On second thought, maybe that's a bad analogy.
Originally from the East Coast, I've lived primarily in Bay Area for most of my life. I moved to NYC a few years ago, but realized after a couple of years that San Francisco is truly my home. Most of my family is in New York — and it's my second favorite city — so I visit as often as possible.
I am attracted to the obtuse, the extraordinary, and the things that make everyone else scratch their head and type #OMGWTFBBQ into their Twitter accounts. You know that story you've heard about your friend's neighbor's father's dog walker who had that crazy thing happen to their nephew? Yeah. That's usually me. I've lived a unique, blessed, roller coaster of a life up to this point and I'm looking to share the ride.
In my down time, if I'm not on my bike, you can find me auto racing & wrenching, scrabbling, kick-boxing, live music, and reptile-cuddling — among other things.
I'm also a big fan of doing things instead of watching things.
Couch-jockeys, World of Dorkcraft and Internet junkies, move along, this is not the profile you are looking for. (Don't get me wrong, I love a good 20-hour session on the Playstation, but all things in moderation, ya know?)
(KIDDING! -- I'm always late.)
Books: I lean towards fiction, sci-fi, crime, and classics, but I definitely don't restrict myself to these genres. Max Brooks' World War Z, N. Stephenson's Snowcrash and Reamde, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Douglas Adams, Coetzee, Kafka, London, Lovecraft, Orwell, Poe, Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare, Sendak, Shel Silverstein, Hunter S. Thompson, Wilde, Wells, and much more now that I have a kindle account.
Currently reading: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Murakami
Movies: The Princess Bride, The Host (Korea), Let the Right One In, Battle Royale, Young Frankenstein, Snatch, Everything is Illuminated, Dr Strangelove, Tucker & Dale vs Evil, Seven Samurai, Army of Darkness, Shaun of the Dead, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Shoot 'em Up, Hot Fuzz, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, Cabin in the Woods, Time Bandits, Godzilla movies, Zombieland, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and last but not least, The Jerk.
TV: As is true for most folks these days, my monitor has replaced my TV.
Some of my all time favorites from Netflix/BBC TV are The IT Crowd, Misfits, The Mighty Boosh, Dexter, Firefly, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Archer, and GUNDAM.
I'm also a huge MotoGP fan.
Music: From Bach to Beastie Boys my musical tastes are fairly boundless. I listen to Hip Hop, Classical, Opera, classic Country, Metal, Big Band, Hardcore Punk, Showtunes (yep, I said it,) Funk, Blues, and more.
Food: I love to try new things, but I have a special place in my heart for Italian, Thai, Mexican, and Indian food. I was once a big fan of sushi, until I was made aware of the dire state of the global tuna population. (I apologize in advance for ruining sushi for my fellow foodies out there, but I feel that it's important enough to make you well-informed sushi consumers.)
Spicy = good
Extra Spicy = Better
5 Alarm Spicy= Best!
How some people can get so worked up about Internet-based acronyms and emoticons. Taken from a grammar-snob's perspective, I totally get it, but seriously? Life is too short to stress out over something that has become so commonplace.
The four stages of competence and if I only knew what they were...
(In retrospect, I really should have chosen a safe word with fewer syllables.)
• You've got gumption.
• You can tell me what the hell gumption means.‡
• You can correct the multitude of punctuation, spelling & grammatical errors in my profile. Seriously. My 5th grade English teacher, is turning; in, her grave.
† Well, I haven't actually killed any yet...I'm working on that part.
‡ I think "gumption" may have something to do with grilled cheese sandwiches or those wind-up clapping monkeys, but I'm not sure.