Sunny afternoon naps with the windows open, big powder days on steep mountains, 40-lb dachshunds, and mid-century Ferraris. The smell of fresh sawdust. Scoring on a breakaway. Terrible puns, and pool parties with great DJs. The creative process. Freckles. Hot tubs with a view. Spontaneous trips. Well-planned trips. Heel-and-toe cornering on twisty mountain roads, cheap sunglasses, and hopping up stairs & benches on my bike. Conversations in other languages, long runs in new cities, the work of Zaha Hadid and Thomas Heatherwick. Aimless walkabouts. Rooftop bars, and bars you can swim to. Driving sideways in snowy parking lots. The NHL playoffs, peaty single malts, the word "moxie," and moxie.
In general, I'm having a lot of fun and doing the things I want to do. Life is pretty grand :)
- designing and/or making things (products, furniture, jewelry, Excel models, art, friends, sense)
- organizing group trips
- overcomplicating projects to spectacular effect
On the Road, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Sun Also Rises, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, The Right Stuff, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Moneyball
Ferris Bueller's Day Off has been my favorite for years, but if I'm honest with myself, Pulp Fiction probably deserves the spot now. Also, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Caddyshack.
I've a wide range of tastes, even (albeit rarely) including country. A lot of electronic (especially progressive & deep house) and hip-hop. Genres ending in "unk." And pretty much anything you might find on a Tarantino soundtrack. If it's got a good beat and you can dance to it...
Cookies & steak.
- my sketchbook
- power tools
- new music
- a healthy sense of mischief