An awesome place I've visited:
The movie I've watched the most times:
My life history in 5 sentences or fewer:
Part 1: I was born, burned myself really badly, got better, broke my wrist falling (jumping) out of a tree, got better, got kidnapped at age 7, got rescued 45 minutes later, broke my wrist again at age 13, survived a bunch of random crushes, went to Mexico, joined a cult in Texas, got kicked out of a cult in Texas, started college, took a break from college, met a girl, fell in love with girl, fell out of love with girl, picked up the mandolin, and moved to DC to intern and study journalism. Oh yeah, and I tie-dyed a bathrobe. Part 2: Moved to DC, interned at a magazine, survived Americorps, moved out of Columbia Heights, moved into the ghetto, had three bikes stolen, bought a ping-pong-table, got a job I love, had a tonsillectomy, discovered my dead roommate and my house burned down, taking with it just about everything I owned. Moved back into Columbia Heights, got another ping-pong table, and some pretty cool roommates. I've been there for a while now, and it's been relatively smooth sailing since. Knock on wood.
My first concert / My dream concert:
First concert was Smoky Robinson and The Miracles when I was maybe six. Dream concert's tough. I've seen some incredible shows and I love live music. But Stevie Wonder opening for The Black Keys with special appearances by Cake, Davy Knowles and Jack White would be pretty incredible.
Obscure knowledge I possess:
I play the mandolin?
I have a weakness for guys/girls who:
Have a nerdy streak, but can hold their own in a variety of social situations.
For me, a first date no-no is:
Something that involves extended periods of silence/sitting still. (Like a movie). I prefer a more interactive first date. Pool/bar shuffleboard, mini golf, pub trivia... something that gets us talking and "doing," well, something.
What I would bring to show and tell:
Billy The Kid, Ghengis Khan, Napolean, Socrates, Sigmund Freud, Ludwig Von Beethoven, Joan of Arc and Abraham Lincoln. And a time/space machine-phone booth.
A story you should remind me to tell you on our first date:
Oh gosh... there are so many possibilities. Let's go with the time I got up on stage with my mandolin at a bluegrass concert after the band's mandolinist broke two strings.
I secretly want to be:
An action hero
If I won the lottery and quit my job, I would:
Pay the mortgages on all of my immediate family members' houses, set up college funds for all my nieces and nephews and take some time to travel more of the world. Then write a book about my adventures.