I'm something of a paradox, similarly comfortable sipping cognac in rooftop lounges or chugging cheap beer in a dive bar basement. I'm extremely well-educated (A.B. Princeton, M.St Oxford, PhD Cambridge), yet I can be profoundly silly when the situation requires. I'm equal-parts gentleman and rascal, and I'd like to believe that I've achieved a tasteful balance. If you think you've got me figured out, I probably won't believe you.
(2) Creative and Academic Writing. (I've published poems, textbooks, newspaper articles, and short stories. I've written spectacular business proposals, love letters, and drunk text messages.)
- Mixing Cocktails
- Staying up till the middle of the night to watch the NBA Finals (yes, I'm American, in case you haven't noticed from my spelling)
Rock > Jazz
Glam (e.g. Van Halen) > Classic (e.g. Led Zeppelin)
Symphonic metal (Arch Enemy) > death metal.
Michelangelo > da Vinci
Dalí > Picasso, Matisse, and Warhol.
Márquez > Cervantez
Tennyson > Eliot
Milton > Shakespeare
Wilde > everyone
FOOD & DRINK
S.E. Asian > Korean
Italian > French
Tequila > Scotch
TV: intelligent humor (Thank you for Smoking), dizzying cinematography (Requiem for a Dream, American Beauty), and irreverent animated comedies (If you love South Park and Archer, we can be best friends).
My good friends, Don Julio and Remy Martin.