Music - Classical and Jazz; I like complexity in music. I play clarinet (as my user name implies) and saxophone -- each for over a decade -- and I am trying to learn more instruments. I like listening to both live music and recordings. I'm learning to appreciate music written since ~1960, but it's a slow process. I have an appreciation for classic rock and bluegrass.
Movies & TV - Haven't been to a movie theater in this millennium, haven't actively followed a TV show since high school. (I did see most of the last season of Breaking Bad, but none of the rest of the show! I am working on watching Avatar: the Last Airbender, and am amazed at its quality.) I do watch/listen to a lot of news shows, and follow Iowa Hawkeye football on radio/TV.
Food - I'll eat just about anything. I particularly enjoy Asian (Chinese, Thai, Korean, Indian) and Mediterranean (Italian, Greek) cuisines. I really enjoy food in general.
2.) Science. I'm a logical person, and I'm always curious about what I don't know. It's especially cool when I'm learning something that no one else knows, which is the goal of scientific research. I also like trying to solve problems, which is all that science really is!
3.) Clarinet (or saxophone, or music in general). I really enjoy playing music, especially after a long day of (trying to do) science. It works the other side of my brain, and it's a lot of fun to do, especially after I get a piece down.
4.) Books. I love to learn. Even trashy mysteries teach me something (like how not to write a mystery novel).
5.) Food. I enjoy eating, and cooking to a lesser extent.
6.) My computer/iPhone/iPad. Like most 20-somethings, I am constantly connected to the Internet, reading blogs, watching YouTube, etc.
Obviously, my friends and family (and family friends) are super-important. But they aren't things; they're people...
- The Mozart Clarinet Concerto (and other clarinet and saxophone pieces)
- Did I forget to do something today?
- What I should get/make for dinner.
As I am reserved by nature, I tend to not message people, so feel free to start the conversation!