I'm an urban planning and public transportation enthusiast, and I'm glad that DC gives me an opportunity to enjoy both. I have a clunky bike that I ride places sometimes, other times I use a clunky bikeshare bike.
Claim to fame: You can hear my voice for about three seconds on an episode of This American Life that was about my brother.
I won a charity poker tournament when I was in college and I got a big foam check. And a real check, but isn't getting a giant one more exciting?
Outside of work, I like to cook, try out new restaurants/bars, go to restaurants/bars I already know are great (local favorites for dinner include Big Bear Cafe, DCity Smokehouse, and if i'm in the mood for something fancy, Red Hen), read, and banter.
I'm a good fifteen years behind schedule, but I'm taking driving lessons now & hope to have my license by the end of September. So if you want to relive the sensation of driving with a teenager, albeit one with a blessedly moderated sense of invincibility, I'm your man.
Movies: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (extended edition!), The Big Lebowski, The Lives of Others, the Planet Earth series, pretty much anything but romantic comedies.
Books: The Power Broker, Europe Central, Consider the Lobster, V., Nixonland, Neuromancer, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy & sequels.
Music: Project Pat, J.S. Bach, and most things in between.
2. C-SPAN (seriously the best set of channels on television)
3. My family
4. Books in hardcover
5. the Internet
6. After-dinner drinks