Ivy educated, driven, creative, active, high energy, successful, athletic, curious, bright...
Outside of work playing in a band (guitar and vocals), running a small music label and a new craft brewery, and traveling as often as possible (up to 54 countries and counting!)
I'm cute (at least my mom keep telling me that!).
I'm different (in a good way).
All Wes Anderson
Most Woody Allen
Most John Houston
All John Hughes
All Christopher Nolan…
With specific soft spots for:
All James Bond,
All Indiana Jones,
Batman (all of them rock even Michael Keaton!...well maybe forget that one with Chris O'Donnell),
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,
V for Vendetta,
The Bourne Series,
Lawrence of Arabia,
Fast Times at Ridgemont High,
Harry Potter…quidditch anyone?
Portugal the Man,
40's Big Band Classics
Tallest Man on Earth,
Anything New Wave
Any old school punk and rap
Queen of Sheba
Abe and Aurthurs
Friend of a Farmer
Beauty and Essex
Marlow and Son
Union Square Cafe
Hecho en Dumbo
As we spoke he told me fantastical tales of riding his bike through Asia, India, Europe, and Africa for 30 years, and of all the wonderful people and crazy characters he encountered. I was totally convinced most of them were complete lies until he spoke of meeting his wife...
He said he was working on a shrimping boat in the Indian Ocean. One day a beautiful German girl hitched a ride to an island off the main island of Indonesia. She spoke almost no English and was dirty from months of travel, but he fell “instantaneously in love with her". A girl, who although he had just met and with whom he could barely communicate with, "immediately became the most interesting and amazing person he had ever met". This, from a 25 year old Londoner biking across the World and currently working on a shrimp boat off of Indonesia. He teared-up describing her... her passion and insatiable lust for life changed him “in a moment…forever”. He clearly loved her and she had obviously died recently, although he didn’t say that specifically.
He didn't say much after he spoke of her and just reflected for a moment. So, I thought we were done and started to walk away when he threw out his parting words "Life is short, fall in love, and surround yourself with interesting amazing people. And, remember...a person with no interests is a person of no interest, don't waste your time or your life".
I really couldn't have said it better myself.
So, I clocked him over the head and made off with his bike, flowers, and anything I could get from his pockets. Haha! Kidding!
I was actually very happy I met that man. As I thought about it days, weeks, months, now years after - he gave me more than he intended to, or maybe exactly what he intended to...
Although, his stories were great I thought more about his wife and the impact she had on him.
I am not exactly sure what I am looking for from this site - my life is great and I am beyond happy...but it would be cool to find someone that 40 years later we feel compelled to tell a complete stranger all about on a bridge in the middle of nowhere.
Or on occasion
Netflix and chill
Oh I thought this said "The most PIRATE thing I'm willing to admit."