I find business to be pretty damn fascinating, so having an audit career that involves absorbing everything there is to know about a business within a matter of a few weeks provides that great balance of fun and challenge. I also work with a local high school marching band, and it's by far the best thing ever. When not working with the band or at work, I love to spend my time simply relaxing with friends, working on my house, biking, and going to local ska shows. Seeing bands like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel Big Fish, and Streetlight Manifesto are always a blast.
I also hold a great love for my alma mater and try to visit the school every chance I get. Watching the UConn Women's Basketball team dismantle whatever competition the rest of the country can muster up is far more entertaining than most men's ball, college or pro, in my opinion. I do love our men's bball and football teams too, even if they give me heart palpitations with every narrow win or crushing upset.
I jump at any chance to include more music into my life, volunteering part time at a local high school with their band program and playing with a community band in Simsbury. And though I enjoy talking business, I'm far happier to talk music or band, so drop me a message about how you get chills each time you hear a DCI horn section rip rifts up and down an octave, or simply why your favorite music brings a smile to your face.
Food - Food is a close second to music as a top joy in life. Few things are better than a medium-rare steak or a stir-fry packed full of fruits and vegetables, or of course trying a new spot. I especially love trying new beers. I'm no fan of watered down cheap stuff, but love trying new beers from breweries I've never seen. I always love going on brewery tours and trying local brewery's brew right at the source.
Shows - After getting my DVR, I found a newfound love for a variety of shows. You have your normal primetime viewing like How I Met Your Mother and Game of Thrones, but I also love the History and Discovery Channels, especially Mythbusters and Cosmos, both old and new. I hate going a day without getting my daily dose of Jon Stewart too. And, of course, I love watching my UConn sports, in addition to my pro teams, the Patriots, Celtics, Bruins, and Red Sox, (I might have a thing for Boston).
Delicious, delicious food and drink
Autumn (crisp air, fall festivals, band rehearsals/competitions, and football - what more could you want?)
Sunny days - need that vitamin D
My DVR (not sure how I used to functioned without it)