My favorite topic to think about is cities. I love beautiful urban design, public transportation, maps, and awesome pedestrian environments. Going to school accelerated my passion for learning, and I am interested in hearing and talking about a wide range of things.
I had potential college courses mapped out a good deal before the actual enrollment deadline, and had a rough agenda for an overseas trip ready to go a month before it not working out. Day to day I appreciate spontaneity: I was the proud recipient of "Most Random" back in high school!
I am an amateur drummer and music enthusiast, though I haven't played in an actual band in a little over a year. Lately, I've given the guitar and keyboard a shot in hopes of someday forming a new band composed entirely of myself. I may have recorded several songs in hopes of dropping the hottest ep of 2016, and hope to get above a 6.0 from Pitchfork...
While I'm not chasing that dream, I've got love for plenty of other activities: cooking (basically anything food related), watching sports/tv, pickup basketball, reading and hiking.
Once you make the effort see my face, people do say I have very green eyes. And I am usually smiling, sometimes without even knowing it.
Royal Tennenbaums, Office Space, Goodfellas
The Wire (I get excited if I see ANYONE from that show in anything else), Breaking Bad, Mad Men
Sorry 3's: Larry David, Futurama, Veep, Silicon Valley, Arrested Development + Season 4, Portlandia, Flight of the Conchords, The League, Community, Broad City
I'm basically a giant homer (including the Bucks!) + UWM Panther Basketball and random mid-major college basketball games
2014- 2015 Fantasy Sports Performers:
2009 was my musical spirit year: Vampire Weekend, Deerhunter, Animal Collective
The Life and Death of Great American Cities, Blink, the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Sorry 3's part 2: Tamales + Salsa Verde, Panang Curry + Chicken, Grilled Strip Steak + Feta and Watermelon salad, Eggs Benedict + Prosciutto + Artichokes, Pizza Dough + Buffalo Mozz + San Marino Tomatoes
Podcasts (a major part of my workday!):
Grantland Sports AND Pop Culture (I miss you Bill!), Nerdist, WTF
Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, Karben4 Fantasy Factory, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
2. Courteous people
3. Big cities
4. Late night TV
5. Down comforters
6. Instant couscous
-What's for dinner.
-How to turn my song idea into an actual song.
-Geographic breakdowns of things, like this: I also want to point out that it's soda, and a water fountain!
-You like a good medium spiced curry.
-You are up for the challenge of facing the one man wrecking crew of myself in a friendly game of skee-ball.