I will start by listing a few things that are unique about me:
• I have a beard
• I own plaid shirts
• I listen to KEXP and NPR
These are rare qualities in Seattle. I'm pretty much a unicorn.
I have two kids and they mean the world to me. My favorite days are the ones in which I have them and spend time with them.
I'm a Seattle native and I will always love this city. I have moved away from Seattle and moved all over the country and abroad, but Seattle was and alway will be my home. I was born here and went to school here (mostly). Who couldn't love it here?
I love to go out and see live music. Just like every other person on this website. I'm down for festivals, small indie shows, large established artists, etc.. I kinda can't get enough of it. I'm always listening to music or reading some music blog or album reviews. I like to think I'm a music nerd and not a music snob. I am always willing to listen to and talk about someones musical passion, even if I don't agree with them. I think music is crazy personal and one artist or song could be someones whole life and I always respect that. Unless its something shitty like Nickelback.
I have super awesome friends and wouldn't trade them for anything in the world. My core group of friends and I met at raves in the late 90's and I'm proud of that. Yes, we were all ridiculous ravers and wore dumb, dumb clothes, but oh well it was fun at the time. Besides, who else can say that they met their life long friends at raves? Not that many, that's for sure.
I spend my days working at a grocery store that rhymes with Troll Dudes. I love my job and the people I work with. I did a wide variety of jobs in my twentys from corporate sales training to education and I believe those and other jobs\careers that I tried led me to my current position. I have plans for myself with the company and I won't be satisfied with small victories like store managment. I want to run the whole region. I want to be able to promote the store and healthier eating habits and consuming to more cities and communities throughout Washington and Oregon.
I'm pretty much an open book and am crazy honest. I will always say what I'm feeling and or thinking. Sometimes it can be a little too honest, but I don't believe in holding back. If you wanna say something then you should.
I recently started to do open mic stand up. I'm nowhere near good yet but I'm hooked. I've had decent sets and decent bits and I've also died many a horrible, painful and public death on stage. When it works it's awesome. I really enjoy making strangers laugh, sometimes in Thai food restaurants.
I really read a lot of non-fiction. My current obsession is comedians that I enjoy who have written books: Attempting Normal by Marc Maron, I Drink For A Reason by David Cross, Zombie Ship Wasteland by Patton Oswalt, The Bedwetter: Stories Of Courage, Redemtion And Pee by Sarah Silverman and Sleepwalk With Me And Other Painfully True Stories by Mike Birbiglia
Movies: Pee-Wees Big Adventure, Goonies, The Big Lebowski, Rushmore, Labryrinth, City Of Lost Children, Ameile, Empire Records, Caddyshack, The Dark Crystal, The Muppet Movie, National Lampoons Vacation, Super Troopers, Terms Of Endearment, Boondock Saints, Lost In Translation, Dazed And Confused, The Fifth Element, Star Wars, Breakin 2 Electric Boogaloo, Sandlot, Memento, Step Brothers, Anchorman, Mac & Me, Beetlejuice, Life Aquatic
Music: I love music and this list would be long, so I'm going to list some artists that blew my mind when I was 12 yrs old.
1. The Pixies
2. The Smiths
4. The Stone Roses
5. Vanilla Ice
TV: Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, The League, Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Parks and Rec, The Daily Show, South Park, Jem, My daughter loves Yo Gabba Gabba and I gotta admit, its pretty good, Sportscenter, Modern Family, Weeds, Charles In Charge, Mad Men, Dexter, Family Tree, The Office (both versions), Extras, Family Guy, Any show Anthony Bourdain does, Flight of the conchords, Maron, Portlandia, The Colbert Report, Sportcenter (I am a dude after all), Small Wonder
Cash money, son!