I am a big time music lover. I collect records and have a very eclectic taste. I love old school r&b, new school hip hop, 90s Rock, and jazz (especially stuff out of New Orleans) and I live and die by the Roots and Hall and Oates.
Mostly I like to keep things fresh. I am interested in a lot of different things and don't like to get stuck in one niche. I love to eat good food, listen to live music and have some culture in the mix too. I can party with the best of them, but more often than not I am into a laid back vibe.
My ideal job would be working at a Regional Theater running new play development and helping new writers get their work done.
I would also one day love to own a used sheet music and record store (strange desire I know).
My parents (and step parents) all worked in the crossword puzzle industry (yes...it is indeed an industry, lol) so I have a way with words and people generally find my brain churning away to make some sort of pun out of a sign or something.
Also, I am pretty energized. My motor is always going and I am pretty willing to go on any sort of adventure.
Movies: White Men Can't Jump, Diner, Watchmen, Kung-Fu Panda, My Cousin Vinny, He Got Game, Do The Right Thing, F for Fake, In Bruges, Brazil, Ghost Dog.
TV: The Wire, Treme, Fringe, Lost, Six Feet Under, Daily Show, Jeopardy (yeah...what?), Fresh Prince of Bel Aire.
Music: Tom Waits, Paul Simon, The Roots, Gil Scott-Heron, Louis Prima, Laura Nyro, Cee-Lo, Michael Kiwanuka, John Legend, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Rebirth Brass Band.
Plays/Musicals (don't judge me I'm a theater guy): Anything by Sondheim, Mamet, Stoppard or William Finn. Topdog Underdog, Rock N Roll, Pillow Man, Cloud 9, Dutchman, Funnyhouse of a Negro, Superior Donuts, The Homecoming, Endgame.
Food: Cheese steaks, hoagies, sushi, pad thai, Bugles, mushrooms, softshell crab, fried clams, wings.
2) the New York Times crossword
5) Good company
I also think about stories a lot. I am a sort of story teller for a living, so I am almost constantly thinking about the stories that are happening to me and other people and the ironies or humor involved.
I also hope to end most Friday nights with some astoundingly random food choice.