I'm a reader, a gardener, a radio listener, a motorcyclist, a father, an architect, a carpenter, and a bon-vivant.
I'm from the east coast, lived in the bay area, and really love Seattle where I've been for the last 5 years. What I love is the natural beauty that surrounds us, the forests the lakes and the mountains, some times my breath is still taken away by the sight of Rainier or the Olympics on a clear sunny day from down town Seattle.
My other job is raising my two kids, making sure that they feel safe, and loved, and have as much fun as possible.
Mixing martinis, making coffee, breakfast tacos.
This used to read 'this winter's beard,' but it's spring now and so people who've seen me before are noticing that I don't have a beard.
Movies; I don't know that I've been blown away by any movies recently, I've watched most of the latest kids movies and the crop of comic book films in recent years but I'd love to see something good and new.
Shows; I don't watch much TV any more but tend to watch whole series when they become available online. I loved Firefly, and Battle Star and most of what J.J. Abrams has been up to. Dr. Who, Top Gear, and Dexter. I like This Old House, Nova, and Nature on PBS.
Music; The Sleigh Bells and My Goodness are two of my newer favorites. I've been digging into the Mountain Goats and the Flaming Lips back catalogs. Old favorites include Morphine, Radiohead, Soul Coughing, Muddy Waters, The Clash. Music is best loud an if possible live, preferably in a venue no larger than The Showbox, ideally the size of the Tractor. The Bottom of the Hill in SF is still one of my favorite rooms.
Food; Yes, please. I think Vietnamese is my favorite cuisine but Mexican is my go-to food, then again I would live off of sushi were that economically viable, and you know, the mercury thing, and the over fishing thing. In the kitchen I love the slow cooker and broiling, googling a list of ingredients and improvising from there. I recently made a Lamb, apricot, and green olive 'tagine' in the slow cooker for game night potluck, it was really good.
2. Corn tortillas.
3. Public radio, NPR and KEXP. I could listen from Morning Edition through to the Dianne Rheem show but need music too.
4. My dog, Kozmo a Belgian Shepherd.
5. Coffee, black no sugar.
6. A good gin martini, anything else is not a martini.
I didn't list my kids here, I think it goes without saying, like air water, shelter, etc.
How to get from here to there.
Which plants I should have already planted by now.
How to accomplish, single-handedly what should require two or more trained professionals.
I did finish all of the Twilight books.
I don't even like the trailers for horror movies.
None of these are particularly private, just embarrassing, I'll see what else I can come up with.