Let's see, where to start... I'm a helicopter pilot, fireman, and three-time recipient of the MacArthur Genius grant. I'm fluent in Aramaic. In my spare time I teach quantum physics to Bangladeshi schoolchildren, and the there is a small village named after me in Uruguay. I'm also very good at parallel parking.
(OK, sorry... that was my momentary rebellion against writing a self-summary. Everything from here on will be true, to the best of my ability and knowledge)
In reality I'd say I'm both quirky and down-to earth. At heart I'm a creative geek, and always have way too many nerdy and/or artistic projects going on. I still manage to carve out a lot of time for friends, hanging out in the park, drinking dark liquids in bars, backpacking trips, going on dates, and general goofing off.
I get really passionate and (sometimes) single minded about things, and can get up in my head some time. I have a strong appreciation for the absurd things in life, of which there are many.
I'm looking for someone who is warm, compassionate, knows how to be present with other people, and who can listen and be in the moment. I feel like I connect best with people that are also a bit quirky yet grounded at the same time. It's important to me to feel a sense of friendship as well as a strong emotional and physical connection.
Raising Arizona. Ridicule. The Lives of Others. Serenity. True Romance. Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Firefly. Arrested Development. The Shield.
The short stories of Roald Dahl. Anything by Neal Stephenson. High Fidelity. Middlesex. The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Make Magazine.
Iron and Wine. Guided By Voices. Sebadoh. Hendrix. Stones. Pavment. The Postal Service. Burt Bacharach.
Vietnamese Sandwiches. Indian Pizza (Zante's!). My mom's spaghetti and meatballs. Lately, I've been on an Ethiopian kick (utensils are for wimps!). And actually I'm about to go out for shabu-shabu for the first time... I have a strong hunch I'll like it.
Latest Podcast Obsessions:
Stuff You Should Know, Savage Love