I'm currently teaching myself German and the harmonica. I have a pointer hound who loves hiking with me. I love to travel! I spent a few months wandering around the US a few years ago and did the same thing in Central and Western Europe this summer. Both were very formative but backpacking through Europe was like nothing I've ever done. I can't wait for an opportunity to do that again. The idea of meeting new people (especially from other cultures) and not quite knowing where I'm headed on a given day is really appealing.
I lived in Burlington a while back as I was avoiding adult life but finally got back in school. I graduated three years ago with a master's degree in education. For the past few years I've been studying and practicing photography. I've done a few weddings recently and I'm trying to start a business.
Every once in a while I get a powerful desire to travel aimlessly or be as far from a city as possible. I lived in a very secluded cabin on Lake Ontario for a few years while in grad school. It was close enough to Syracuse and Oswego where I could get out now and then but so nice to be away from everything.
I just bought a house so a lot of my spare time is tied up with little projects.
Musically, I listen to quite a bit. Recently I've been listening to a lot of old school blues. I really dig Sonny Boy Williamson, he is an amazing harmonica player. I also really like bluegrass and would certainly welcome any suggestions. I like Bob Dylan, The Talking Heads, Phish, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Old Crow Medicine Show, Fleet Foxes, Pink Floyd, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Decemberists, Neko Case etc.
My favorite movie is The Big Lebowski. Anything Monty Python (again, the dork in me). I also like old WWII movies from the 60's and 70's.