Love love love love music, language, tall buildings, interesting cocktails, and elegant graphs.
Seized by the brash/optimistic notion that I'm more fun than this profile makes me sound.
Especially on the lookout for scruffy polyglot nerds with high emotional IQs. If you know any, please send them my way.
• using bullet points
• learning cello and discovering it's hard to teach an old dog new clefs
• playing with magnets
• studying too many languages at once to get any good at any of them
• pretending on the treadmill to be a robot sent back through time to save humanity's future
Mostly: good posture
Rarely: not a cyclops
In my daydreams: rugged forearms
(b) Hable con ella (Talk to Her), Lola rennt (Run Lola Run), Eternal Sunshine, 2001, Empire Strikes Back, Donnie Darko, 12 Monkeys, Bring It On, Grosse Pointe Blank, The Shining, I Accuse My Parents, Children Of Men, Terminator 2, Aliens, Ghostbusters. Generally speaking, anything with dystopiae, apocalypses, robots, spooks, musicians, or multilingual dialogue gets extra points. If anyone wants to hash out a screenplay combining all those elements at once, drop me a line.
(c) Veep, Early-to-mid 90s Simpsons, Childrens Hospital, 30 Rock, Portlandia, Sarah Silverman Program, Arrested Development, Daria, Project Runway, Broad City (obviously), The Americans
(d) Bach, Stravinsky (those two are my desert island composers), Mahler, Shostakovich, Brahms, Bartók, Prokofiev, Ligeti, Josquin, Mozart, Gesualdo, Crumb, Barber, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Schoenberg, Webern, Beck, Imogen Heap, Brian Eno, Damien Rice, early Tori Amos, Sufjan Stevens, Tool, Sigur Rós, Massive Attack, Iron & Wine, Radiohead, Ella & Etta. Here's a fun mashup* of my musical tastes.
Update: Wow, how was Beethoven not on this list? I'm definitely not too cool for Beethoven. I'm all about Eroica these days.
(e) Super foods, richly-pigmented vegetables, quinoa, Zinfandel, scotch & bourbon, very dark chocolate (>80%, please), broccoli, berries... nothing with a nervous system--I get enough of that at work.
* Courtesy of (now defunct) itunes signature maker.