Things I like: Developmental and clinical psychology. Yoga. Tennis. Kayaking. Going to good shows/concerts. Dancing of all kinds (swing, blues and salsa mostly, but I'd really like to get back into tap, tango, and modern at some point). Scottish Fold cats. Seeing plays in Ashland during the summer with my family. Playing bridge (the card game- NOT just for old people). Compulsively making to-do lists in my Google calendar. Occasionally appreciating/making connections with art. Watching far too many films. Engaging in philosophical conversations with little kids. Singing my heart out in the car and not worrying (too much) about whether the people around me think I'm ridiculous.
I'm a non-pretentious movie-phile. Tops (but there are OH so many more...): The 7-Up Series, The 1940's House, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Company (2007), Donnie Darko, Easter Parade, Funny Girl, High Fidelity, Lady & the Tramp, Legally Blonde, Mad Hot Ballroom, Moliere, Mary Poppins, Monty Python's Life of Brian, Ms. Doubtfire, Pirates of Penzance, BBC's Pride and Prejudice, Proof, Sabrina (1954), Sense and Sensibility, Some Like It Hot, Stranger Than Fiction, To Be and To Have, Tootsie, Troop Beverly Hills, Up!, Up in the Air, and When Harry Met Sally.
TV: Gilmore Girls is my high school soul. More current loves: The Office, Game of Thrones, Girls (Season 1, not 2!), Breaking Bad, Sex and the City, Project Runway, Law & Order SVU, What Not To Wear, So You Think You Can Dance, Dead Like Me, Bones, Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, Ace of Cakes, Modern Family, The Cosby Show, Long Island Medium, The Ellen Show, Full House, Arthur, Top Chef Masters (Rick Bayless and Jonathan Waxman are adorbs), My Cat from Hell, Criminal Minds, Portlandia, Call the Midwife.
Adding comedians, because I love good comedy: Louie CK, Amy Schumer, Steve Carell, Tim Minchin, Jim Gaffigan, Maria Bamford, Anna Kendrick, Emma Stone, Ellen Degeneres, Justin Timberlake, Demetri Martin, Aziz Ansari, Bill Cosby, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal. Please send new suggestions anytime.
Music: Singable/danceable music is the best, and I am entirely unashamed of loving cheesy oldies. But I also appreciate music with more substance- always open new suggestions. Some faves: Metric, Garbage, Fleet Foxes, The Raveonettes, First Aid Kit, Silversun Pickups, The Black Keys, The XX, Pomplamoose... getting new mix CD's from friends is one of my favorite things.
Food: I'm a pretty picky eater, but I'm workin' on it. I used to say "I don't believe in acquired tastes," but the whole developing-vitamin-deficiencies thing makes it difficult to hold strong to that belief.
2. Friends, family, and social support in general.
3. Cashmere sweaters. Wearing a comfy sweater is like a full day hug.
4. Yoga or dancing. Stress-relieving and fun.
5. Humor, preferably the witty, intelligent, snarky kind.
6. Motivation. I don't know where I'd be without it, in any part of my life.
...Alternatively: I like 90's country music, and some newer stuff too. It was the only kind of music my family ever exposed me to, save for ABBA, James Taylor, and movie musicals. I (kind of) wish I was kidding.
Also, I suspect I may have a mild audio processing disorder haha. I hate not being able to hear what people right next to me are saying at big loud parties!