I think I've done okay on these.
Some more specific and probably more pertinent information:
* If I'm outside of an area roughly penned in by Capitol Hill, Pioneer Square, Ballard, and Wallingford I am probably out of the state, or on my way.
* I travel pretty heavily, between 50 and 100 thousand miles annually over the last five or six years. Some work, some personal, and sometimes the delicious intersection between the two.
I go to a lot of goth/industrial music festivals, which generally means Europe. There's one in Germany every summer that is my Spring Break, Christmas, and Mardi Gras all rolled into one.
After my car's engine died, a friend convinced me that we should DIY convert it to electric drive. It's a slow but incredibly satisfying project.
I tell stories well, both because I've had a pretty interesting life and because I know how to keep a listener engaged.
Over the last few years, I've been memorizing T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land". I think it's one of the most important things written in the twentieth century. I've got about 20% memorized; "II A game of Chess" and "III The Fire Sermon" are tricky.
I am unapologetically into dark scene music; goth/industrial/electro. During the summer, I hit the German music festivals. It's fascinating to see a band that can only get a few hundred people in Seattle play to a crowd of ten thousand people. That said, I have no trouble separating the rest of my life from the club/concert scene. I'll wear a VNV Nation hoodie to work, but not my full "going out" regalia.
I am not food-motivated. I harbor a low-grade mistrust of foodies. Much like jazz musicians, I suspect most chefs are doing novel things to amuse themselves more than their putative audience. It's an overstatement to say that I'm all "meat and potatos", but when I see the word "re-imagined" on a restaurant menu I tend to suspect the worst.
The loyalty of friends.
The last batch of Fridays, in reverse order:
* In a hotel room in NYC getting ready to fly back to Seattle
* Drinking with friends after helping someone move
* On a riverboat in the Rhine for a music festival pre-party
* Packing for a Europe trip
* Quietly at home
If you think we'd hit it off.