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My self-summary
I like surrounding myself with people who like to think and converse, who have left the bassy club life behind (live music--awesome; clubs--done that) and want some deeper meaning, who care about the earth; I find friendship in L.A. challenging (stop looking over my shoulder, lol), I like museums and libraries, a pier to walk on, a vacation to look forward to, grungy dive bars to disappear in, a hike to breathe on, animals to make stupid voices to, family that hugs you, and art that's moving. Seriously, I'm not a car guy, I could care less; and while it's important, I'm not devoted to money especially after watching corporate greed almost take the country down. That said, let's go spend some. Oh yeah -- I can be a sarcastic motherfu**er but I'm working on that...
What I’m doing with my life
After spending soooo much time working on other peoples' movies, it's now my time to make 'em. I'm also doing the auto-didact thing, soaking in enlightening experiences and personages...
I’m really good at
having a take on all things artistic (mom's side); working out little engineering/math problems in my mind (dad's side); assessing my flaws (now, anyways); directions.
The first things people usually notice about me
My boyish looks. My confidence vs. height ratio, lol.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm irish/scottish which means, apparently, my tongue is ultra-sensitive to spicy, so no hot sauce for me. Italian, sushi, indian, greek, turkey burgers, my fave being a great steak dinner...I'm being generic here.

Books: I've been trying to get friends to read Jonathan Franzen for what feels like years now. The man is brilliant and dark. Magical realism of Marquez. Rilke poetry, though Carver makes me laugh. Philip Roth. Hesse. David foster wallace. Paluhniak. I do like a good legal thriller, but I find Turow better than Grisham. Biographies. JC Oates blows me away. And, believe it or not, I like Stephen King's book On Writing; I love knowing how writers think and approach material.

Movies: Know this, I went to film school, I'm a bit of a buff, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy Wedding Crashers. Mostly, I love anything good with complex themes, including horror films (The Shining, Body Snatchers). I like my romance movies creative and dysfunctional (Eternal Sunshine, 500 Days of Summer, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Last Tango in Paris), my dramas tragic (Ordinary People), my thrillers smart (Chinatown, All the Pres. Men), my sci-fi thought-provoking (Blade Runner, Inception, Children of Men), my action character-driven (Casino Royale, Hunt for Red October), my foreign provocative and dicey (Wim Wenders, Let the Right One In, Oldboy), Malick, Stone, Lynch, Kubrick, Coens, Nichols. I could go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on. But I won't. And I thought "Drive" was the best directed movie in a long time; maybe that's why he won at Cannes.

Music: Anything soulful (Van Morrison), anthemic (Sigur Ros), driving (NIN, Florence + Machine, Depeche), classic (Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Saturday Night Fever), Sibelius, Ray LaMontagne, Lush, Bad Manners, Lana Del Rey, Chvrches, New Division, MGMT, Metric, Shiny Toy Guns, Arcade Fire, Johnny Cash, She Wants Revenge, Coltrane, Davis, many genres really; ok again, I could go on forever...
Six things I could never do without
iPod Nano, Netflix, my imagination, friendship, punctuation/syntax, Trader Joes, informed opinions. (Haha, I did seven, whatcha gonna do about it, Cupid?)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why do LA people look sideways at you when you say you love it when it rains? Does every day have to be sunny? I grew up here and the sun gets plenty of time... also, how insignificant we are compared to the Faulkner wrote sentences like that...why can't I just get over it already...that I need to talk to my nieces more often...will I be making that movie infinitum.
On a typical Friday night I am
meeting for drinks or walking to House of Blues, maybe watching House of Cards or True Detective or a B&W movie on Netflix, turning everything off but a light and reading with a cup of coffee.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
(1) Why does my hair look absurd when home alone? (3) -- I just deleted #2 but onward: I watch Ken Burns' The Civil War once a year; it may be my favorite film; (4) I worked on The Notebook; please do not weep over this in my presence.
You should message me if
you want to influence another person with your tastes and concerns, want to be influenced by another's tastes and concerns, aren't looking to be completed but would totally jive on finding a Yang to your Yin. And yes, I'm aware that Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, but have a serious side having to do with Worldly concerns (cuz constant self-absorption and hedonism is really, really fucked up). Also, people: Work hard...but stop "playing" hard -- it's supposed to be fun, after all.
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