I'm pretty independent, respectful, service-minded, and intentional. I love to laugh and try to enjoy the simple things.
I have a lot of interests. Food, science, nature, travel, health, and art are pretty high up there on my list. I play golf (mostly with my dad now-a-days) and volleyball. I've visited 21 countries so far (mostly in Europe), and during the Fall of 2011 I did a cross-country road trip across the US with my brother. I sing for fun, dabble in piano and watercolor, and was an Irish dancer for 10 years. I have a pretty calm and relaxed personality already, but hiking, cooking, or going to the gym helps me relax and clear my head.
I studied abroad in Copenhagen and really liked their concept of "hygge." (roughly translates to "coziness") I'm convinced that's their secret to happiness. (well, that, income equality, a culturally homogenous society, and an overuse of emoticons) So I really value time spent sitting with friends, drinking and eating together, and having a good conversation.
I also try to make the best out of a situation, which makes for fun times when waiting in line or stuck in traffic. Metaphorically speaking, it's less about the destination and more about the journey! WHOOP WHOOP!
Memoirs of a Geisha, Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Looooved that one! Gah!), anything my David Sedaris...
Imogen Heap is my most listened to artist (Garden State soundtrack?), but I also really like hip hop and top 40's shit the kids are listening to. :-) I also like live classical music and New Orleans turned me on to zydeco.
NPR is the BEST!!! That's when I practice my accents in the car too. hahah
Movie/TV Favorites: Most documentaries. Anything food related. Dramas with a strong female lead? Haha. I like Grace and Frankie, House of Cards, A Chef's Table, Game of Thrones, etc.
"Why do I feel like I'm forgetting something?"
"I wonder if she's going to eat that."
"THIS IS MY JAM!!!"
"world news is much better than local news."
"that is definitely going into the music video."
"Why is this Christmas song stuck in my head?"
Once I broke my thumb (I didn't want to tell my parents so I just put a band aid on it) and now one's shorter than the other.