My world is my family, my wonderful job, my kitties and surprising people with all my varied interests. Being from Pittsburgh, I have an inherent love for the Steelers. I love discussing (debating) politics and things of that nature. I usually disagree just because it is fun. I'm looking for more people in my life that appreciate that I'm smart and ridiculously silly :) Live music drives me, and I like all kinds of bands and music, and I have a long history of working with or for bands.
I am clever, snarky, and thoughtful
I'm not a beer snob, but I do love good beer. I have a fondness for hops. Keep your hefeweizens to yourself, because I prefer any other kind of beer.
I love reading, and I am always interested in finding new books to read, while not being hung up on who the most popular author is this year. I love reading books on history and politics. I minored in WWII history just so I could read about it during my study time. I adore reading about politics or history or music. I used to study the music business like it is a science. I own more books than I've read, but its like a goal.
I had one of those movie-free childhoods, so people are always surprised at the movies I haven't seen. But, I really enjoy watching movies at home, especially independent movies that have really unique stories. I've also gotten into the habit of trying to see every movie nominated for an Oscar because many of them seem to be the most interesting, even if not the most popular box office-wise. Still, there are certain movies I can't resist when they are on television - Any Given Sunday, Down to You, Notting Hill - again, varied!
In the last few years, I've definitely expanded my palate. When I was challenged with 2 weeks in Beijing and Tokyo I had to eat a little more than my German/Western PA sensibility of meat and potatoes. I love mexican, Bangladeshi and sushi if I had to pick favorites.
3. my laptop
5. nights out with my friends
6. my faith