A clumsy guy who spills things, especially coffee, on everything. So much in fact, my family has a nickname for me.
A loyal dude who will drop what he's doing in a heartbeat to help or to listen to his friends and family - notwithstanding time of day.
I used to be that kid whose friends poked fun of for carrying reference books all the time and boring them to death with useless information. OK, I'm still kinda that kid.
I have visited several states and lived in four, Georgia, Alabama, Pennsylvania and, the darling of them all, Massachusetts.
Journalists: David Brooks, Malcolm Gladwell, David Carr, Starlee Kine, Ira Glass, Sebastian Smee, Susan Stamberg, Ian Parker, Ryan Lizza....
Radio: I have an unusual obsession with public radio. It's the ambiance to my life. I just can't get enough of it. This American Life, Fresh Air, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me!, On The Media, RadioLab, Planet Money and Morning Edition.
Movies: There Will Be Blood, My Own Private Idaho, Shutter Island, Inception, My Left Foot, The Tree of Life, What's Eating Gilbert Grape...This list could go on, but if I had to pick one, East of Eden would prolly be my favorite. I'm killer at picking Oscar winners, too, before the big night every year: last year, I got 20 out of 24 right.
The Office, do you like beets? Glee, True Blood, Friday Night Lights, Public Broadcasting Stations, Shameless, Arrested Development, The Real World, Flipping Out, Grimm, Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, The West Wing and Masterpiece Theater.
Music is a constant in my life, not saying I play an instrument or sing a tune - just can't stop listening to it. Staples that never get old: Lauryn Hill, Nina Simone, Holiday, Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Sara Vaughan, Cold War Kids, Radiohead, James Blake, Arctic Monkeys, James Taylor/Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Amy Winehouse, Andrew Bird and Adele.
3. Public Radio