I love the performing arts, but my real passion is with music. I don't really care what genre something is (on my iPhone I've lately been listening to a weird mix of punk, anti-folk, and alternative). Going to concerts in particular is excellent fun. Whether it's in a huge arena listening to the Roots, or in a smokey bar listening to some random acid jazz, I love it all. I've recently started taking Bass lessons (on my hyper-sexy Fender Fretless Jazz Bass), and I'd ultimately love to be in a band. Making the transition from music-enthusiast to music-creator is turning out to be pretty much awesome.
I've just recently moved back to San Francisco and joined a new startup.
After first talking with me, many people have commented that I'm very easy to talk to and I seem to connect with them really quickly (here's the trick: actually care about what the other person is talking about).
My favorite movie is The Sting (if you haven't seen it yet, just stop reading this now and go watch it. You can thank me later). I have a tendency to love pretty much every movie I see (even the horrible ones are usually joke worthy). A side effect of this is I'm completely rubbish at the question, "Should I see this movie?"
For books, my cultured response is Don Quixote. The truth is something more like "The Worthing Saga", an epic sci-fi book written by Orson Scott Card I first read about 15 years ago, and re-read almost every year. I'm a bit of a ravenous reader; I get sucked into a story and just can't put it down far too often.
* My iPhone - 'Nuff said
* My Kindle - If you travel at all and love books, practically a requirement
* My brand-new niece - First time as an uncle and I couldn't be happier
* My Bass - Still learning to make it sing, but I love it anyway.
* Bacon - I suppose I could live without it, but what kind of life would that be?
My life is going really well, but it needs somebody else to spend it with.