39 Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
Lover of Oakland, food, nature, music, film and comedy.
What I’m doing with my life
Chef and restaurant consultant.
I’m really good at
glazing over online questionnaires
The first things people usually notice about me
My baby blues...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: Daniel Woodrell, Elmore Leonard, George Saunders, Flannery O'Connor, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, James Crumley, Samuel Beckett. Very into regional and city histories, anything from Kevin Starr to David Simon to Beth Bagwell.

Urban studies, city planning (in the vein of Jane Jacobs), revisionist history/ peoples' history (a la Howard Zinn). Currently reading a history of the CIA by Tim Weiner and it's outstanding.

MOVIES: Pulp Fiction, Drive, Rushmore, City of God, Dr. Strangeglove, Ghostbusters, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, all the Dirty Harry movies, Zodiac, Kill Bill (1&2), Midnight Run, James Bond (minus most of the Brosnan years), Bring it On, Mean Girls, Full Metal Jacket, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

TV: Deadwood, Justified, The Wire, Mr. Show, Twin Peaks, The Office (UK), Peep Show, Arrested Development, Louie, Six Feet Under, Larry Sanders

TUNES: QOTSA, Spoon, Tom Waits, Howlin' Wolf, The Replacements, Pixies, Frank Black, Beck, Jenny Lewis, Zeppelin, Nada Surf, Sam Cooke, Aimee Mann, Elvis Costello, Hank Snow, George Jones, CASH, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Elliott Smith, Nas, Lucinda Williams, Radiohead, Outkast, Albert King, Lil B the Based God, Evan Johns & the H-Bombs, Marc Ribot

FOOD: Italian Food, English Food, Sushi, Szechuan, Mexican
The six things I could never do without
Almonds and five other things.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Food, words, cats, girls
On a typical Friday night I am
working :(
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Joanna Newsom's "On an Good Day" brings me to tears almost every time.
You should message me if
You're down for a hike, a drink, a meal, or have a favorite bar or restaurant you want to show me.