AHEM. "Hi guys." I'm Chris. Nice to Internet-meet you. I run a tutoring company and write for local papers and major websites. One of the Wahlberg brothers once called me an "earthy, crunchy intellectual," which is two-thirds right.
Once upon a time, I went to Columbia—then I moved back to Seattle, played professional poker for a while, started my own business, and am still happily self-employed and living the dream on the Hill.
In my free time, I create. People are meant to kick it with each other, and working with interesting people is the best way for me to get to know them and myself.
I'm into reading, writing, talking, listening, working out, taking trips, going outside, lounging on the roof, and playing music with my peeps. I like books, movies, the NFL, the NBA, and other types of high culture.
If I were a gay man, I'd be an otter. I think?
Going on satellite radio.
Writing for major websites and local papers.
Tweeting at celebrities and getting replies.
Thinking about happy hunter-gatherers chillin' around the fire pit and trying to recreate that in my own life as much as possible.
Going offbeat places to write bizarre stories.
Traveling and seeing how people live differently and the same.
Making new friends.
Empowering other people to do all of the above.
The piano. Writing. Jokes. Games. Crossword puzzles.
Analyzing books, movies, TV shows, albums, etc.
The Big Lebowski, The Big Short, The Act of Killing, There Will Be Blood, No Country for Old Men, Sunset Boulevard, Ghostbusters, Mad Max, Ex Machina, Pulp Fiction, Gone Girl, Do the Right Thing, Nightcrawler, anything that makes me laugh
The Wire, The Sopranos, Veep, Arrested Development, the OJ Shows, Broad City, Show Me a Hero, Louie, Better Call Saul, Chappelle's Show, Monty Python, British comedy, Comedy Central roasts, anything that doesn't take itself too seriously
Beethoven, Brahms, Sibelius, Bill Evans, Kanye, Kendrick, Chance, and anything else I can bump in the car
Thai, Indian, Cheeseburgers, Pizza, dark beers, light wines, medium scotches, anything I haven't had before
Multiple communities of old and new friends.
People who like me enough to make me better, and the confidence I need to make changes.
An upward career trajectory.
A platform for creative expression.
New culture and people, to enjoy and learn from.
Getting better at things.
Travel plans and travel buddies.
More things than six to never do without.
Next travel plans: Eastern-er Europe, Cuba and Central America, China, the South.
My next creative project. I'm always open to new ideas and receptive to honest feedback.