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My self-summary

Life is sometimes like watching a show; when something cool happens, you turn, smiling, to see if the person next to you experienced the same wow that you just did. I look forward to meeting people with whom I can share those moments.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a classically trained pianist, continuing to hone my skill. I am an instructor at a local academy.

I'm also working hard on being able to update my body type from average to fit. I go to the gym six days a week. I'm somewhere in between at the moment.
Down from 205 lbs to 195 lbs.

Update: 172 lbs

I'll take a new picture when I break 170 :)

...most importantly, I am learning. I hope to never feel as if I have completely arrived and that I have nothing left to learn.
I’m really good at
Making you laugh
Piano (I like to think)
Communication, honesty
Being thorough
Being Passionate
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm very open-hearted.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
1. Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
2. Nightrunner series (Lynn Flewelling)
3. The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde)
4. Lady Windermere's Fan (Oscar Wilde)
5. Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
6. Strega Nona (Tommy DePaulo)
7. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Victor Hugo)
8. Stitches (David Small)
9. Blankets (Craig Thompson)
10. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
11. Peace is Every Step (Thich Nhat Hanh)
-usually the last thing I read, whatever that is.

1. Anything Pixar makes me smile
2. The Matrix
3. Synechdoche New York
4. My Life as a House
5. The Machinist
6. Inception
7. Capitalism: a Love Story
8. The Interpreter
9. Howl's Moving Castle
10. Vitus
11. Sherlock Holmes
12. Shooter
13. Spirited Away
14. Iron Jawed Angels

1. Saturday Night Live
2. Fringe
3. Vampire Diaries (mostly just to stare at Ian Somerhalder...)
4. Doctor Who
5. Orange is the New Black
6. House of Cards
7. Lost
8. Korean Dramas
*I tend to spend my time doing other things

1. Classical masterpieces, especially Rachmaninoff
2. Regina Spektor
3. Snarky Puppy
4. The Decemberists

Yes, food is my favorite.
Six things I could never do without
Access to a piano
An occasional mountain-top experience
Water (nearby rivers, waterfalls, lakes)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to be a better teacher, a better pianist and musician, a better friend, a better person, more professional, more genuine, simultaneously more professional and more genuine, more in tune with who I am at my very core, more awake, more connected with the body of humanity, more aware of the traps of duality, more giving, more understanding, more open-minded, more loving, more effective, how to reach people, how to really touch their souls, the cores of their souls even.
On a typical Friday night I am
Teaching, currently, until about 8:00 PM.
You should message me if
... No ifs. Take a chance! Put yourself out there!
The two of us