I am currently on a quest to metamorphize into an adult. Flossing every day and understanding my credit score, Roth IRA, that sort of thing. I'll be honest, it's a work in progress.
I love cooking and I am mastering the art of the roast chicken.
I adore craft food and cocktails. I have worked as a coffee roaster, bartender and barista for most of my adult life.
I love coffee with a fiery passion.
I spend a bit of time writing, mostly stories about mid-westerners almost touching and then deciding not to.
A well made Manhattan is enough to send me into fits of rapture.
Last winter I spent a lovely two months in Krakow, Poland. It made me feel like a vampire.
I'm also a bartender at an Austrian restaurant. Which provides me with a great opportunity to be pretentious about cocktails.
MOVIES: Lawrence of Arabia, Teen Wolf, Real Genius, Roshamon, Brick, The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, True Grit, The Searchers, The Thin Man, Anchorman, Miller's Crossing, Annie Hall, Princess Mononoke, Star Wars.
TV: The West Wing, Newsradio, The Wire, Treme, Deadwood, Star Trek, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, New Girl, Northern Exposure, Aeon Flux, Louie.
MUSIC: Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Randy Newman, Mose Allison. The Tuneyards, The Devil Makes Three, The Beastie Boys, John Coltrane, Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton, Mason Jennings, Patsy Cline, Arcade Fire, Catch 22, Etta James, Sam Cooke, Andrew Bird.
FOOD: Tacos, Dim Sum, Pho, Good Burgers and hand cut Fries, Coney Dogs, Pecan Pie, Hot Wings, Menudo, Sushi, Bigos, Pirogi, Borscht, Steamed Brocolli, My mother's casserole.
I'm pretty enamored with my pet chickens right now
Am I allowed to wear cut off jean shorts, or do they just make me look like I was raised by pirates?(Answer: I am and they do)
Am I a Platonist or an Aristotelian?
Or reading, I'm probably reading