My life is busy and my responsibilities take a lot of my time. I am currently:
* Working full time at a college
* President of my union
* Activist for Social Justice
Here are somethings I'd love to do in the few remaining hours (I don't really need to sleep, right?):
* Go camping, hiking, rowing, biking, etc.
* See new art exhibitions / gallery walks
* Squeeze in an awesome show (music or theatre)
* Try that amazing new restaurant
* Go to a lecture on some interesting topic
Intellectual pursuits play a very large role in my life. I love thinking about life, reality, culture, and the general state of the universe. If we can talk about politics, economics, sociology, cognitive science, linguistics, etc. for hours, I will probably fall in love. TED Talks, Science On Tap, NPR, Scientific American, NY Times, and The Atlantic are some of my favorite sources of entertainment.
Being outdoors is amazing! I love hiking, camping, backpacking, etc. I've also been going on long boat camping trips for the last couple of years. Seeing the coastline by rowing past it in a old, wooden dory is amazing. Also, I would love to go bike touring.
Art is another important part of me. I love painting, drawing, and playing bass. I love listening to music, reading, cooking, going to museums & art galleries, playing games, going to the theater, or just watching a movie.
My friends and family are an incredibly important part of my life. I've known most of my friends for over a decade. I still have the childhood friends I grew up with. My family is filled with wonderful, caring, eclectic people. I really appreciate spending time with this wonderful mix of diverse, interesting, smart, funny, and amazing people.
Taking up totally indefensible philosophical positions and arguing them, cooking, driving and cheering people up.
If there is one word to describe him, it is consistent. He has been an awesome friend to me for going on 15 years now, something which I have not made easy. He is clean, well read, generally unpretentious, a good roommate, and awesome cook.
Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, Edvard Munch, Francisco Goya, Georges Seurat, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henry Fuseli, Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne, Paul Signac, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Salvadore Dali, Vincent van Gogh
Charles Dickens, Douglas Adams, Edgar Allen Poe, George Orwell, Isaac Asimov, J. R. R. Tolkien, James Clavell, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Steinbeck, Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Neil Gaiman, Roald Dahl, Robert Heinlein, Terry Brooks, Voltaire, William Shakespeare
A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, A Modest Proposal, A People's History of the United States, American Gods, Arabian Nights, Atomised, Being and Nothingness, Candide, Cat's Eye, Catcher in the Rye, Gulliver's Travels, Guns, Germs, and Steel, It Can't Happen Here, Les Miserables, Shogun, The Little Prince, The Plague, The Prince, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, To Kill a Mockingbird
Akira Kurosawa, Hayao Miyazaki, Guillermo del Toro, Quentin Tarantino, Shinichiro Watanabe, Stanley Kubrick, Terry Gilliam
A Clockwork Orange, Akira, Alien, Blade Runner, Children of Men, Clerks, Dark City, Dr. Strangelove, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Ghost In The Shell, Grave of the Fireflies, Grosse Pointe Blank, High Fidelity, Ikuru, Hotel Rwanda, Perfect Blue, Ran, Renaissance, Reservoir Dogs, SLC Punk!, The Devil's Backbone, The Royal Tenenbaums, Trainspotting
Cooking is one of my favorite forms of art and an important skill / value in my family. I began cooking at 8, became my aunt's (she's a professionally trained chef) prep chef at her catering company at 14, and I've never stopped cooking.
I had a weekly dinner party with friends for the last couple of years, and some of my dinners are legendary long after the fact. As a friend of mine says "he'll tell you it's going to be served at 8 PM and it's never done before ten, but it's always worth every moment of the wait."
Everything from Classical to Punk!
Notables include: Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, B.B. King, Lightin' Hopkins, Leadbelly, Quincy Jones, Charles Mingus, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Iggy Pop and the Stoogies, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Black Flag, Minor Threat, The Dead Kennedys, The Dead Milkmen, The Violent Femmes, The Pixies, The Replacements, Husker Du, Sonic Youth, Pavement, Superchunk, Nirvana, Mudhoney, The Screaming Trees, Goodness, Morphine, The Posies, Harvey Danger, Morphine, Fugazi, Neko Case, Wilco, The Dandy Warhols, Elliot Smith, Nada Surf, The Arcade Fire, The Flaming Lips, The Shins...
I'm an introvert who has become accustomed to being an extrovert.
I generally fall head over heals for the woman willing to make the first move. What can I say? I like confident people!
I'm just as comfortable with monogamy as I am with polyamory.
I like archaic words and sayings.
I am one of those obnoxious people that has decided that they no longer need a car. For the most part, I can get where ever I need to by bike or bus.
I'm definitely GGG.
I would like to think that I am pretty open and honest about my life.