I love hatching the perfect plan, but secretly romanticize randomness. Running, hiking, biking, snowboarding, and gym-ratting keep me pretty active year-round. My 4-nights-a-week music-seeking habits have tapered off, but I'm still making regular deposits into my ticket-stub collection. In the past year I visited Mexico and Brasil and hit festivals in Joshua Tree, Lake County, and Quincy... but I really love kicking it in SF, going on meandering walks and biking adventures, soaking up the scenery, scouting new haunts, popping in on friends, chatting it up with strangers - preferably alongside a rockstar-sweetheart adventure partner.
I'm a software engineer with a liberal arts degree from a nerdy school, a devout DailyShow/NPRaholic who eagerly engages in discussion of social morality and politics, but I'm especially energized by sassy humor, upbeat sarcasm, and hilarious deviant expression. I live for hilarious people and situations, and my faith in humanity can be restored by a 5-minute belly-laughing banter session. Two of my favorite words are 'quirky' and 'character', and I tend to surround myself with crafty-funky-goofball-extrovert friends. At the end of a night out, if a hilariously impractical entrepreneurship has been proposed or wily current-events-catchphrase has been coined, I feel more complete.
I'm seeking a co-conspirator for such activities as: dissecting plot nuances, dominating dancefloors, trying out new recipes, trying out obnoxious phrases on Dodgers right-fielders, navigating international airport terminals, causing a stir at costume parties, geo-locating the best drip coffee, shredding tahoe slopes, and finding the most scenic spots to chill, goof off, and rejuvenate in NorCal and beyond.
- stomping and riding through wilderness in pursuit of vistas and endorphins
- getting sucked into SF side-alley detours and hole-in-the-wall gems
- geeking out on old SF maps and Victorian architecture
- hitting as many toddler birthday parties and barbecues as I can squeeze in every weekend (darn rug-rats are everywhere, exerting total control over my favorite adults)
- playing keyboards, sometimes with bands, sometimes with a DJ (usually to myself, thru headphones)
- building (or planning but never quite building) random ad hoc websites
- getting my heart rate up to 160
- seeking the most danceable beats, wittiest banter, and tastiest tacos
60s rock-n-roll, 70s funk, 80s metal, 90s jam, 00s funky breaks. I keep saying I'll never miss another Jazzfest, though lately I can name more UK breaks DJs than Nawlins funk bands. I like to boogie down, whoop it up, and get rowdy with good peeps to good beats. I'm a regular at HSMF, Nawlins Jazz Fest, Symbiosis, BMan - and while on the subject, I'm a f**king awesome festival partner.
::movies & tv::
Stewart/Colbert, quotable comedy (Arrested Development, Judd Adaptow, Zucker bros, Cohen bros, SNL), clever sci-fi (Charlie Kaufman, Terry Gilliam, JJ Abrams), social commentary/history (Ken Burns, David Simon), trashtastic sci-fi (GoT, True Blood)
::bevs & eats::
phil'z coffee, alembic mixology, mendo pinot, IPA in a growler, NY pizza, TX BBQ, bahn mi, sushi, thai, tacos, repeat
::books & rags::
TIME, EW, Wired, Kavalier & Clay, Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, The Selfish Gene
friends & family
trader joe's roasted seaweed snacks (sorry "caffeine" there's a new #6 in town)