Here are some quick hits about me:
I'm proudly a feminist.
I think the people you're with matter more than where you are.
Friends and family are more important to me than work. I just never want to be the dad who misses a dance recital because of a business trip.
I think RuPaul's Drag Race is the best show on TV.
Pop culture trivia.
Settlers of Catan.
Movies: Nightmare Before Christmas, Toy Story 3, A Goofy Movie, Children of Men, Moulin Rouge, Lawrence of Arabia, Brick, Trainspotting, Fargo, Casablanca, Drive
Shows: Hannibal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Parks and Rec, Community, Breaking Bad, the West Wing, Arrested Development, Friday Night Lights, Louie, Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, Banshee
Music: My favorite band is WHY? and my favorite musician is Paul Simon. Between them, they pretty much encapsulate the five broad categories of music I tend to like:
Hipster Indie Bands that Would Play/Have Played at Coachella: LCD Soundsystem, Grimes, Yeasayer, Haim, alt-J, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Sleigh Bells, Modest Mouse, Tegan and Sara, Postal Service, Broken Bells, Talking Heads, St. Vincent, the White Stripes
Stuff My Parents Listened To: Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, Simon and Garfunkel, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Joao Gilberto (currently on a big Bossa Nova kick actually; Desafinado is a jam), Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Vince Guaraldi (Charlie Brown Christmas has 3 of my 5 favorite Christmas songs in it), the Carpenters, Alison Krauss, Beach Boys
90s Pop, Alt Rock, and Rap Hits: Alannis Morissette, Third Eye Blind, Sister Hazel, Counting Crows, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Pre-Rock Steady No Doubt, Boyz II Men, Nirvana
Sad Bastard Music: Sufjan Stevens, Regina Spektor, Bon Iver, Ray LaMontagne, Iron and Wine, Elliott Smith, Nick Drake,
Dense Hip Hop/Trip Hop: Run the Jewels, Aesop Rock, El-P, Restiform Bodies, Grand Buffet, Atmosphere, Yoni & Geti, MC Chris
Food: I love Indian food (naan is the best!), lasagna, a good salad (my favorite is spinach, apple, blueberry, and dried cranberry), and peanut butter and banana sandwiches on toast with a honey drizzle.
2. Good books
3. The occasional spontaneous trip
4. Witty banter
5. Settlers of Catan
6. Time to relax
I cry every time I watch the Land Before Time. And I think it's weird if you don't.
If you put on the song We've Only Just Begun by the Carpenters, I won't be able to stop myself from singing along to every single word.
You wanna listen to Jagged Little Pill front to back and have a dance party.
You wanna drink cocktails and play Scrabble, Boggle, Bananagrams, Settlers, or Connect Four.
You wanna watch a shitty movie from our adolescence and play a drinking game (I played a great one recently watching Crossroads starring Britney Spears).
You wanna get coffee, then ice cream, then walk around a thrift store.
You wanna go to a cheap concert and bob our heads awkwardly.
If you're secretly a 50-year-old man, just realize it's going to be awkward when we meet up for drinks. No serial killers, please!