Originally from the northeast and grew up there (brr) -- I moved to San Francisco in 1998. I do software stuff.
I'm easy-going, fun to be around, goofy, and playful.
And- self-aware, sincere, intelligent, and unselfish. Conversational and introspective and a good listener. Sometimes I'm sarcastic and can sling a little too much alleged witty banter, but I've gotten better at not overdoing it. ;-) I'm thoughtful, kind, generous and chivalrous. I love getting to know people and learning what makes them tick. No matter who it is. Everyone has something interesting about them.
I love to hike, walk, work out, bike a little, urban hike, hit the beach, the park, sunbathe, frisbee, whatever -- to just get outdoors and keep moving..
Sometimes I get a song stuck in my head for days at a time. This week? You sexy thing by hot chocolate.
Yes I love to travel, but I sure don't seem to do it as much as most (all?) people on this site do - Y'all make Rick Steves seem like a recluse. I did live in Belize for 6 months last year, though.
I'm the curious type who's always wanting to learn knew things, and I read voraciously. Making dinner with friends always seems to turn out to be the best way to spend a night. But of course I also love heading out for drinks/dinner, shows (comedy, music, anything..), mischievousness, etc.
I believe in miracles.
Where you from?
taking care of friends and family
making guacamole (and spinach artichoke dip--world class)
walking off in any direction and finding new things
making you laugh
making fun of myself
no not really
garlic and onions, cheese, hot sauce, avocados, cheese, olives, pickled herring (you don't know what you're missing), kimchi, bok choi, and also cheese.
i seem to be reading more non-fiction these days. and i have a weakness for murder mysteries.
Singing in the rain, Dick Van Dyke, Donald O'Connor, Danny Kaye, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, Abbott and Costello, Martin and Lewis, anything 40s, 50s, 60s.. any of that stuff..bring it..
Louis C.K., house of cards, sherlock, orange is the new black, mad men, breaking bad, British comedy and murder mystery shows, flight of the conchords, rushmore, the lives of others, office space, magnolia, phillip seymour hoffman, john malkovich, simon pegg, foreign/indie films mostly, Hanif Kureishi, Nicholson Baker, David Sedaris, Chuck Klosterman, Barry Eisler, Dan Ariely, Richard Dawkins, Bill Bryson, Christopher Hitchens, James Altucher, Harlan Coben (can't resist), Calvin & Hobbes, Far Side, Diebenkorn, Rothko, Stella Im Hultberg, outsider art
i like tons of different music. pixies replacements brian jonestown massacre grandaddy yo la tengo billie holiday nina simone beatles stones who jimi janis.
some things on my most played list in itunes right now:
Queen Bitch, David Bowie
Breathe In (Ramble On Remix), Frou Frou
Temptation, New Order
All 'Cause Of You, The 88
Spill The Wine, Eric Burdon & War
All The Single Ladies, Pomplamoose (cover, youtube it)
Ultra Violet (Light My Way), U2
99 Problems, Jay Z
I Feel It All, Feist
Can't Truss It, Public Enemy
Kid's Allright, Bettie Serveert
Body Movin', Beastie Boys
The Safety Dance (Extended Remix), Men Without Hats
Come On Eileen, Dexys Midnight Runners
Step On, Happy Mondays
I'm Free, Soup Dragons
Ana Ng, They Might Be Giants
Such Great Heights, Postal Service
Sitting Still, R.E.M.
Back On Line, INXS (one of their most under-appreciated tunes)
Fade Into You, Mazzy Star
Push th' Little Daisies, Ween
Symphony No. 3, Gorecki
Frame, Eric's Trip
Come Home, James
Shameful Dread, Built To Spill
I Am A Tree, Guided By Voices
The Spirit of Radio, Rush
He Can Only Hold Her, Amy Winehouse
Don't Let's Start, They Might Be Giants
Untitled 1, Sigur Ros
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone, Sleater-Kinney
Every Dog Has Its Day, Flogging Molly
Maidrin Rua/Tell Me Ma, The Tossers
The Power, Snap! (kickin' it old school..)
Kimberly, Patti Smith (greatest love song ever?)
Oh Lord, Brian Jonestown Massacre
He's My Star, Poster Children
Birdhouse In Your Soul, They Might Be Giants
Latest Monkey, Buffalo Tom
Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183, Mozart
Green Grass of Tunnel, Mum
I Love California, Be Calm Honcho
I'll go see any cello recital, at the drop of a hat.
beer and cheese pairings
hot sauce again
Haagen Dazs Vanilla Swiss Almond ice cream
coffee or tea
beer and wine
garlic and onions again
toothpaste and mouthwash hehe
When did pizza places stop *ladling* sauce on the pizzas, and start brushing or spraying it on? Like, almost as an afterthought? wtf?? Did they ask Tinkerbell to sneeze a teensy bit of sauce onto the crust? If I wanted an order of cheesy bread shaped like a pizza, I would have placed an order for cheesy bread shaped like a pizza. Now please go and put some damn marinara sauce on that damn pizza pie, sir! Before I call 911 already..
Why is Shia Labeouf famous?
When did the word 'gift' become a goddamn verb?!?
Hey this ranting thing is fun!
Also: I wonder if there is an okcupid question about one or two spaces after a period. Because let me tell you, I have a very specific stance on this issue.
No, not really.
Apparently, I am completely incapable of competently folding a fitted sheet.
noddin' my head like yeah, movin' my hips like yeah...
you want to say hello.
you can teach me yoga.
sometimes you just have to make macaroni and cheese.
you like this: https://vimeo.com/35681061 (esp. 01:33 - 02:43)
Or just click like if you sometimes write sentences that don't end like you think they octopus.