I'm Christian. That means I'm trying to live my life by following Jesus' example. I want to learn how to use my God-given talents and passions to help show folks in my life the hope we have from his unconditional love for us.
Church: I've been getting more involved in church for the last 5-6 years. I help lead discussion for a group of mostly 20- and 30-year-olds and have grown to really value the learning I get from them as well as the strong relationships we've formed. I was also playing piano for my church before I moved to the city.
Music: I (try to) play classical piano (any romantic composer will do -- see list in favorite music section). I also have an odd fantasy of finding my way into singing hysterical lyrics in some impromptu bluegrass-type band.
Growth: I'm working on practicing gratitude and trying to stay mindful of God as much as I can during the day. When I do both, it really helps me get out of my own way!
Math, logic, reasoning
Intuitively understanding people and situations
Hearing and feeling the music
Laughing (sometimes I can't breathe and it hurts....)
Urban Dictionary: "Schnoz - a humungoid nose that pretrudes [sic] profusely from the face" (I'm laughing that I included this)
Music: I listen song by song (yes, for me good music is almost always a song with a good melody). So I don't have favorite groups really -- I've heard surprisingly interesting things from Bjork and plenty of crappy things from the Beatles. Recently I've been enjoying a very limited amount of bluegrass and folk. Classical has always been fantastic to me: Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Debussy even though he's French, Liszt... another long list could happen here. Live music almost always delights me. Silly, goofy music makes me happy too. My parents are both intuitive musicians and I inherited that gene.
Food: I like to eat things that eat vegetables. Bacon makes everything better. Sushi (fish on rice, none of this California weirdness) with a little nori and a drop of soy is heaven. Shredded is the best form of meat for burritos and chicken salad. I'm pretty open about trying anything once but there is a short list of things I'll never try again. Spicy is a skill I'm slowly acquiring.
Movies: Shawshank; Field of Dreams; The Three Amigos; Serendipity (yeah I admit it); High Fidelity; Office Space; Castaway (ask me about how this movie SHOULD have been edited); etc. etc. Unlike with books, I don't usually watch a movie more than once.
Shows: Now that Lost and 24 are over, TV is dead to me. Plus I don't have a TV. On Netflix I've occasionally watched Psych or 30 Rock. I grew up on three staples: The Cosby Show, MacGyver, and Sesame Street.
*real* pacific northwest salmon
silly, random humor
access to a piano
petting a dog, at the very least once in a while
my camper van (but I'm no outdoorsman)
(and obviously grace, God, love, friends, family, and all the other typical things that people put here!)
random things like, for instance, how amazing life could be if we had smart traffic lights so there'd be no more traffic light programming where 12 cars wait while 1 bicycle finishes crossing 5 seconds into the 28 second cycle.
my experiment and how to make it actually do something nifty.