I write. I play music. I play soccer. I'm an engineer. I make cocktails.
I take what I'm passionate about very seriously but I don't take myself that seriously.
I am way into soccer. Go gunners and sounders!
I like to work hard when I'm in the zone, but I'm really laid back when I'm not (concerts, music festivals, bars, chilling in the sun). Sarcastic and always making a joke.
I'm also very empathetic and think equality is important.
I also enjoy running, skiing, tennis, playing soccer, or really anything that gets me outside. I kind of go through this natural cycle in Seattle where I get outside a lot during the summer and work a lot harder at my job and on my art when the weather turns.
Getting lost in some creative endeavor
Mixing a bourbon drink
Seeming quiet when I first meet people and then talking them into the ground once I get into music or art
Queens of the Stone Age, RHCP, Cake, Tool, Incubus, Alt-J, old-school Weezer, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Arctic Monkeys, AiC, A Perfect Circle, Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead, Modest Mouse, Guster, For All We Know, Tenacious D, Ben Folds, Eagles, CCR, Audioslave, Bowie, Death Cab, Dio, Royal Blood, Eagles of Death Metal, Led Zep, Fair To Midland, Jimi Hendrix, Metronomy, Muse, Neil Young, Nick Cave, Puscifer, Queen, The Senate, The Shins, Simon & Garfunkel, Soundgarden, The Strokes, Sublime, System of a Down, Them Crooked Vultures, The Who
ODESZA, Emancipator, Koan, Savant, Parov Stelar, Caravan Palace, Goldfrapp, Gramatik, Griz, Nine Inch Nails, Tipper, Infected Mushroom, Ronald Jenkees, Robert DeLong, Slow Magic, Boards of Canada, Bonobo, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, John Frusciante, Little People, Ratatat, Starfucker, Wax Tailor
King Kunta, Lupe, Schoolboy Q, Run the Jewels, Biggie, Eminem, J Cole, Atmosphere, Kayne, Nas, The Physics, Blue Scholars, Immortal Technique, Wu-Tang Clan
The METAL (pretty selective):
Dethklock (anything Brendon Small touches), Avenged Sevenfold, Kyuss, Iron Maiden, and a few others
Chopin, Sinatra, Brahms, Dean Martin, Glenn Miller, Hot Bodies in Motion, Sigur Ros
Anything by Christopher Nolan or Tarantino, In Bruges, No Country, The Matrix, etc. Oh and high-quality, little kid movies (Incredibles, Frozen, and such)!
Neil Stephenson is my favorite, but I also love Ray Bradbury, His Dark Materials, classic British American lit, and of course Harry Potter for nostalgic reasons. Non-fiction never hurt either.