violinistchef
36 San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
I'd consider myself a halfway intelligent, sometimes creative, usually nerdy guy. I've been enjoying San Francisco for a little over two years, and I'm still pretty excited about it.

I'm a trained chef (with a plaque and everything), and at times a violinist if the occasion should call for it. Beyond that, I'm a political junkie, I obsess over animals, and if I wasn't a gym rat before, I am now that I found a place that will let me bring my dog.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently I'm working in sales while collaborating with a few chefs on a future restaurant concept we're hoping to test out.

Like I said before, I'm a bit of a gym rat. That said, I have the agility of a shopping cart. So, you'll be glad I'm there when you reach for that 40 pack of Arrowhead at Costco, though not so much when you need a center for your pickup basketball game.
I’m really good at
Cooking/Baking - also I'll take any excuse to cook for others at home. I can't stop myself.

Catchphrase - a little more practice, and I think I could go semi-pro

Lifting heavy things, putting them down - honestly, I'm not a steak head. I'm either listening to a Harry Potter audiobook or The Economist broadcast when I'm at the gym.

Trivial Pursuit - except for when it comes to getting the orange wedge.

Eating all of the ice cream - like, all of it.
The first things people usually notice about me
Usually people notice my dog first. Then they notice me. Then they promptly ignore me and go back to the dog... I totally get it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
All things David Sedaris, A Brief History of Time, Momofuku Milk, Tartine -- I read cookbooks as though they were thriller novels.
Music:
Basically anything... Andrew Bird, The National, Paul Simon, The Shins, Belle & Sebastian, The Beatles, Yo La Tengo, Elliot Smith, Vampire Weekend, John Williams, Joe Purdy, I kind of run the gamut when it comes to music I like

Favorite Movies:
Royal Tenembaums, About a Boy, Finding Nemo, Tombstone, How to Train Your Dragon, Almost Famous, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Indiana Jones, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Warrior, Up, Movies In Which Liam Nissam Neeson is Inexplicably a Badass But Not Sequals to Said Movies

Prehistoric Eras:
Cretaceous, Jurassic
The six things I could never do without
1. Fozzie aka Fozzington Bear aka Worlds Best Dog
2. Heavy Pans
3. Audiobooks
4. Salt
5. Grapefruit Soda
6. Ice Cream
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Does passion give life meaning, or was Kierkegaard just being a dick?
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't know if I really have a typical Friday night routine. I suppose I might be out with friends for a drink, though I just as likely might be recording music, testing recipes, or gluing a few more cardboard paper towel tubes to my time machine.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I definitely went to see the midnight premiere of Up, and I definitely wept during that opening growing old together montage. I swear I'm super tough though.
You should message me if
If you have any general cooking/baking questions. I'm also willing to field other questions.
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