I'm interested in things. A few of them? Music, language, bodies of water, photography, walking, physical fitness, beer, architecture, NPR, Magic: the Gathering, webcomics, coffee, exploration, cities, public transportation, baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals, maps, found items, China, healthy eating, vegetarian food, cooking, record shops, scarves, bees, proper newspapers, satire, cultural relativism, technology, Anglophilia, travel, reading, writing, weather.
I am tenacious, soulful, and weird. But in a good way. Mostly, I'm wicked enthusiastic about life and all the good stuff in it.
I work for a non-profit doing database + applications programming, along with data quality/analysis. I'm great at what I do, I work my butt off, and I have a fierce work ethic, although my job is emphatically not my life. It pays the bills so I can do the things I am passionate about. Music, writing, travel & photography are what feed my soul, I do what I do professionally so I have time/mental juice to do what feeds my soul. A perfect weekend generally involves grabbing my camera, exploring the city, taking a billion photos, great coffee & beer, a chance to run/work out, and some chill time for music and working on an record review.
Movies: Kicking & Screaming (the Noah Baumbach one, the good one), The Squid & The Whale, Annie Hall, The Shawshank Redemption, The Meaning Of Life, High Fidelity, Wonder Boys, Rushmore, Trainspotting, Shakma, The Big Lebowski, Cane Toads, Full Metal Jacket, St. Elmo's Fire, American Beauty, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Lost In Translation, Back To The Future, Barcelona, Clerks, Ghost World, The Ice Storm, Roger and Me, Manhattan, Scenes From A Marriage.
TV Shows: The Simpsons, Big Love, Law & Order, House, Seinfeld, The Office, Mad Men, Dexter, Star Trek DS9, Enterprise, Mission Hill, Cardinals games, The State, Firefly, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Scrubs, Freaks And Geeks, Undeclared, Futurama, Roseanne, Quantum Leap, How I Met Your Mother, Community, Flight of the Conchords, 30 Rock, The Weather Channel.
Music: Marillion, The Smiths, Morrissey, Matthew Good, R.E.M., Ted Leo, Idlewild, The Replacements, Paul Westerberg, Bright Eyes, James, The Clash, Paul Simon, The Beatles, Pet Shop Boys, The Hold Steady, Ryan Adams, Elton John, Manic Street Preachers, Jarvis Cocker, Pulp, Freedy Johnston, Blur, David Gray, Neko Case, Northern soul, Kings Of Convenience, Trash Can Sinatras, Talking Heads, Loudon Wainwright III, Bob Dylan, The Shins, Roger Waters, Pink Floyd, The Church, Peter Gabriel, Arcade Fire, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Son Volt, The Jam, Talk Talk, Neil Finn, Crowded House, Orbital, Radiohead, The Divine Comedy, Mansun, Spock's Beard, Emmylou Harris, The Blue Nile, Rush, Pixies, The Who, Randy Newman, They Might Be Giants, Ben Folds, Elvis Costello, Calexico, Joni Mitchell, Dire Straits, Steely Dan, Josh Rouse, Sufjan Stevens, Clarence Carter, Billy Joel, Primal Scream, IQ, Green Day, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Mark Kozelek, Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon, Tom Petty, Elbow, Porcupine Tree, Yes, Belle And Sebastian, M83, Robbie Fulks, Legião Urbana, Leonard Cohen, The Kinks, Gram Parsons, Jens Lekman, Counting Crows, David Bowie, Coldplay, Bloc Party, The National, Vampire Weekend, The Gaslight Anthem, and many, many more.
Food: Vegetarian. Indian (nothing like a properly radioactive curry). As close to authentic as possible Chinese. Falafel, hummus, and pitas + a crisp pint of ale. Tom yum soup and spring rolls. Vietnamese. A well crafted veggie burger. Humboldt Fog cheese is possibly the most amazing foodstuff on the planet.