I am interested in many things such as politics, economics, art, indie music and food. I feel passionate about health-care and policy and frequent health conferences.
I enjoy hobbies such as lindy-hop dancing, reading, arts & crafts, taking drum lessons, watching roller derby, cooking, travels abroad, honing my novice ski and very novice snowboarding.
This past year I began to play hockey and just a beginner to sailing. My slogan is "I can't possibly get any worse".
I am witty, hilarious, and creative
I wish I could do the robot better.
Lately I can't seem to get enough kale.
*mangosteens are the most delicious fruit ever!
-I don't like bitter melon and can't stand the smell of fermented bamboo shoots.
The weirdest/best thing that I had the privilege of seeing was a Murray Schafer composition. It blew my mind!
I enjoy live music immensely (best top 11 concerts; Gotan Project, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Sam Prekop Band, King Khan and the Shrines, Final Fantasy, Feist with Shary Boyle, the Roots, Hidden Cameras, Hot Chip, The Clipse, Zakir Hussein...could go on
Honourable mentions go to Bebel Gilberto, Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Deadly Snakes, Grizzly Bear and (Chili) Gonzalez.
The materialization of Pavement and Prince live have been dreams come true.
Lately the Lucrecia Dalt, and Jackie Wilson are on high rotation. When I'm in a funk, I rely on Patsy Cline to help me.
I feel blessed to have seen Asha Bhosle.
So in terms of music, I can appreciate a wide spectrum from opera to DJ sets.
So far, the best show of 2012 was Ty Segall. He also rocked it last year!
Best show of this year 2013 so far was Charles Bradley.
, I love podcasts of 'This American Life' and anything CBC.
As for movies, I'm annoyed I missed a few screenings at Cinamateque for 'J'ai tue ma mere' but I'm not pretentious enough to find Matthew Barney's 'Cremaster' enjoyable. The last doc. that made me laugh really hard was 'Good Hair' by Chris Rock. My favourite film is 'Amelie' and I like other Jean-Pierre Jeunet like 'Delicatessen'. The Goonies are a staple since childhood.
A Christmas Story still cracks me up and gets funnier every year.
The saddest movie ever that gave me a football sized throat lump was called 'Khaled' a humble Toronto-based film.
The last time I felt addicted to something, was'the Wire' I watched all 5 seasons in a month and didn't leave the house. There was about to be an intervention.
As for TV, I've been a devout Daily Show fan since before Jon Stewart was a household name and consider him the prototype of the ideal man.
I don't watch much TV but I can't tear myself away from an episode of "Love it or List it" at someone else's place with cable.
Books: The last good book I read was 'The Book of Negroes' by Lawrence Hill. I just finished Rushie's 'Midnight's Children' and 'Fair Trade for All' by Stiglitz. I like Vonnegut and Lapham. Oh and Paul Krugman is a friggin' genius! I just finished reading 'Too Big to Fail' by Sorkin, it was 'too big to carry around'.
I just finished reading the 'Posionwood Bible' by Kingsolver and really enjoy 'Black Ice' by Darill Fosty about black hockey leagues in 1890s in Nova Scotia.
I skipped my convocation and instead paid to see Lewis Lapham speak.
I tend to gravitate toward non-fiction but striving for a greater balance of fiction. Sometimes I enjoy frivolous smut.
Like thick yogurt, I default to the weekly 'Economist' as a staple read.
Most recently I realized that I never want to be without canine campanionship again.
Sometimes, when it's yellow, I let it mellow (in the spirit of not taking water for granted).
Sometimes I rock the Canadian tuxedo. There, I said it, "I like to double denim"! My friends give me grief for it.
...and are mellow about the yellow.
I must've answered questions in a manner that the algorithms of OKcupid have branded me as 'unprogressive'. I am quite progressive in a lefty-liberal kind of way just to clarify.
--Oh, I'm put off by UFC, so if you fancy it, that's probably indicative that we won't gel.