I grew up in and around Chicago, moved to Vietnam for a year, and came to Seattle in 2011. Seattle is a lot like Hanoi except the mangosteens cost too much here.
Cooking is my favorite thing. Sometimes I bake bread.
I'm a B- photographer and an A+ camera dork. My favorites are my film cameras, all of which have been in this world longer than I have. The one I've used most is a '70s Pentax that only meters for 400 speed film due to a fall it took, with me, off a motorbike.
I believe in ethical non-monogamy but don't have time for it these days. I like to keep my profile up anyway so I can play Quickmatch on the bus like it's a video game.
I love to eat cheese, and I continue to eat cheese.
I also put in odd hours dispensing uppers, operating highly pressurized machinery, banging metal objects on a counter, and engaging in a ritualistic process of gamified flirting.
Books: CivilWarLand In Bad Decline by George Saunders, Heat by Bill Buford, Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami.
Movies: Alien, Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid, Dr. Strangelove.
TV shows: Louie, Portlandia, Twin Peaks, Home Movies.
Music from a while ago: Neil Young, Charles Mingus, Three 6 Mafia, Wire, Sleater-Kinney, Buzzcocks, The Kinks, Duke Ellington.
Music from nowadays: Jessie Ware, Sharon Van Etten, Nylo, Kelela/Fade To Mind, The Holydrug Couple, Tame Impala.
Food: bún chả (a street dish from Hanoi), dim sum-style shrimp dumplings, Neapolitan pizza, caramelized onions.
Podcasts: Idle Thumbs, The Awkward Sex Show, On The Media, What A Maneuver, The Savage Lovecast, The Starters (I basically never watch sports but I do listen to an NBA podcast by a bunch of dorky Canadians).
Video games: Gone Home, EarthBound, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Fallout 3, Spaceteam, Thirty Flights Of Loving.
A sharp chef's knife.
My hot fuchsia TI-84.
Temporary dorky hobbies.
Passenger rail networks.
Dystopian visions of the future.
The banality of evil.
The bone-ality of the human skeleton. (I'm sorry.)
Expensive, weird booze.
My celebrity crushes are Holly Hunter (circa Broadcast News) and Carrie Brownstein.
I have a bidet toilet seat. Life-changing.
I unapologetically pay actual, real-life money for a subscription to the WWE Network, which, if you're not familiar, is like Netflix except the only thing you get to watch on it is pro wrestling.
This profile has almost no lies.