According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, I am an INFP (if that sort of thing matters to you).
I drink a lot of coffee.
I'm sort of a local music correspondent for Amazing Radio and The Guardian. (I say "sort of because the Amazing Radio stuff isn't strictly local music only.)
I'm currently working on learning the art of bookbinding and paper-making.
I also do a lot of antique photography conservation and cataloging. Not professionally (yet), but hopefully someday.
Yes. I currently live at home because my mom is going through treatment for breast cancer and needs a lot of help around the house. I'm sorry if that's a problem for you or if you're one of those people who thinks that living at home automatically makes you a loser, but honestly, I really don't care what you think.
After studying music history in college, I worked for a few years in the sheet music business--until the economy and some family health issues caught up with me. I am currently planning to head back to school with an aim to study archiving and conservation (once I've renewed my GRE scores). In the meantime, I am in my fourth year as editor-in-chief of an independent music blog. I also make regular contributions to the Bethan Elfyn Show on Amazing Radio in the UK. I am currently in the final stages of launching my own record label (which is daunting and more than a little bit risky, I know, but something I've dreamed about doing for years).
Sometimes, I make buttons for money.
Also, amateur semiotics.
I have a really dry sense of humor.
If you're interested, I have a YouTube channel where I some of the rare and unusual records I pull out of the dollar bin, and the bands I find in dingy clubs. http://youtube.com/theindiehandbook
Books: F. Scott Fitzgerald (and any other author who can break your heart with a single sentence), Vladimir Nabokov, all Jane Austen (but especially Mansfield Park), Sylvia Plath (The Bell Jar more so than the poetry), myriad essayists (Montaigne, Charles Lamb, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, Anne Fadiman), my poetical tastes are predominantly 20th century (I can appreciate the Beats, but my sympathies lie with the Modernists -- T.S. Eliot above all but with a nod Hart Crane and e.e. cummings -- and currently Charles Simic, Seamus Heaney, and Neko Case, though I doubt you'd find many "serious scholars" willing to consider her one)
The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (I want to be Mark Noll when I grow up.)
Movies: This week, I watched Wong Kar-Wai's In The Mood For Love for the first time. It might be the most beautiful film I've ever seen. I enjoy witty, verbally dextrous comedy like the works of Whit Stillman (I appreciate the subtle genius of Damsels In Distress more each time I watch it); independent film and anything that relies more on character development and good writing than on big explosions and fancy CGI; Hollywood classics (His Girl Friday) and foreign masters (Godard, Bergman); I think Ginger Rogers is sorely underrated as a comedic actor (see The Major and the Minor); documentaries (Jazz On A Summer's Day, First Position); I'd watch Metropolitan a hundred times before I ever give The Hangover a second look, but Amélie is still my favorite.
(Whit Stillman just tweeted at me, which pretty much makes today the greatest day ever.)
TV: Doctor Who, QI, Coupling, Gavin and Stacey, Black Books, Free Agents (and pretty much anything else involving Sharon Horgan), Gilmore Girls, Mad About You, New Girl, Arrested Development, Psych, Fresh Meat, Korean drama (especially ones starring Yoon Eun Hye.
Otherwise, I'm probably in a coffee shop reading or writing or listening to music. Or writing about the music I am listening to with an impressive-looking book placed strategically on the corner of the table. Or possibly at a very poorly-attended gig somewhere near OSU.
Or just playing songs on my ukulele. http://youtu.be/TaOk_e4ytQQ
I'll be honest, I'm more than slightly addicted to K-Dramas.
- you can swing as hard as Anita O'Day see: http://youtu.be/agp2on83hrA
- you are looking for something more than just sex, because you're not getting that out of me for quite some time.