I'm the first person who will go out on a dance floor. I occasionally perform slam poetry. I call my parents a few times a week. On weekends with good weather I'm usually out a winery, on a hiking trail or at the pool in the summer. I now look forward every Sunday night to the newest episode of Game of Thrones. I think I'm a mensch.
As the pizza comments may have indicated, I'm from New York originally, in the suburbs of New York City, and I've been down in the D.C. area for seven and a half years and plan on staying for a while.
Personality-wise: I'm an attentive listener. I've been told I "give good email."
A Bend in the River, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Chronicles: Volume One, The Lord of the Rings, Invisible Man, Light in August, Private Empire, Leaves of Grass, A Peace to End All Peace, The Princess Bride, Manhood for Amateurs, Contact, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Middlesex, The Shadow of the Wind, Station Eleven, Between the World and Me.
Too many to count, but favorites include: There Will be Blood, The Lord of the Rings, The Princess Bride, Pulp Fiction, Contact, The Shawshank Redemption, Field of Dreams, Fargo, WALL-E, Dr. Strangelove, Up, Blazing Saddles, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Wayne's World, Stranger Than Fiction, Airplane!, French Kiss (for a very sentimental reason), Schindler's List, 12 Years a Slave and Pan's Labyrinth.
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, True Detective (well, at least Season 1), The Knick, The Leftovers, The Simpsons, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Last Week Tonight, Parks and Recreation, Breaking Bad, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Of Monsters and Men, Iron & Wine, MGMT, Bon Iver, Florence + The Machine, Railroad Earth, Jungle, Beaty Heart, The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Dave Matthews Band, Disptach, Snow Patrol, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, CSNY, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago, The Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, The Cranberries, Dispatch, Bend Folds Five, U2, the Allman Brothers, Radiohead, Damien Rice.
An amazing cheeseburger; mouth-watering pasta in really creamy vodka-style sauces; warm naan bread; broccolini.
1. Wonder and awe in life (especially from new knowledge or experiences)
2. Natural beauty (especially the leaves changing color in the fall)
3. Travel (and a valid passport)
4. Good music
5. Reading the news/knowing what's going on in the world (which, these days, necessitates an Internet connection)
6. Companionship/contact with others and hopefully laughter therein