Lets see, me in a quick nutshell. I spent way too long getting a
BFA in Ceramics/Education and then proceeded to not use it to get a
job in Art. Instead I lived in Japan teaching English to junior
high school and elementary school children. After 5 years I
returned to Idaho to pursue a degree in nursing. I still love
making art, but its definitely more of a hobby now. I mainly hit up
coffee shops to draw in my sketch book pretty regularly, paint the
occasional water color, and shoot lots of photos with my cameras
(yes plural). Other hobbies would include playing Double Bass in
the BSU Orchestra and trying to find some other bass playing
A few other things about me and my interests. I love riding bikes
both of the bicycle variety and motorcycle. I also enjoy playing
video games. This doesn't mean I spend countless hours at the
keyboard/controller playing away, but I do have an occasional video
game session with some friends. Board games are also something I
enjoy. Monopoly and the like are alright, but I really enjoy games
like Settlers of Catan, Bang!, and even a bit of Zombie Dice. I
also really enjoy frisbee golf, but Im still a beginner.
What I’m doing with my life
I am currently in the pre-nursing program at BSU and I apply for
entrance into the program this fall. If everything continues going
well, I will be accepted to the program this coming December. Lots
and lots of interesting but difficult classes to go! Other than
that, I try to find interesting things going on around town and
have fun with my friends.
I’m really good at
Im a pretty good classical bassist and occasionally dabble in other
genres. My first degree was in Ceramics and Education, so Im a
descent ceramic sculptor, but it has been a few years since Ive
covered my hands in mud.
The first things people usually notice about me
Well, I hope it is my smile. If it is something else, please let me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Currently on my bedside table: Bonk by Mary Roach, several
Sin City graphic novels, and Satiristas: Comedians, Contrarians,
Raconteurs & Vulgarians by Paul Provenza. Ill try to keep the
rest brief as I have a pretty long list of books and authors I
love. The big 4 authors for me, right now, are: Kurt Vonnegut, Neil
Gaiman, Christopher Moore, and Douglas Adams. Specific books that I
love and have read way too many times are The Lord of the Rings
trilogy, The Hobbit, and the Iliad. Ive probably read each of those
well over 10 times.
Movies: As you can probably tell from my book selections, I like
witty comedy and a nice dose of scifi/fantasy/mythology, but Im not
limited to those genres. This transfers over to movie preferences
as well. Some movies that I can watch any day of the year are: The
Hunt for Red October, High Fidelity, Pecker, Office Space, O
Brother Where Art Thou... On second thought, I had better stop
right there. I really love movies that get me thinking. Whether its
about some deep philosophical idea/issue documentary or just how
things might work in the real world.
Shows: I'll just list a few favorites: Bones, Breaking Bad,
Californication, Weeds (first few seasons), South Park, 30 Rock,
Top Gear (UK not US), and more.
Music: Music is a big part of my life. I play Bass in the BSU
Orchestra and have played in small group stuff off and on for
years. Its hard to describe my music tastes, but a general rule for
me is, "Is the bass line interesting?" (see Primus, Rush, Bela
Fleck, Pink Floyd...) I also really love odd, eclectic, thought
provoking music. (Frank Zappa, The Residents, Tom Waits, Captain
Beefheart). Music is something I really enjoy talking about.
Food: Food is awesome. I really enjoy trying pretty much anything.
Something from my time in Japan that sticks out as memorable (not
necessarily good) was salted squid guts. Or, that time i tried asp
shochu (think vodka with a dead asp in it). I enjoy cooking, but I
am far from great at it. Don't get me wrong and think that my food
tastes awful. Its more that I cook good to great dishes but take a
long time to do it. One of my specialties is Maboudofu (spicy tofu
and beef) and I make a pretty good curry.
The six things I could never do without
Something new and interesting on a regular basis
reading interesting books
tea (real tea, none of that lemon grass stuff) and coffee
Oops, I went over my allotment of 6. The internet police are going
to get me now!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The number 42.
I just like thinking in general. On any given day ill spend quite a
bit of time thinking about life and the meaning of everything.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hmm, there is a pretty big spectrum of things that I do on a Friday
night. Ranging from going for some beers and conversation with my
friends/People watching downtown to curling up over some tea and a
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have Hemophilia A. It has affected my life in many ways. Some
good and several bad. If you have any questions about Hemophilia,