I'm a pretty lucky guy. Things don't always go my way, but I always find a way to pick things up and make the best of them. Life is too short to bitch and moan about what you don't have.
This has made me pretty laid back. I like to set goals and work towards them in some parts of my life, but overall, I like to take things as they come.
Getting out of teaching has opened up the way for me to actually pursue a bit of a singing career. No, not like the American Idol kind. I was trained as a classical singer, and what I truly love is choral singing. I sing with Albany Pro Musica, I sub for the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, and I've been taking little side gigs here and there while I work on putting out my demo CD.
Movies: The Shawshank Redemption, The Usual Suspects, Memphis Belle, The Hunt for Red October, Star Wars IV-VI, LoTR, Bourne Trilogy, Taken, The Blind Side, Kundun, The King's Speech
Shows: The West Wing, Modern Family, The Office, House, NCIS, Daily Show, Colbert Report
Music: This is just a sampling of bands I would probably jump to when I start listening. Where it goes from there is anyones guess:
The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Queen, Chicago, Boston, Parliment, George Clinton, Jurassic 5, Tribe Called Quest, Phish, Dave Matthews (pre-2005), Red Hot Chili Peppers, O.A.R., Dispatch, Sublime, Big D and the Kids Table, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, David Grisman, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Little Feet
2) My friends.
3) My cat.
4) My external HD (holds all my music).
5) My Kindle Fire.
6) My voice.