Music moves me.
I'm equal parts poetry, science, and Futurama. (I really do want there to be an app for "Bite my shiny metal ass").
I never feel more alive than when I'm going somewhere new. Whether I'm heading to an international destination or an art opening down the street, I relish new experiences, ideas, and perspectives. Curiosity and a love of learning are defining traits.
In terms of travel, my ideal is to spend as much time in a location as possible, soaking up the culture and "settling in," to be a part of the place, rather than rushing around like a tourist. My favorite international city is Kavala, Greece. Iceland, Spain, and Thailand are high on the list for future trips. Domestically, I'd really like to take a two week camping/hiking trip through the Badlands and the Black Hills. (I find Nature and Culture equally inspiring).
I'll take Jean-Pierre Jeunet over Wes Anderson, and Pizza over Sushi every day of the week. (Speaking of pizza, I finally found a decent slice here in Seattle -- at Ballard Pizza, just a block down from the Tractor. As an ex-East Coaster, this brings me more joy than you can probably imagine).
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