I'm a laid-back, transplanted Southern cat trying to survive in the big ol' city of Los Angeles.

The Lakers, UCLA, HBCU's, the Getty Center, MOCA, 3rd Street Promenade, Griffith Observatory (and Park), seedy Hollywood Blvd., gritty Silverlake and Los Feliz neighborhoods, Santa Monica, Venice (especailly Abbott Kinney Blvd.), Malibu, Watts Towers, LA Live, all local farmers markets, affordable art, urban/vinyl/designer toys, Munkyking, KidRobot, collecting books and CD's, animated movies;

Movies - The Shawshank Redemption, The Color Purple, Brazillian flick City Of God, Sounder, Cinema Paradismo, An Officer And A Gentleman, The LearningTree, Midnight Express, Shoot The Moon, The Apostle, Lord Of the Rings trilogy, Up, Precious by Sapphire, Once Upon A Time In America;

Books - Push by Sapphire, The Book Of The Dun Cow by Walter Wagerin, Coming of Age in Mississippi by Ann Moody, Gal by Ruthie Bolton, All God's Children by Fox Butterfield, Understand This by Jervey Tervalon, The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah, Let The Dead Bury The Dead by Randall Kenan, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Mudbound by Hillary Jordan and EVERY BOOK EVER WRITTEN BY JAMES BALDWIN!;

Musicians - Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Chrisette Michelle, Mary J. Blidge, D'Angelo, Jesse Powell, Prince, Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Donnell Jones, LTD, Tracy Chapman, Sade, Cesaria Evora, Nneka (OMG, I LOVE HER!!!) Zap Mama;

Theater - Anything by August Wilson, Ailey Ailey Dance Company; weekends and holidays, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Vancouver, Capoeira, modern architects Le Corbusier, Santiago Calatrava, Frank Gehry and David Adjaye, my heroes Martin Luther King, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks and Barack Obama; the colors orange and cobalt blue and the color of melted milk chocolate, rain at 4:00am, white wine, peach cobbler, chicken mole and my little nieces and nephews.

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July 2006
Los Angeles, USA
I am:
Male and Single