I live in the city in a little converted attic apartment that I really love, never want to move out of, and really should tidy up more often than I do.
I've spent significant amounts of time abroad, including a six month stretch where I visited friends in Pakistan, India and Israel. I would love to one day have a job that enabled me to travel abroad regularly. (I took the State Department's Foreign Officer test, and did very well, but wasn't invited for an interview after they looked over essays that were supposed to convey my experience and management potential -- I'd like to try again once I'm a bit more experienced.)
I have a B.A. in Journalism from MSU and am all-but-thesis for my M.S. in Journalism from Ohio University -- taking the local government job put my thesis on hold, but I plan to change to a professional project and take some time to finish it off in the late fall of 2014 after election day.
I love local history and learning more about the architecture and ethnography of the places I've lived. I'd say my strongest passion and deepest knowledge is still for and of Buffalo, but I'm getting there with Rochester! My favorite building in Buffalo is the Central Terminal, and in Rochester the Broad Street Aqueduct. I really want to go for a tour of the old subway tunnels once the weather's nice again!
I really love college sports (especially Michigan State University, my alma mater!), finding new places to eat (I'm kind of a "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" kind of guy, although I love international cuisine as well.)
I'm not really sure what else to say! If you have any questions, just ask. I'd love to talk!