I’ve called Chicago home for the past five years and really enjoy exploring and living in the city. After growing up in Nebraska and living on the East Coast twice, I feel Chicago has a good balance between East Coast city and Midwestern town.
Always up for new adventures; I’ve driven across the country from one coast to the other, lived a week in the Black Rock Desert, meditated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and have crossed the George Washington Bridge more times than I can remember.
I’ve never been interested in American sports, but I have become a semi-recent fan of EPL Soccer—Liverpool in particular—and enjoy meeting friends at the pub on the weekends to watch a good match.
Otherwise: working out daily, refurnishing my apt, spending time with friends, making travel plans, and enjoying life.
But I love anything from Bon Iver to Bowie; Johnny Cash to the Cure; Fleet Foxes to Fleetwood Mac; Magnetic Fields to My Bloody Valentine; Spiritualized to St. Vincent; TVotR to XITSJ; The 6ths, The Books, Thee Silver Mt. Zion, and almost anything ‘80s.
Print: Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, 100 Years of Solitude, Tropic of Cancer, 1984, Time Traveler’s Wife, Story of B, Beyond Civilization, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
Film: The Last Word, Limitless, Gattaca, THX 1138, Blade Runner, Brick, Inception, Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, City of Lost Children, Amelie, Pursuit of Happiness, Definitely Maybe, Beyond the Black Rainbow, Eternal Sunshine, Drive, 28 Days Later, A Haunting in Connecticut, Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead, Novocaine,... I’m also a bit of a sucker for a good romantic comedy.
Television: TED Talks, Mad Men, True Blood, Dexter, Teen Wolf, Fringe, Flight of the Conchords.
Eats: I was vegan/vegetarian for years, but I’ve adapted to a more inclusive diet. I generally stick to cooking simple and healthy pescetarian-style meals when I’m at home. When going out, I’m always in the mood for sushi, tapas, fusion, Indian, Mexican, French, Thai... and yes, chorizo-stuffed dates wrapped in bacon are indeed amazing!
7. And orange juice – I really love orange juice.