In a nutshell:
I'm laidback, easygoing, independent, yet highly motivated and ambitious individual with a very sarcastic sense of humor. I moved to Chicago about 5 years ago and love exploring new parts of the city, going out to shows and generally just enjoying all the things Chicago has to offer.
Since the ripe old age of 14, I've always had a passion for moving images. I saved and saved for my first video camera and knew from then on I wanted a career behind the camera.
Some of my hobbies include photography, snowboarding and skateboarding. I also like getting down on a game of beach volleyball by the lake and have been getting more into kayaking as well since summer is finally here. I enjoy seeing live music, checking out oddball films at the Landmark or Gene Siskel film center, or seeing whats going on at the local comedy club always makes for a good time as well....
Finding the good in everything
I can make mean old-fashions and manhattan's
I read mostly non-fiction, I'm a self confessed nerd. A total news junky, I love reading about current events and what is going on in the world, and of course anything to do with the film industry.
My musical tastes are all over the place, from more eclectic folk stuff like Dylan and Neil young, mixed with some good classic indie rock like the Pixies, Pavement, or a little Built to Spill. I also like a dose of some good hip hop from the likes of Jurassic 5, Talib Kweli among others. I've been searching the local scene lately and have been really digging Martha Berner and The Hawthorne effect.
As far as movies go, I love stuff from Stanley Kubrick, Tarantino, The Coen Brothers. Anything shot by Haskel Wexler or Roger Deakens are a ok in my book as well. Oh and Living in Oblivion is one of my favorite movies ever...
I'm a sucker for serial dramas and feel HBO consistently puts out some the the best and smartest programming out, AMC has certainly stepped their game up as well. Deadwood, The Wire, Treme, Dexter, Sopranos, Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire and The Walking Dead are all among my favorites.
I've been a Vegetarian my whole life (Hippieish Parents) and love the goldmine of Veggie and Veggie friendly restaurants Chicago has to offer. I do enjoy cooking, and can cook up some mighty tasty stuff, however I enjoy eating out much much more so you will usually catch me rotating around the various veggie places in the city on any given night. Some favorites are Handlebar, Karyn's, and Mana food bar. I'm pretty sure if I ate meat, the Reuben would be my favorite sandwich ever! Oh ya, no I don't care if you eat meat whatsoever.
Your not married or in a committed relationship already.. (Seriously ladies what's up with this?)