By way of a short bio, I’ve been living in San Francisco for almost 20 years now, but grew up in the hinterlands of the Midwest, where most of my family still lives. I’m the middle of six kids (think dysfunctional Brady Bunch)…they’re an unruly, insane group but I love them anyway.
I’ve previously lived in Boston, Chicago, and Santa Fe, and spend a lot of time in NYC, but came to love SF for its balance of urban vitality and access to unparalleled natural beauty…trying to enjoy everything the bay area has to offer.
In my spare time, I love music (everything from bluegrass to opera), the theater, ballet, and I try to take in museums and galleries at every opportunity. Travel and exploration are in my DNA.
I'm always one to be drawn to simple pleasures: a good cup of coffee; the NYT crossword puzzle; the elusive lilac bush, walking aimlessly through the city; spending quality time with friends and family.
parallel parking in ridiculously tight spaces
rescuing my daughter's cat from its latest ill-fated adventure
talking authoritatively about stuff that I know absolutely nothing about
driving in reverse
amassing obscure and useless information
Some Favorite Movies: North by Northwest; Once; Chinatown; The Squid and the Whale, Raising Arizona; Lawrence or Arabia; Little Miss Sunshine; Sherman's March; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Casablanca; Sunset Boulevard; Singin in the Rain; Million Dollar Baby; any Pixar or Hayao Miyazaki movie
TV: Any well-made documentary, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Arrested Development, 30 Rock, Daily Show, Downton Abbey, Sopranos, Mythbusters, Modern Family
Music: (almost) everything, but some random favorites: Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Nirvana, Shostakovich, Johnny Cash, They Might be Giants, Sinatra, Nick Cave, Louis Prima
I'm a news junkie...so NPR, This American Life, Radio Lab, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Serial, TED Talks, Fresh Air
a perfectly dry martini
my road bike