I'm a bit of a music junkie, and still buy a fair amount of CDs, in addition to vinyl and digital downloads. I also enjoy writing, reading, museums, exploring new areas, video games, and spending time with friends and family. I also love the Orioles, and am a partial season ticket plan holder.
I traveled out of the country for the first time last year, and now I'm hooked. Been to Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Malta, U.K., Denmark, Italy, Vatican City, Hungary, Austria and Slovakia thus far, and I'm already looking into where I want to go next. Always up for hearing about cool places!
I'm a positivist by nature--I always try to look for the best in people, and I believe that people are generally good, and will head towards positive growth when given the right circumstances and opportunities.
--Listening and being supportive
--Making people laugh
--Starting sentences with "There was a study that found…"
TV: Mostly I just watch Orioles games, but I am also a big fan of Conan O'Brien. I don't actually have cable, but I watch shows on Netflix. I'm a sucker for anything superhero related (Arrow, The Flash, Daredevil, Gotham, etc.)
Movies: Anything directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, The Batman Trilogy with Christian Bale, other superhero movies
Music: Some favorite artists at the moment are Greg Laswell, Yoko Ono, Tiger Army, John Lennon, Against Me!, Public Enemy, Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room, Nellie McKay, Passenger, Morrissey, Blondie, Ani DiFranco, Sam Phillips, Derek Webb, Tom Petty, Aimee Mann, Anti-Flag, David Ramirez, The National, The Falls, Beirut, etc.
If it's melancholy singer-songwriter music, I'm probably gonna love it.
--How I can help make the world a little bit better
--What I can do to help create a sense of community, and to stay engaged with all of those who make up this great city, especially those we too often leave behind
--When I was a kid I created a super hero team consisting of Corny Man, Hot Dog Man, and Corn Cob. They were pretty damn awesome.