I'm happiest when driving down Highway 1 to Santa Cruz and then setting up a tent at a campsite. I go from zero to beardly in 6.5 seconds. I enjoy banter, getting out to nature, and I'm still pinching myself all the time since I finally moved back to the Bay Area in July after 5 years in L.A. I'm more of a combination of atheist and Jewish, in that I think god is silly, but I love brisket.
One of my best friends and his soon-to-be wife asked me to officiate their wedding this June, so I'm now an ordained Dudeist Priest because The Big Lebowski has its own fake religion. I am an expert campfire-maker, I'm pretty good in the kitchen, and your mom and her partner will love me if we date long enough to get there.
I'm a Clinical Social Worker in SF on a team for clients with really complex medical and mental health problems. I ran a homeless intervention project in Santa Monica before that, and worked as the mental health specialist in a homeless drop-in center in Venice Beach before that. I find my work fascinating and fulfilling, and it's easy to see how simple it would be for any one of us to end up in those circumstances. I'm grateful for every moment that I have the freedom and privilege to do what I want, so I'm kind of a goofball most of the time.
Louie, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, The Walking Dead, The Daily Show, Mad Men, Girls (how do we feel about this show? Strong female characters or more pixie manic dreamgirl male fantasy archetypes? I remain undecided)
I was a vegetarian for 10 years, vegan for 1, and now I eat it all, but still go meatless when I don't feel like clogging an artery with bacony goodness.
A Confederacy of Dunces is my favorite novel, but Philip Roth is my favorite writer (or maybe it's Hemingway? I go back and forth). I'm currently reading the Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) books, because I couldn't wait to see what happens on the show.
Bourbon and craft beer
Comedy to watch and listen to
A balance between affection and space
Whether or not bulletproof coffee sounds good. It could be disgusting or delicious, but it is definitely not going to be somewhere in between, and I don't know if I want to know.