I've moved around often these past five years (Austin, The Hague, DC, Paris, Vienna, Bay Area, DC, Atlanta). I'm ready to slow down, have fun, sink roots, explore.
I love to read, write, walk, hike, talk, listen, eat, swim, play with dogs, drink coffee, shoot pool, and see live music (that certainly runs the gamut doesn't it?). Though sometimes I prefer to stay in and binge on great dramas, provocative documentaries, tenderhearted indie flicks, or curl up with a volume--new, or preferably old.
Ideas, history, storytelling, political equity, legal rights, social justice, global threats, world peace and stumbling upon that light-dappled crossroad between literature and life get me up in the morning. I've always fancied myself brethren to Jason Segel's character in SLC Punk (kudos if you know what I'm talking about). I'm also deadly serious about the evolution of folk and Americana; the right cocktail; beaches, mountains, and valleys; the perfect sentence; coffee and breakfast tacos; and getting far, far away.
And, yes, I really am 6'3"--so, stand up straight.
My dream jobs are presidential speechwriter, Regius Professor of History, or the reincarnation of F. Scott Fitzgerald, alcoholism dependent on the quality of the hooch.
I make righteous shrimp tacos, Moscow Mules, and Old Fashioneds, but I'm hopelessly lost in a wine store despite having lived in Paris more than once. And I'm really bad at yoga and that whole life/work balance!
I've since learned that mellifluous derives from the Latin word for honey.
Books: Time's Arrow, Swamplandia!, The Master and Margarita, Darkness at Noon, Atonement, A Confederacy of Dunces, Catch-22, Vonnegut, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Cloud Atlas, The Orphan Master's Son, and a library of non-fiction
Movies: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove, High Fidelity, Deerhunter, Children of Men, Best in Show, Midnight in Paris
TV: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Girls, Newsroom, Mad Men, Halt & Catch Fire.
Music: Radiohead, Other Lives, Jenny Lewis, Real Estate, My Morning Jacket, Father John Misty, Van Morrison, Ray LaMontagne, Rufus Wainwright, Neko Case, Classic Rock, Ryan Adams, Savages, Grizzly Bear, Tame Impala, Aphex Twin Pandora station while I write, and of course much more. I tend to get fixated on one album and listen to it until I can't stand it anymore (e.g. Beck's new offering, "Morning Phase")
Food: BBQ (sorry cows), Mexican, Chinese, and really good fish of any cuisine
Lakes, rivers, oceans, and swimming pools
My hiking boots
Sunday morning french press
Also: domestic and international politics; U.S., international, and global history; war and peace; international economics and finance; environmental diplomacy; contemporary non-fiction and fiction; traveling and languages; college football (this should be higher); music (thank you Pitchfork) and especially live music; anything theatrical; and that future house with lots of wood on a river or lake nestled in a skyline of snow-capped peaks, and two big slobbery dogs: one a Labrador retriever and the other a Bernese mountain dog.
You're beautiful inside and out, look great in a dress but better in shorts, a tank top, and hiking boots. You like conversations for conversations' sake and people just the same way.