Outside of that, who the hell knows what I'll be doing? Life seems to have become unpredictable lately, but that's the way I like it!
Two BIG--and welcome--changes occurred over the past two years. . I Firstly, I became the proud owner of a house in West Seattle. Secondly, after many years of being an adjunct instructor, I was hired on the tenure track in 2013 and FINALLY earned tenure this past June. I still can't believe that this happened, and not a day goes by where I am not extremely grateful to have reached this milestone of my career. 2015 was a great year, but I'm even more excited for what lies ahead!
I've been in Seattle for a long time and love it here. I'm a social person and love getting out and meeting new people; maybe you'll be one of them.
Travelling... a lot. I have family all over the US and usually make it to the east coast at least once a year. I also have been spending a lot of time in Montana these past few summers.
I also like to use parentheses in my writing a little too much (not surprising).
Movies: "Brazil", almost anything by the Coen Brothers (just saw "Hail Caesar--loved it!) and "The Third Man". I am all over the place when it comes to movies, and I'll save other favorite titles for when we first meet (if you care).
Music (here's where it gets tough): Of the four things in this textbox, this medium is the most important. I listen to a lot of old stuff, mostly from the 60s and early 70s. My top five favorite bands of all time in no particular order are The Kinks, The Beatles, The Stones, The Velvet Underground, and The Zombies. I used to host a radio show at KUGS in Bellingham that specialized in obscure garage rock and psychedelia and I used to DJ a night of rare soul and funk at a popular dive bar in Belltown.
My indie rock friends give me lots of flak for being too retro in my tastes, but believe it or not, there is lots of new stuff out there that I enjoy, especially if I can see it live. Here are some examples: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Tame Impala, Hot Chip, Yo La Tengo (I know, they're not that new at this point, but they still rock!), Ty Segal, Fleet Foxes, Field Music, and many more. Lately I seem to be in a '90s indie rock phase and am rediscovering Blur. Go figure!
Food: I am going to keep this one short for now. I like food from all over the globe (particularly southern European and Latin American countries). These days I at least try to eat healthier on a consistent basis. Good role models are welcome!
2. My friends
3. A passport.
4. My music collection (spread out rather chaotically across cd, vinyl, and mp3)
5. My slow cooker.
I also saw the Monkees in '87. I am less embarrassed about this, mainly because Weird Al opened for them and stole the show!