I feel like this question is the reason it's taken me so long to
fill out the narrative section of my profile. My interests in
seemingly everything are widely varied.
In reading, I enjoy a lot of different genres; mystery, detective,
fantasy, comedy, professional development stuff and so on...I'll
read anything that stimulates my mind, and like to take suggestions
I love movies and have a knack for picking up lines. I'm most
likely to gravitate towards comedies and action flicks but will see
anything that looks worth it. I do try to avoid horror movies but
only because I don't need those kind of thoughts floating around in
my head space-I have a very vivid imagination. Also, I love going
to Alamo-Master Pancake is hilarious and the grilled cheese is out
I could go on for much longer than would fit in this text box about
my musical tastes. I grew up a musician, playing violin and
classical trombone. I did my undergrad in instrumental performance,
so of course I love classical and prefer the big symphony
composers; Mahler, Wagner, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, really anyone
who ever wrote a really huge finale with a ballsy brass line.
Beyond that, if it's got a good beat and you can dance or sing to
it, I'm probably cool. I love music from every era and most genres.
I've got a musical memory and can sing along to most songs on the
radio. I love solid gold oldies, and anything past or present with
a Motown sound. Mayer Hawthorne, Sharon Jones, Fitz & The
Tantrums and T-Bird & the Breaks are all favorites. My current
obsession is with the Alabama Shakes--that woman sings my language.
TMBG was likely my first "favorite band" and remains in the top 5.
Other recent loves are Phoenix, the XX, Miike Snow, most brass
bands from NOLA...I could go on, but then what would we talk about
On food, I'm not too particular, except to say I like variety. I'm
always willing to try something new, although there are a few
particular ingredients I fervently avoid. I love to cook and bake
and let my Italian heritage shine though. What can I say? I feed
because I love.