I'm a city person, and especially a Boston person. I've given other cities a chance, I spent 8 years in D.C. Although I can be very happy in other cities Boston is where I most feel at home. Moving back here reunited me with the friends I have around here, but I’m always excited to meet new people here --- and hopefully start a relationship with somebody special.
I love food. Cooking, baking, eating, exploring. Whether it is cooking at home or going out, finding great things to eat is always a treat. One of the best parts about having returned to Boston are all the new restaurants and cocktail bars to check out. I’m also a skilled cook and baker. This winter has given me plenty of time to experiment with a new type of bread or other dish. My most recent project was home-made Mexican mole sauce over chicken.
Aside from creativity in the kitchen, I am also an occasional glassblower when life permits. Still a student, but I discovered that glass is my artistic medium of choice. I never thought I was particularly artistic, but it turns out I just needed to find the right (inconvenient) medium to work in.
Confession Time: I'm a geek. Like a real geek. I've been to sci-fi cons, played role-playing games, and am a dedicated (although not fanatical) Apple user. And I'm proud of being a geek. I think I hit most of the good parts of geeky-ness without straying into the anti-social stereotypes. Fit that wherever you will on the geek-dork-nerd hierarchy.
I love to travel, especially when I can do unique things while traveling. I've been to Burning Man, worked on an Archaeological dig, and blown glass in Venice.
What I'm not great at is these description things, but I think this will do for now.
I'm also emerging from the hibernation that most of the Boston area has fallen into. Enough of hiding away from the snow and cold! There are bars, restaurants, and concerts out there than need to be enjoyed. It may not yet be spring, but I think I can pretend.
And although I'm not great at it yet, I'm getting pretty good at Glassblowing. Seriously – if you like shiny objects and paperweights – I am your man.
Movies are probably the only thing that I have a consistent, immutable favorite. My favorite movie is The Fisher King. I just love that movie on so many levels. If you haven’t seen it, I’m always happy to watch it again. Other movies would include Clue, Hellboy, Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, all the Marvel movies, Moonrise Kingdom (which is giving The Fisher King a run for it's top spot).
TV shows: Archer, Doctor Who, Top Gear, Fringe, Leverage, White Collar, Avatar/Korra, Agents of Shield, Futurama. I no longer have cable, so streaming video gives me a wide variety of things to chose from - although I'm often behind by a season or two.
My music tastes wander all over the map. My two favorite artists are Tori Amos and Nine Inch Nails. I also like some gothy music and I've been tracking down electro-world music from as many different parts of the world as I can find.
Foods: Chocolate, cheese, garlic, Indian, Thai. And whatever I decide to experiment with cooking, when those experiments turn out
you want someone to try new restaurants or new recipes with you,
you love occasionally geeking out with books, shows, or board games,
you want to know someone who can recommend good but obscure beers,
you enjoy taking long walks through Cambridge and Somerville to explore the city and see what hidden gems we can find.