I've been working as a voice actor for the last 15 years, and it is truly my dream job. While it doesn't define who I am, it is a big part of me because I love what i do so much. Also, as much as I hate to talk money, I should mention I'm doing pretty well, and have planned well for the future. Hopefully that explains, without over explaining, that I'm not a starving artist. ...yup, no non-cheesy way to say that.
I love to travel, and I'm WAY overdue for another adventure. I recently discovered an awesome hobby: I make short films, then travel to film festivals to support them. It's a great way to explore new places, meet new people and get shown around by locals. The last one took me to New York, Italy and The Bahamas.
I'm educated, been all around the world, and collected a ton of stories to share. I love camping, hiking, drinking, clubbing, (as in beating people, not going to clubs...unless it's to beat people) watching movies, singing, swimming, road trips, acting, writing, traveling, eclectic friends, eclectic music, watching all the local teams, (but real life activities always come first) snowboarding, weird people, bizarre humor, Scott Baio as "Charles" from "Charles in Charge", Cookie Jarvis, The San Francisco Bay Area, non-fiction reading, NPR & PBS, Kool but not the Gang, the island of Maui, blue toilet water, Will Ferrell, folks with good hearts.
The dislikes? Just a few: intolerant people, non-recyclers, MTV & all it's subsidiaries, belly button piercings, Puff Daddy or P. Diddy or whatever the hell he is now, people who call San Francisco "frisco", lengthy impeachment hearings, the Nabisco logo, auto-tune, being homesick, Bill Gates, The NBA, people who begin or end sentences with the letters "R" "S" or "P", English accents, violence, Ke$ha, small children who ski or speak French, Mr. Beans inane shenanigans, Jerry Springer, sports teams with inappropriate Native American mascots, hot dogs, P.P. Jones, coach class, "The Olsen Twins", those who don't understand that a turn signal is an instrument for indicating what you are GOING to do in the near future rather than what you are presently doing, spandex, and people with too many dislikes.
...not sure, never taken a poll.
Books: People's History of the US, Guns, Germs & Steel, moviemaker magazine, and Rolling Stone magazine.
I love television. Intellectuals always downplay its significance, but for all its negatives (and there are a ton) it has some pretty amazing qualities. Perhaps its just the way I watch it. I can see sporting events I could never see in person, I can keep up the news junkie in me, and I can be thankful that I will never accept an offer from someone to reveal bad news to me on a talk show.
Music: Right now I'm on an old soul kick. I love to research the original stuff sampled in Hip Hop. I can listen to anything within reason.
Food: My friends always say they're surprised I'm not 300 pounds because one of the best things about the bay area is the food. I eat out constantly. Number one attraction to a restaurant? Good wine.
The east bay park system.