I love music. My tastes are pretty broad, and I tend to keep music on throughout my commute and workday. I don't care what I'm supposed to like or not supposed to like...I just like what I like...
I'm a nerd, plain and simple. I love nerd movies. I love video games. I could leave this info out, but you'd find out soon enough. I also love sports. College football reigns supreme (go Dawgs!), but love all sports. I still cheer for Atlanta teams, where available, so the Blackhawks are really my one Chicago team (I'll still cheer for the home time any time they aren't playing one of mine, of course!). I also like culture-y things, like theater and the symphony. I don't really have anyone to do these things with right now (sadface), so...
I love visiting new cities and exploring, generally without a real plan. I haven't gotten to do this as much as I'd like recently, but it's always fun to just kinda dump yourself off in the middle of the city and go from there. You never know where the day/night will lead!
My biggest pet peeve is people being inconsiderate. Is it hard to look behind you before letting the door shut in someone's face? Or to not block an intersection?
Really, though, just be a decent person and I'll probably like you just fine.
I also have a dog. He's as weird as he is adorable.
I'm also writing a book. It's a rather daunting task, and one I've shied away from repeatedly over the years, but I'm finally doing it. I hope it turns out well (I feel like it's off to a really good start), and that I continue to enjoy the experience and don't stop at just one. Does that make me an aspiring writer? Maybe I'll try that on for a bit... :-)
I've semi-recently discovered that I actually like exercising. It's a shame it took me until this late in my life to come to the realization that all that work is not only worth it, but that I also actually have grown to enjoy it. No one would ever confuse me for an athlete, but working out has become a huge part of my life. It's kind of sad, but at 33 I'm in the best shape of my life.
(PS - I do have a job, but it's definitely more of a work-to-live kind of thing with me. I prefer to keep my passions and professions separate).
MOVIES: Amelie, American Beauty, Star Wars (the original 3), The Princess Bride, Stardust, Dumb & Dumber, Super Troopers, Zoolander, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
TV SHOWS: Arrested Development, Battlestar Galactica, Chuck, Castle, Game of Thrones, Better Off Ted, Scrubs, and holy crap DareDevil on Netflix was amazing.
MUSIC: Muse, Avenged Sevenfold, The Shins, Guster, Vivaldi, Ben Folds, Sister Hazel, Chopin, Better Than Ezra, Lidsey Stirling...Taylor Swift and anything else I should probably be embarrassed by....
FOOD: Almost anything. I LOVE a good burger, wings, and pizza, but I definitely enjoy branching out a bit, too.
6. Simple pleasures
bonus - my dog! He's ridiculous and brightens my days.
Also, when's the next time I can have pizza, and why is it not tonight?
I have a lot of interests that I'm totally ok with being only mine...I'm a nerd, so I'm kind of used to the people around me not liking a lot of the same things as me. Don't freak out and worry that I'm going to force you to watch sci-fi with me, make you play video games, or drag you camping against your will.