I'm a musician, a teacher, a characteristic Libra, and a right-brainer. My world view has been shaped by Christians, pagans, yuppies, hippies, rednecks, and socialites. I laugh irreverently when I shouldn't, and I'm relentlessly friendly despite a crippling case of resting-bitch-face. I love nature, great food and libations, and animals (with the exception of spiders, which are Satan incarnate). Fall is the most charming and seductive time of year. #PumpkinThings
My career goal is to work in music academia until I retire, but as far as life goals, I'd like to eventually try my hand at gardening (tomatoes and herbs) and dancing (swing, salsa). I've traveled, but I have to do more of it; I mean its severely necessary.
If I go to the movies, its for a marquee comedy, a comic book-themed action flick, or a creepy ghosty movie. My Netflix queue has several good films that I just don't make time to watch.
Television Shows: 30 Rock, No Reservations, HIMYM, Daily Show, Dexter, Arrested Development, New Girl, Arrow, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Brain Games, the Following, Naked and Afraid.
Music: Muse is my favorite band in the whole wide world, followed by Keane, Fitz and the Tantrums, Lake Street Dive, and Ben Folds Five. I worship jazz pianists Bill Evans and Dave Brubeck as though they were gods. I'm currently experiencing an Alt-Country phase and have been listening to a lot of the Wild Feathers, Drive-By Truckers, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Sons of Bill, Robert Earl Keen, and Fruition.
I have an unhealthy crush on Lindsey Stirling, Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles, Brandi Carlile, Zooey Deschanel, Grace Potter, Emily Haines, ZZ Ward, Sherri DuPree Bemis, and Aoife O'Donovan.
I'm a medium rare foodie who thinks the pig is the noblest of all edible animals.
my hands and fingers (my livelihood)
close network of friends
Here's what I COULD do without:
people who carry guns in public (not affiliated with law enforcement or armed services)
trucks that "roll coal" with confederate flags
fast food restaurants
domestic 'lite' beers
the Big Food industry
travel destinations (Mediterranean Sea, please)
being a Philadelphia Eagles fan in Virginia
owning a baby tiger
opening my own music academy
buying a bar and naming it Puzzles...
you love thunderstorms;
you believe humans originated in Africa no less than 100,000 years ago;
you think golf and baseball are boring;
you clap on two and four;
you have conversations with animals;
you like pumpkin patches and apple orchards;
you believe Schrödinger's cat is dead, but you would open the box anyway;
grammar is important to you;
you just wanna get the hell outta here.
If I don't message you first, it might be because I'm doing that stupid thing where I swipe right and wait to see if you do it too. Since I don't post selfies of my biceps and my tricked-out car that runs on pure bull shark testosterone, you can imagine the rating game doesn't work out so well for me.