SkinnyChef85
30 San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
After growing up in Florida, I moved to SF last summer to go to culinary school here. I immediately loved the people and the environment here, and I now consider this place home.

I like going out with a group and meeting new people, but I also enjoy staying in with friends and cooking and hanging out. When I'm alone I play guitar, read or surf the web. When I'm with friends I go dancing or check out concerts, play games (either video games or otherwise), cook and talk about life.

I love learning about almost anything, and I like talking to people who are excited by knowing and understanding things. I am a nerd, but not a geek. I try to see the best in everyone and take people for who they are.
What I’m doing with my life
Working as a cook at the Taj Campton Place in downtown SF. I'm having fun making world-class food and learning the ropes in a Michelin-star kitchen.

I'm a long time amateur guitar player; trying to get more serious and thinking about taking lessons. I can play solid rhythm and I even sing, and I'm always looking for people to jam with.

I go to a yoga class once a week. I've never done anything like it, and now I miss it if I don't go.

I'm also getting to know the bay area, making new friends and loving life in my new home!
I’m really good at
Procrastinating.... I'll finish this section later.

OK, seriously, I can cook almost any dish I've ever seen, and I can make a meal out of almost anything I have lying around. I love when people tell me what foods they love so that I can learn how to make them the way they like.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am tall (6'3"), and I smile and sing a lot.

I tend to be serious at first, but people are soon surprised by how funny I can be. Soon they realize I don't take anything seriously.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Catch 22, American Gods, Guns Germs and Steel, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, LoTR, Pillars of the Earth, The Gunslinger

Movies - The Big Lebowski, American Beauty, Sita Sings the Blues, Terminator 2

Shows - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Parks and Recreation, Deadwood, Doctor Who, Mythbusters, Flight of the Conchords

Music - Black Keys, Radiohead, Jack White, Pearl Jam, Zeppelin, Floyd, Hendrix, RHCP, Daft Punk, Sublime, Infected Mushroom, The Seatbelts

Food - Sushi, Thai, anything with pork belly and any really good soup

Games - Braid, Portal, Red Dead Redemption, Final Fantasy X, Munchkin (card game)
The six things I could never do without
Off the top of my head in no particular order...

Guitar - my mojo
The Internet - my external brain
My Family - my support system
Good Food - cooking, eating, thinking about
Karaoke - my inner primadonna
Dancing - gotta move!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
People's brains and how they work
The human condition and the future of global society
The multiverse and string theory

and, of course

How cool would it be if I could fly!!!
On a typical Friday night I am
Going out to a bar or club and seeing a live band or dancing like an idiot.

If I want to keep it quiet, I'll cook dinner and watch a movie or play a game.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I cried at the end of Terminator 2.
You should message me if
You want to eat a good meal or have a good conversation, or hopefully both.
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