I grew up in Pennsylvania.
I came to New York to study theatre.
I'm NOT going to say that I'm well-traveled (both in distance and experience), that I'm charming, witty, charismatic, a thinker, have a nice speaking/singing voice, I'm athletic, that I have pretty good moves (for a white boy), I am creative, have an natural exuberance, care about my fellow human beings...
I'll let you decide what you think if we get a chance to know one another.
I've been working in the food/wine/cocktail business for several years.
Trying to make the lives of those around me better is very important.
William Skakespeare, chicken vindaloo, Ali Farka Toure, Alex Wagner, Frommer's travel books, Christopher Hitchens, Cesaria Evora, R.L. Burnside. Singapore chow mei fun (with hot oil), Les Miserables, M83, David Sedaris, cheez-its, Charles Frazier, Elbow, cucumbers, Junior Kimbrough, Paul Theroux, coffee, giant burritos from Calafornia-style Taquerias, Jesus Christ Superstar, Lonely planet travel guide, Oracular Spectacular, trois fondue (cheese, chocolate, meat), The Rocky Road to Dublin, spicy yellowtail, Wes Anderson, Sarah Vowel, Nat Geo, bananas, Arcade Fire, Nick Drake, steamed broccoli, Leonard Cohen, full-bodied reds, Jane's Addiction, MSNBC, sweet Italian sausage and carmelized onions on pizza, The Black Keys, golden delicious apples, Espn, Murakami, Wilco, gala apples, Almodovar, Edith Piaf, baby carrots, Devendra Banhart, popovers, The history channel, Anne Briggs radio on pandora, ceviche, Bob Dylan, seasoned crispy french fries (with sriracha and mayo), Coen Brothers, camembert, fresh-pressed juices, James Joyce, brussels sprouts with bacon, PBS, charcuterie, Allen Ginsburg, Howard Zinn, The Soul Stirrers, creamed spinach with truffle oil, Stewart/Colbert, carrot cake, The Beatles, Korean BBQ, documentaries, Ramen with pork belly, bourbon, Pandora, Pho, Laura Marling.
Music and exercise are the next tier down.
...and of course family and friends.
I know, that's more like 10.
Here are six things I could do without:
Costume glasses and facial hair from antiquity (for theatrical characters, it's permissible)
The abundance of winged creatures or pedestrian script in the form of tattoos.
Stopping in the middle of the sidewalk to address a text message.
Rapping aloud in an elevator.
Divas (both genders equally).
How I can contribute to world.
Trying to unlock the mysteries of the human condition.