I'm a cheesemonger, food writer, former actor/singer, cooking-obsessed food/wine/whiskey freak, baseball-loving, bike-riding, frequently foul-mouthed night owl (though not in the party animal sense). I recently moved to Brooklyn after living in Astoria for almost four years, but I hail from San Francisco, although I'm originally from Seattle, and have also managed to live in Chicago, Glasgow, and Salt Lake City. I haven't been everywhere, but it would seem I'm doing my best to change that.
Books: I'm into all sorts of stuff all over the place. Cultural history, journalism, and gonzo journalism are my soft spot. Douglas Adams and Roald Dahl are indisputably the most sensible people ever, and I'm also a big fan of Arthurian/Tolkien/Steinbeck lit, and magical realism...aw fuck it, I just like books.
Movies: anything with Peter O'Toole, epic war/space movies, depressing documentaries, silly animation, Monty Python/Mel Brooks.
Music: musical theatre, Wagner, Bernstein, anything with a mean banjo, Pete Seeger, ethnic punk bands, Ben Folds, old blues and jazz and bluegrass, 90's rap/hip-hop, Kendrick Lamar, Tom Lehrer, Talking Heads, and a healthy dose of loud rock, though my favorite album of all time is Graceland.
TV: Arrested Development and Lost FTW, RuPaul's Drag Race, No Reservations, Archer, Bob's Burgers, 30 Rock, ST: TNG., Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt, Broad City, OITNB, Agents of Shield, Rick and Morty, The Crown.
2. Long-term memory.
3. A well stocked kitchen and pantry. Cooking is chaotic meditation.
5. Physical Contact. I'm very tactile.
6. A bike. My primary form of transportation, and I spoil them silly! My current one is a 2004 Colnago Dream Lux named Torpedo. Biking is also chaotic meditation.
7. The outdoors, followed by good beer.
8. Singing I'M SO SORRY I WROTE SO MANY.