady job in
town, so I can't just pack up and leave, but staying here forever
isn't something I'm looking to do. Architecture comes with it's own
lifestyle of limited free time, high stress, and no sleep.
The next big step for me is to cash in on my dual citizenship and
move to Berlin, but nothing is written in stone. When all is said
and done, I would like to teach a design studio at a university.
I’m really good at
Listening. I hate confrontation and appreciate hearing all
arguments and opinions without judgment. I like taking part in
conversations, but I like observing conversations even more.
The first things people usually notice about me
My hair. It's long and generally hard to manage. After that it
would be my laugh, which I have always figured was annoying.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love music and it's hard for me to find something I don't enjoy
listening to. That being said, I am a die-hard Beatles fan and tend
to enjoy classic rock more than anything. That's not to say that I
don't like other music (I'm pretty all over the place - Smashing
Pumpkins, Beck, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Aimee Mann, the
White Stripes, Silversun Pickups, The Pixies, The Undertones, The
Royal Guardsmen, the list is almost endless...). Although I have a
hard time enjoying newer rap or hip-hop.
I enjoy reading. You'll usually find me buried in some sort of
architectural theory book, but I also like to read history books,
most non-fiction (Especially things like Catch-22 or anything by
Kurt Vonnegut). That's not to say that you won't catch me reading
Calvin and Hobbes or Dilbert from time to time.
I tend to like comedies over any other shows, but appreciate well
written dramas and cannot stand reality tv or shows like American
Idol. I particularly like shows like Arrested Development,
Community, Boss, Life's Too Short, Spy, Archer, the list could go
on for ages.
I'm open to all foods and will try anything once, but I'm partial
to my hometown goodies like deep dish pizza. I'm also a huge fan of
anything spicy (Thai, Indian, etc.)
The six things I could never do without
Architecture - What can I say, it's my life.
My guitars (and most recently, a sitar)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where my life is going to take me. I have a lot of aspirations for
the future and it's nice to think about the different ways they
could play out. Whether it's future designs, paintings, books,
movies, I can't help but wonder what will happen to me and where I
will go. Also that I apparently live in the "Reality Bites" house.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends. Nothing fancy; just a few beers and a
movie. Sometimes going to a show or having a jam session.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I drink way too much coffee for my own good and sleep about 4 to 6
hours a night. I don't remember which one caused the other.
You should message me if
You want to have a jam session, go to a movie, or listen to any
good music. I'm always up to meet for coffee and conversation and
would love to find people to watch B-movies with.