Looking forward to starting out as a professor at a small college nearby. The fall will be filled with teaching and research. Two of my most favorite things. Outside of work?
Having fun reacquainting myself with the food scene here. I scored a rad apartment with a huge (by New York standards) kitchen and am looking forward to making use of it, along with all of New York's bounty.
I wouldn't call myself a crazed fan - but I definitely enjoy music: live shows, festivals, new bands, old bands. Depending on my workload, however, my frequency of getting and seeing new music varies. Sometimes I find it a relief to take a step back and just enjoy the tracks I already have, or rediscover some band I've forgotten. That probably describes me more generally in fact. I'm often overwhelmed with the pace/turnover of technology and culture. Yes, I only recently upgraded from my reliable qwerty flip phone. Already missing its epic battery life.
Other random interests: finding/painting furniture, sewing things, yoga and running (sometimes), hiking (where to do that here?), exploring neighborhoods, potlucks, yard sale-ing (should I reconsider now that I am in bed bugs land?), staying in touch with people (though I'm not big on Facebook - see note above), reading (book club and all).