Originally from Madison, WI (moooooo!), but spent my undergrad days at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. The town is ridiculously small, but the campus is drop-dead gorgeous and the community very tight-knit. I'd say I had a quintessential college experience in most senses--great friends, self-discovery, drunken frat pong, you know... I also spent a wonderful year in London at the Royal College of Music before coming to San Diego, where I'm now finishing up my doctorate in music composition. Yes I love the weather, but I also miss the seasons of the Midwest and East Coast.
Qualities I admire include kindness, compassion, joyfulness, ease, humility, authenticity, curiosity, eccentricity, optimism, tolerance, silliness, and passion for trying new things, exploring the unknown, a life of learning and discovery
I like people who see the world in vibrant colors, who get enthralled by life, for whatever reason, on a regular basis. I'm interested in pretty much anything, so long as it's "real." Quirks are most welcome. =)
Also, I like to give hugs. I've been told I give good ones. When I was a kid, they called me "the barnacle." =P You could put me on someone's shoulder/leg, and I'd just camp out indefinitely.