I'm originally from the Midwest (specifically, Minneapolis), and friends describe me as a thoughtful, sincere, bright, and fun-loving goofball who laughs a lot and is passionate about life. I love my family and friends dearly, so I try to spend as much time with them as possible. Music, movies, theatre, photography, design, technology, computer graphics, and politics are amongst the great passions in my life. There has always been something special about music in particular that connects to the very core of my being; I absolutely love it.
I enjoy going to concerts, plays, musicals, the symphony, and museums whenever possible, and of course, there's no better place for cultural pursuits than New York. I have a deep appreciation for innovative design, architecture, and urban planning. I experience frequent bouts of wanderlust, and am always trying to do more traveling. Outside of NYC, Sydney, Berlin, Prague, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Toronto, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, and Minneapolis are amongst my favorite cities so far. Travel + Photography = Heaven. I'm a sucker for Disney World. I love exploring cities, good food, ice skating in Bryant Park, the magic of New York during the holidays, wandering along the High Line, long walks or hikes, running in Central Park, regular exercise and keeping fit, making a fool of myself while dancing, making a fool of myself while not dancing, parsing the difference between "nerd," "geek," and "dork," playing with other people's doggies (I can't wait to have one of my own again), shuffling through my absurdly large music library, tinkering with my MacBook, science, technology (especially related to Apple, movies, and music), and thoughtful political discussions. Also, run-on sentences.
MUSIC - Imogen Heap, Frou Frou, The Bird and the Bee, Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, Lightning Seeds, Rufus Wainwright, Vampire Weekend, Guster, Teddy Thompson, The Shins, The Stills, The Legends, Acid House Kings, Tufts Beelzebubs, The Postal Service, Death Cab for Cutie, Owl City, Lights, The Republic Tigers, Faded Paper Figures, Mackintosh Braun, Until June, Animal Collective, Cut Copy, Robyn, The Submarines, Liz Phair, matt pond PA, Elliott Smith, OK Go, Royksopp, Lights, Fountains of Wayne, The Cars, Stars, The Radio Dept., Sufjan Stevens, Jill Sobule, Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, Air, Cake, BT, Fischerspooner, Ivy, She & Him, k.d. lang, Diana Krall, Bernadette Peters, Alison Krauss, Annie Lennox, Patsy Cline, Brian Wilson, Swing Out Sister, Scissor Sisters, Basia, Josh Rouse, Ben Lee, George Michael, Phoenix, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, New Order, ELO / Jeff Lynne, OMD, EBTG, TMBG, Howard Jones, Bjork, Flaming Lips, a cappella, oldies, Into the Woods, Chess, The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q, Spring Awakening, Wicked, Pippin, Hedwig, Stephen Sondheim, Thomas Newman, Michael Giacchino, John Williams, Howard Shore, Gustav Holst, Stravinsky, Debussy, Mozart, Mussorgsky
TV - I tend not to have time for much TV, but when I do: Modern Family, House of Cards, The Americans, Parks and Recreation, Rachel Maddow, The Daily Show, Will & Grace and 30 Rock re-runs 30 (Tina Fey = comic genius!)
BOOKS - Not surprisingly, I loved Bossypants by Tina Fey, particularly the chapter "Dear Internet," in which she responds to the idiotic comments of a few malicious morons with hilarious take-downs. As an unabashed Apple addict, I found the Steve Jobs biography to be utterly fascinating. I'm a voracious reader, but tend to read more periodicals than books...
FOOD - I love good food, and especially enjoy sharing a meal with friends. Some of my favorite genres: Italian, French, Japanese, Mexican, Spanish, Indian, Mediterranean, American, and weekend brunch.
2. Music & Art
4. Good food
5. A career I'm passionate about
6. My Apple gadgets