I'm not someone who takes life too seriously, and love finding absurdity in it. What's life if you can't make fun of it?
I enjoy being outdoors doing activities like multi-day backpacking, kayaking, cycling around town, and sometimes just sitting on the porch to take in some glorious overcast weather.
I'm an avid traveller and have spent the better part of the last three years being fully nomadic. Now I'm back in Portland and looking forward to the next adventure.
In my spare time I do awesome mad science. Sometimes this means snack science (the best kind of science). I have a lot of ongoing projects that I spend my spare time on.
I'm a continual learner, and love to try new things. Lately I've been into writing and building bicycles.
Sharing stories and having fun with friends.
Beat and post-beat poetry, hard and satirical science fiction, Mark Twain, Murakami, historical fiction
Coen Brothers, Tarantino, Kubrick, Lynch, Hitchcock, Guy Ritchie, Danny Boyle, Kevin Smith, Miyazaki
Adventure Time, BSG, Boston Legal, Breaking Bad, Cosmos, Cowboy Bebop, The Daily Show, Firefly, Futurama, Good Eats, Kids in the Hall, Mythbusters, Bullshit, Regenesis, Strangers with Candy, Top Gear, Twin Peaks
Food: My overall rule is that I don't eat bad food. I enjoy cooking at home. I'm especially fond of my giant cast-iron wok and grill, and as such have given them names.
Atari Teenage Riot, Badly Drawn Boy, Crystal Method, Dandy Warhols, Garbage, Groove Armada, Harvey Danger, Iron & Wine, Jack Off Jill, Yoko Kanno, Orbital, Cake, Filter, Johnny Cash, Kosheen, Morcheeba, Parov Stelar, Paul and Storm, Rage Against The Machine, Supreme Beings of Leisure, Thievery Corporation, Violent Femmes, Jason Webley
4) A well timed distraction
5) Time out of my comfort zone
6) Continual learning
Every once in a while I duck out early in the evening to drive elsewhere and meet up with old friends for video games and shenanigans. I used to play a lot more video games than I do now, but when I find time this is fun, especially with friends.
On the odd weekend I love to do garage science. I've made a crucible out of microwave oven and used it to cast ingots and make rings, making an electrophoresis box and doing gel runs on my DNA, and constructed a sous vide cooking apparatus for scrumptious grillables.
I love spending time in the kitchen, and often use blocks of free time like that to try new things. Pickling, canning, jerky making, and shrubs have been recent efforts.
During cold rainy Oregon winters I love curling up next to the fireplace and reading a book.
I was up until 2:15AM writing this crappy bio. I paid my taxes this year. I am batman.