I currently teach a Swing Class in Baldwinsville!
I tend to read a lot, I have a kindle which is pretty constantly loaded with a couple series and enough samples to put a cafe's library to shame. This is to speak nothing of the veritable library of books I own, currently in storage. My primary genres are science fiction and fantasy but I'm pretty open to anything.
Most Recent Series Completed: The Cycle of Arawn, Edward W. Robertson
Current Series In Progress: The Cycle of Galand
Next Planned Series: I actually don't know. Suggestions?
Recently Finished: The Dresden Files, Jim Butcher, The Culture Sequence, Iain M. Banks, The Expanse, James A Corey, The Cycle of Arawn, Edward W. Robertson
My movie taste also tends towards science fiction, but I'm a sucker for a romantic comedy, action movies, sappy stories, comedies, ooh, and anything that's got a super distinctive style or would fall under the "style porn" genre (think movies with particularly spectacular visuals Redline http://www.hulu.com/watch/508194). I just really really like movies. I've been a little lax in my film watching lately mostly because after having spent many years going to the movies alone, I prefer to go with people. STAR WARS IS SOON
TV is, really, really eclectic. I'm one of those folks who almost needs to have background noise of some sort and TV tends to fill that role, along with my radio drama podcasts (Shameless Decoder Ring Theatre shout out right about here). As a result I watch a loooot of different shows. My favorites are ones I can connect with, most recently How I Met Your Mother was the big one, I suspect it'll be awhile before anything comes along to really fill that void. But I love ridiculous soapy dramas like Agents of Shield and MTV's Teen Wolf (I swear, it's surprisingly good!), I really enjoyed Once Upon a Time, and good lord Galavant was amazing. Of course Game of Thrones is probably my favorite, "I desperately need to read this instead of watching it but ugh I can't get past the first three chapters..." guilt trip.
Frankly, if you find my taste in TV to be eclectic, you'll probably find my music taste to be utterly bizarre. Spotify has been a god send introducing me to more music than I know what to do with
I love Electro-Swing (Think 20's-40's big band music with electronic mash ins) and mash-up style music as well as mixing in legit swing, tons of pop, blues, and everything else in between. There isn't really music I don't like, just stuff I don't listen to. If you want to get a real feel for my musical tastes ask me for one of my Spotify playlists, it's probably faster than reading this. Spotify gave me a weekly discovery playlist and it's the best.
Finally food... Food is important, I like a well prepared steak (just a hair shy of medium), vegetables picked up from the farmer's market on Saturday morning, or sandwiches that require waaaay to much time and effort to prepare. The Shooter's Sandwich was amazing to make but if I make it again I think I'll make some adjustments to the flavor profile. I made a commitment several years ago to stop turning down food I hadn't tried in an effort to stop being a picky eater. I've been mostly successful culminating in the consumption of a pig's eye and brain. The eye wasn't bad, the brain was... Pasty... About the only thing I won't really eat are shellfish and that's pretty strictly because they make me really really ill. I love shrimp, especially in sushi, but I have to limit intake. Oysters, clams, and other such monsters of the deep however are to be avoided entirely.
And that's seriously out of hand, even with trying extensively to keep it short. Seriously, skip that and ask me, so much faster, so much more interesting.
1. Blues and Swing Dancing (In that order!)
2. Good food, if you give me a recipe, some time, and a trip to the grocery store I'll try to cook just about anything.
3. Good people, I find that people make or break my day.
4. A creative outlet, currently painting and some solo jazz.
5. A regular internet connection, if only so I can occasionally take a weekend away from it to enjoy the rest of the world.
6. Mystery! Because what's life without a little bit of mystery now and again. Adventure is important.
You can tell me about a good dancing spot.
You just want to get a cup of coffee.
Or if you have a really good joke, who doesn't love a good joke?
Ooooh, or if you have a really good place to eat, I haven't spent nearly enough time in the area finding good food!