My manager at work told me the other day that he can't figure me out.
I'm not always politically correct, and have been known to occasionally grind some people's gears. For work, I do IT for of those "unicorns" in SF. No, I am not a "brogrammer"; I don't code at all. Besides all that, I'm sort of a cross between a world-weary old man, and a child staring up at the night sky. In other words, I ain't your average joe.
I do a totally accurate Gilbert Gottfried, a mediocre Woody Allen, and a barely passable Seinfeld. But I probably won't do any impressions the first time I meet you unless you ask. I'll save the awkward hilarity for later, most likely.
Also, I have an awesome dog, a 2 year old Alaskan Malamute that's got a terrifically sweet and mellow personality. But really, though, he's much more endearing than me.
Desert Island picks:
Music: Bach piano music played by Glenn Gould
Books: A few Kundera and Marquez books
Movie: Amadeus, Casablanca, and The Big Lebowski.
Food: Pad Thai
Aimee Mann, Andrew Bird, Arcade Fire, J.S. Bach, Belle and Sebastian, Beirut, Bon Iver,Broken Social Scene, David Broza, Coldplay, Coltrane, The Cure, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, Nick Drake, Brian Eno, Ella Fitzgerald, David Gray, Iron & Wine, Aimee Mann, Mozart, Michael Penn, Puccini, Radiohead, Damien Rice, Ron Sexsmith, The Shins, Sigur Ros, Sufjan Stevens, Mum, Springsteen, The Tallest Man on Earth,the whole Wainwright family, and my idol, Bob Dylan.
Amadeus, The Thin Red Line, The Big Lebowski, Casablanca, Blade Runner, Children of Men, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Leaves of Grass, Franny and Zooey, The Dispossessed, Invisible Cities. Pretty much anything by Kundera, Marquez, and Salinger.
ST:TNG 4 LIFE. Also, X-files, The Wonder Years, South Park, House, Cosmos (the OG Carl Sagan one), Archer
I love me some existential angst. But really,
I love thinking about:
geography, astronomy, architecture, humanism, poetry, Sartre and Heidegger, hedonism, Nietzsche, and how technology really is a double-edged sword these days.
Nowadays, it's playing with my dog, and going to bed early. I think they call it "adulting".
If you love dogs.
if you can teach me new things.
if you have a witty, sarcastic sense of humor.
if you're awesome.