I laugh loudly, and laugh often.
I may be smaller in stature, but I am large on adventure. Hence, I'll eat, revel in and ravage whatever experience is placed in front of me. Unless it's a bungee cord. Or a duel, I guess.
My most recent (kept) New Year's resolution was to learn a nautical knot a month, and it's proven useful for someone who doesn't own a boat.
I have an illogical fear of the planet Jupiter. Jack Handey said it should be considered an "enemy planet," and I tend to agree.
Professionally, I'm a creative hired gun.
Personally, I tend to do what I like to do. I bicycle. I camp. I fly away. I invariably return. I pet my cat.
I went to culinary school. So I also like to cook things. Many things. Sometimes I cure things. Meat things.
I was raised on everything from Mozart to Goodman, Fitzgerald to Morrison.
Lee's and the Horseshoe are my favourite venues in the city, but I've been known to fly to Barcelona for a weekend for attend Primavera Sound, Austin to check out SXSW and to Prague to see the opera house where Don Giovanni premiered.
If you like music, and it isn't solely EDM or top 40, we're probably good.
And yes, reading.
Hemingway, Saramago, Marquez, Nabokov, Kundera, Faulkner, Henry Miller, Hunter Thompson. Keats and Byron for poetry, Alain de Botton for perspective, Sedaris for humour.
Film: Hitchcock, Welles, Wilder, the Coen Brothers, Howard Hawks, Wes Anderson. I could watch Amelie and Ferris Bueller's Day Off forever.
Oh, and you get bonus points if you appreciate the special genius that is Jurassic Park. And if you think that Egon really shone in Ghostbusters II.
2. My passport
3. Steak. Rare.
4. My British Shorthair cat, Curio
5. That sound cicadas make in the summertime.
I could say things like "family and friends," but I suspect that goes without saying.
And when I'll finally get around to writing that kid's book.