I've been bitten by the Wanderlust bug, and I've no intention of finding a cure for it.
I dabble in photography, but Travel Photography is what I love most. I have a website, but it's constantly under construction, very much like myself, I suppose:
Born and raised in Wicker Park; currently living practically right outside Wrigley Field. Chicago takes up a huge chunk of my heart.
I'm a goofball, but intelligent. I'm observant, measurely opinionated. A contrarian at times; a devil's advocate more often than not. I'm fair with arguments, and avoid shouting whenever possible (but I am Latin, so it's in my blood). I'm an Anglophile and a Francophile. In my head I'm also a member of Mensa. I'm random, generous, sarcastic and pretty damn charming. Parents love me. I'm independent, but also aware that no man is an island.
I constantly strive to have the temperament, kindness and pride that my father has always exemplified. He's my hero. My mother and my sister are my heroines.
I'm also left-handed, I've never worn braces, and I wear contact lenses and boxer briefs. (I did say I was random...)
Also, I'm a server at a fine dining restaurant downtown Chicago. I am extremely proud/happy with what I do. My job has given me, aside from financial stability, quality of life, and great health benefits, a vast amount of knowledge on food and, specially, wine. I'll resource to such if I have to, but I'm not always impressed by the pretense behind "foodies"... I do have one issue with first-date restaurant suggestions, though- you should be willing to get out of Boystown and explore the rest of this awesome city.
Rube Goldberg Devices
Running 15+ miles to clear my mind
Picking out wine
Packing efficiently for last-minute trips.
Being 50% a romantic / 50% pragmatic
Craving food, but NOT cooking it.
•I also have pretty good hair.
•I'm schizophrenic/strategic with my style, BUT, I always know where the line of ridicule is drawn. I know what I like, and I also know what I can wear.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Great Gatsby
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
La Casa En Mango Street
Cien Años de Soledad
Rules of the Wild
The English Patient
Alice in Wonderland
Anything these guys helm, I'll surely be enthralled:
Band of Horses
Ra Ra Riot
Dave Matthews Band
House of Cards
Archer (I've a crush on that d*bag)
Game of Thrones
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
The Wonder Years
The United States of Tara
The Golden Girls
A Gym membership
Also, why my job can't get with the times and allow me to grow a beard/5 o'clock scruff. First-world problems.
In all seriousness, though, I do spend a lot of time thinking about finding the right and permanent reason to delete this app. I'm very much ready to live happily ever after. I'm pragmatic, and yet, I'm a dreamer. This sort of balance, I believe, is healthy.
I spend a lot of time thinking (convincing myself) that somewhere out there, there is someone searching for exactly all that I have to offer... And vice versa.
If I'm not at work, I'm probably vegging out on the couch, part-time facebooking, part-time netflixing, part-time gulping some wine, part-time avoiding going-out texts.
Riveting life, I know...
In other words: Be cool, man, just be cool.
Also, I'm a huge Gwyneth Paltrow fan. (this isn't so private). It's been over a decade in the making. We can discuss this in person.
Also, one time, I touched Monet's "Water Lilies" at the Art Institute as a little kid while on a field trip. No big deal.
• You love your iPhone as much as I do. I'm done apologizing for my attachment to it. It is what it is.
•You genuinely enjoy and are extremely creative and excited for Halloween.
•You have a keen sense of humor. If that humor happens to be amazingly visual, then, we're in serious business.
•You are sane; if you're not sane, keep your medications up-to-date.
•You like Gwyneth Paltrow (or tolerate her)
•You can/prefer to watch DVDs with subtitles (even in English).
•You don't care for Hawaiian pizza.
•You buy/bake me oatmeal raisin cookies.
•You can fold (your own) laundry. Neatly.
•You want to laugh with me, not at me.
•You want to delete this app also.
•You are an avid texter.