Originally from Boston; I've been in Portland for about 5 years now. I have a pretty wide range of interests, very much a dabbler, and am usually up for just about anything... I believe that life is less about what I'm doing, and more about who I'm surrounding myself with.
I figure this might be a good way to meet people I otherwise might not.
Between those commitments I try to spend as much time as I can with friends; cooking, eating, drinking, hiking, watching, listening, playing.
Being on time.
When people find out I'm from Boston they're usually surprised I don't have an accent.
movies: shame, beasts of the southern wild, drive, primer, 25th hour, station agent, gattaca, documentaries (some favs: blackfish, hell house, devil's playground, paradise lost, fast cheap and out of control), moon, there will be blood, holy motors, chasing Amy, the last unicorn, pan's labyrinth, the odd couple, rushmore, burnt by the sun, city of lost children, robin hood (animated/animal version), coming to america
shows: Archer is the greatest thing ever. Also: breaking bad, game of thrones, parks and rec, Friday night lights, the wire, bob's burgers, louie, GoT
music: Propagandhi, jawbreaker, the coup, buckethead, the Band, andrew jackson jihad, i-Spy, sam cooke, morphine, the pixies, ani difranco, gregory alan isakov, weakerthans, gorillaz, mos def, defiance ohio, wingnut dishwashers union, war of words, fiona apple, the clash, pogues, concrete blonde, nick cave, bob Dylan
food: all the food, and all the beverages... I love really flavorful stuff - Thai, Mexican, Indian, Lebanese... Tapas. Beer and whisky are pretty rad too.
-the elusive, and rare, day off
Staying in, watching a flick, and being around the cats, is nice too.
My favorite spot in Portland is the Superfund wasteland up in St Johns... There's industrial ruins, rad graffiti, boat squatters, abandoned train tracks, and a beach.
I don't drive, bike, or drink coffee... I'm a bad Portlander.
When I was in my early twenties I won, and subsequently lost, about $20,000 gambling over the span of 2 days... Because I was in my early twenties, and very stupid.