My name Zan McQuade. My first name is a variation on my real first name, based on a nickname my mom called me growing up that evolved into a nickname given to me in high school by my friend Jon, who used to have a Mr. T air freshener dangling from the rear-view mirror in his car. The last name I obtained through marriage. The Scrabble letter value of my name would be pretty decent.
I’ve called Cincinnati home since August last year. I will talk your ear off about what an amazing city this is, just as I hope you’d talk my ear off about how amazing your city or town is. That’s how it should be with the place you choose to live in. You should be out there finding things you love about it, and telling everyone else.
About People Who Fascinate Me
Todd Rundgren, Joan Didion, Dawn Powell, Patti Smith, Bronson Arroyo. The woman who sold us this house. My great uncles. Anyone obsessed with something enough to dedicate their entire lives to it. This guy, and these two.
I once stole some Tic Tacs from a shop in Camden and I’ve felt terribly guilty about it ever since.
This is what I look like.
It’s an old picture, but it’s one I like. Currently I have a haircut I don’t like very much, and I spend most of my days in comfortable clothes and glasses and a scrunched face lit by a computer screen. My legs are often crossed in lotus position, as they are now. When I’m all cleaned up, though, I don’t look too far off the picture above.
There isn’t enough of it in a lifetime (and what there is of it I spend too much of on the internet), people go too soon and when you go, you’re gone, and that’s it, and to me it’s the most terrifying thing in the world.
About The Television Quote That Sums Me Up Best, From Family Ties
“Do you ever think about it, Jen? Life, death, infinity?”
“Well, sometimes I do. But… but sometimes I just want tickets to a Van Halen concert.”