I also do some photography. If you're interested, I can send you a link to some of my stuff. I like to think I have some skill.
I'm also great at knowing the words to songs, but unfortunately, am rendered completely unable to sing them due to some pitch issues. Not that that always stops me, but you won't find me on the microphone at karaoke.
I'm also really good at coming up with sarcastic commentary.
I've also been told I have a great smile. And some random woman walking down Tremont St in Boston was very impressed with my legs. So I guess it's really hard to say.
Now that I'm done with my dissertation, I can read for fun again. Lots of things already waiting. Strangely, a lot of those are similar to the dissertation books I just finished. Very excited about some books on privacy and judicial behavior. But I've also got some great fiction lined up. I hear this "Game of Thrones" thing is good. I may read that.
Past favorites include, anything by Dorothy Parker; The Count of Monte Cristo; The Three Musketeers; Les Liaisons Dangereuse; House of Mirth; Me Talk Pretty One Day; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Ender's Game; Eats, Shoots & Leaves; Bastard Out of Carolina; Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy; Rome & Juliet; Hamlet; Lord of the Rings; Wheel of Time. I'm sure there are others. I'm addicted to books, but picking favorites is hard.
My roommate often reminds me that my iPod is like a really good retro night. Well, he says retro night. I assume he means a really good one.
But, seriously, some highlights include Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Gibson, ABBA, Madonna, The Carpenters, Nickel Creek, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Patty Griffin, Bernadette Peters, Erasure, Gregory Douglass, Brian W. Spencer, Indigo Girls, Stephen Sondheim, other musical theater, and other cheesy pop music.
I do like some current stuff, too. I've been enjoying the iTunes Radio feature a lot lately. But don't ask me what they're playing. It's good, but I don't always know what it is.
I rarely go to the movies. I don't know why. I love movies. I should go more often. I especially like the Kendall Square Cinema and the movies they tend to show. I've yet to see something bad there.
Some movies I have seen that I loved are: Up, Love Me If You Dare, l'Auberge Espangole, Star Wars IV-VI, Labyrinth, House of Yes, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride, Steel Magnolias, Pretty in Pink, Breakfast Club, Muriel's Wedding, Noises Off!, Saved, Neverending Story, Clue.
I'm not a huge TV viewer, either. At least I tell myself that. But I do usually have it on for background noise while I'm doing other things. When that's the case, there's a good chance it's Law & Order, in some incarnation. Probably the original or SVU. Rarely CI. If I had BBC-America, I'd watch the UK Version. Constantly. I love the wigs.
Now that "How I Met Your Mother" is over I don't know what to watch. I still have a season left on Downton Abbey. I suppose I could watch that. I've also been watching some web based shows.
Chocolate. Anything that I've cooked (I collect cookbooks). Good pizza. 'Bad' Chinese food. Assorted fine teas. Peanut butter. Cheese (but not blue cheese). Pasta.
5. Notebooks/writing implements
But yeah... message me if you want. I'm not one to tell people what to do with their lives.