I love this city. It's a realization I didn't come to easily. But there's something that inspires me about the crash of cultures that compose it.
I grew up in the South Pacific. (Seriously.) I moved to LA for college and ditched town as soon as I graduated to live in Scotland. Since I was an English major, there was something far-too-tempting about visiting the haunts of my favorite writers.
After I got my master's in public policy, I moved to DC, which showed me that I'm more of a West Coast personality at heart. I like things that are arty and quirky more than serious and important.
I also keep busy by learning how to code and dreaming big about releasing my own killer app. And by helping to produce stories for the show Mortified.
Supposedly, early male-pattern baldness is a sign of high testosterone. *ahem*
Shows: I rarely watch TV. South Park is the only series I follow regularly. But I am a podcast fiend. (Those count as "shows" right?) I love This American Life, Radiolab, Reply All, Theory of Everything, Freakonomics, 99% Invisible, and Mortified (a little biased on the last one).
According to my iTunes play count, my favorite artists are The Magnetic Fields, Sufjan Stevens, The Hidden Cameras, Interpol and Arcade Fire. I also love Freelance Whales, Fun., Beirut, Interpol, Of Monsters and Men, Iron & Wine, Suburban Kids with Biblical Names, Fleet Foxes, Jens Lekman and Clem Snide. Basically, if you're a melancholy boy with a guitar and a good metaphor, I probably listen to you. I also like early Radiohead but that probably goes without saying. And I will always have a soft spot for Alanis, Tori, and Liz Phair. I like trashy pop when I'm drunk and dancing, but I rarely listen to it on my own.
I love Thai food. But, honestly - I know this makes me so unhip - I could eat pasta and pizza for days and days and days.
I also love coffee. Freshly-roasted, freshly-ground, french-press coffee -- that's my jam.
and hot sex,
I'm a happy camper.
In twenty years, will we live in a techno-utopia or a post-industrial stone age?
I have lots of great friends, and I'm always open to more. I'm not really looking for hook-ups. (Not that I'm opposed, but I have another app for that.)
I'm mostly here to date and see where it goes. We can keep it open-ended.