On a typical friday night you might find me in the diviest of bars…sipping on the manliest of drinks, staring down the competition…standing up tall, walking with fierce determination to the stage…with all eyes on me…snatching the mic from the stand and raising it to my lips… to sing the SHIT out of “A Whole New World”. If you’re lucky, you get to be my jasmine!
I grew up in a small town in Michigan and after college headed west to Colorado Springs for a couple years, then left there to follow my dreams and moved to Santa Monica, then followed my company to Denver…Then San Diego…now I’m regaining my appreciation for the wintery wonders of Grand Rapids…
I’m NOT interested in someone who is status-obsessed, materialistic or pretentious. Don’t get me wrong…I am all about success and enjoying the fruits of it. Nice clothes, beauty and style are awesome but if that’s ALL your life is about, we won’t get along. At All. I'd be happier with someone who wouldn't mind tossing some things into a backpack and running off to a hostel in the name of adventure. And If you look down on others for not having a certain type of lifestyle, we will never last longer than a few minutes. Sorry!
And now for the top 10 greatest musical achievements of our time (according to Brad):
The Format - The First Single
Anberlin - Dance Dance Christa Paffgen
Daft Punk - Face To Face
The Kooks - Naive
The Shins - New Slang
Bon Iver - Skinny Love
REM - Losing My Religion
Dwight Yoakam - A Thousand Miles From Nowhere
Slightly Stoopid - Wiseman
Wenn Es Passiert - Wir Sind Helden
5 Things I couldn’t Live Without:
Insightful, Supportive and Positive People
Either a kindle or a book
My macbook pro, complete with kickass batman decal
A new skill to master or problem to solve.
Experiencing a new town, city, or country as often as humanly possible
Why Do I Say I can’t live without discovering new places?
I get so much out of discovering new places. Every single time I feel alive. When I step into the airport, train station, or even bus station when others would feel overwhelmed or beleagered I feel invigorated. I get excited even if I’m driving to one town over. New people, new sights, new sounds, new culture, secret dive bars and cafes that have hidden treasures of amazing people, adventures, stories, delicious food you’ll never have anywhere else. That’s Why!