I love it when everyone is dressed up and tipsy. I like
conversations with witty and charming people (such as yourself),
60s-70s soul & r&b, and playing music. I live simply but
like nice things. And I go sailing
whenever I get the
Let's see, what else would you want to know? I don't rock climb,
camp, or go weak in the knees for REI gear. I will go weak in the
knees for vintage dresses (on you), pithy observations, and ocean
What I’m doing with my life
Oh, you know.
I work—as a copywriter. That means I write for marketing,
advertising, and brand strategy. Sometimes I name things. It's not
saving the world, but it's not making bombs. Plus, it's a lot of
fun and proof that English lit degrees have a practical
I play music: in bands, with friends, on my own. Bass and ukulele
mostly. (I guess I have a thing for four strings. If you think that
says something about me, I'd love to hear your theory.)
I sail: and I bought an old wooden sailboat last year. When I tell
people they look at me like I have cancer. And then ask when I'm
taking them out on it.
In the interstitial times, I like trying delicious whiskeys,
relaxing with friends (I have good ones, and I hang on to them),
watching TV, reading. Simple stuff. But occasionally (well,
regularly) I get the urge do something ridiculously decadent, or
just plain ridiculous.
Oh, yes, I travel and use my passport almost every year—sometimes
more. I like: European capitals, tropical beaches, Mediterranean
climates, and things I haven't seen before. I'd like to add some
castles and moors, more South America (went to Buenos Aires a few
years ago and want to go back), somewhere snowy with northern
lights, sailing in Croatia, and Bali. Also taking
I have dreams and goals. I'm not going to talk about them here.
I’m really good at
Telling jokes, persevering, writing, losing my keys, finding room
for improvement (double-edged sword, that one), figuring out songs
on the ukulele, forgetting names, remembering faces, sleeping in,
looking on the bright side, not noticing when I'm being hit on,
procrastinating, putting my foot in my mouth, silently
impersonating Mick Jagger, impersonating a zombie (I have not yet
tried impersonating a zombie Mick Jagger).
Other stuff too but I’ve hit my limit of humble-brag for one day.
The first things people usually notice about me
My vestigial tail.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Sam Cooke, Foucault's Pendulum, Secretary, Laphroaig, manchego,
lamb, the Velvet Underground, Mavis Staples, roast chicken, Archer,
creme caramel, Walking Dead, The Razor's Edge, La Vie en Rose (the
movie and the song), Willie Nelson, Game of Thrones, Chopin's
Nocturnes, Doctor Who (David Tennant more than Matt Smith, if you
care about such things), dark chocolate truffles, Mad Men, and
steamed mussels with French bread and dry white wine on hot days.
The six things I could never do without
I don't find this question helpful, so I'd like to share with you one of the greatest moments of my life:
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Music, work, my boat, cats. Among other things mundane and
esoteric. Mostly I try to think about what's in front of me. It's
harder than you'd think.
On a typical Friday night I am
At happy hour with work friends, heading home for a disco nap
before going out, playing a show, leaving for the weekend, or
vegging out with a movie or tv show.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I own two dinghies.
You should message me if
... you can hold up your end of the conversation.