And this, because I always want to know what people are reading: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmEbF2uhsZk
Like a good book that I need to read slowly, romantically, I am pretty much into what I have heard people refer to as the "slow burn." I never know how I truly feel about a person at first. There are of course initial impressions which are often neutral, though they occasionally can also hit the more extreme ends for the emotional spectrum; and though sometimes it may be wise to listen to these gut reactions, most of the time I prefer to let any preconceptions die down so that, hopefully, I can take in a more true reading of a person. You never see the best stuff at first. And in turn, I am a person who it takes time to know. I don't know why that is, but I think I prefer it that way.
My main passions are music and literature. I play the French horn and enjoy reading and writing.
I also love the outdoors, so I am always up for a hike. a camping trip, a cycling adventure, a running extravaganza, a rock climbing party, a kite flying date. You name it, I probably wouldn't mind giving it a try. Board games are great too. I'll give you a run for your money in a game of Trivial Pursuit. I also enjoy playing Scrabble, Monopoly (if we have the three years that it seems is required to finish a game), and "Apples to Apples," to name just a few.
Another big thing I have decided upon this year is that I am going back to school for my teacher's certification. I want to teach elementary music. Research into early childhood education is now showing in more definite terms than ever before that musical proficiency has a profoundly positive effect on the development of cognitive reasoning skills. The prospect of contributing even a small part to the ongoing conversation about early childhood development is very exiting to me.
Also, I am a musician who aspires to one day play professionally in a symphony orchestra.
Lastly, for money, I work as the evening custodian at an elementary school.
I am currently reading Roberto Bolaño's "2666. so far it is amazing. I read his first novel, "Antwerp" a couple months ago for my book club, and I loved it so much that I just had to read something else by this great writer.
Movies: The Jerk (a movie that changed my life!!), Gandhi, Brazil, 12 Monkeys,, 2001 a Space odyssey, Clock Work Orange, Indianan Jones, E.T., Planet of the Apes, all the James Bond movies, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich, Death to Smoochy, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Memento, The Colors, The Red Violin, Lord of the Rings, and The Star Trek movies, Bleu Velvet, Heaven's Gate, Smart People, Juno, The 40 year old Virgin, Dan in Real Life, L.A. Story, Roxanne, The Razor's Edge, Blade Runner, The original Star Wars movies, Taxi Driver, The Godfather, and Synecdoche, New York.
Shows: "Venture Bros." "Seinfeld," "Arrested Development," "Battlestar Galactica," "Dexter."
Music: all music that is artistic and meaningful. Here are a few off the top of my head: The Beatles, Duke Ellington, Pink Martini, Pink Floyd, Queen, Roy Orbison, Mahler, Bjork, Brahms, Beethoven, Ravel, Debussy, Faure, Saint-Seans, Bruckner, Barber, Bernstein, Arnold, Britten, Elgar, Webern, Berg, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Copland, Hindemith, Carter, Berio, Adams, Schumann, Schubert, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovitch, Mussorgsky, Respighi, Khachaturian, Prokofiev, R. Strauss, J. Strauss, Bach, Mozart, Bartok, Chopin, Lutoslawski, Szymanowski, Piazzolla, Cage, Messiaen, Milhaud, Gershwin, Schuller, Paart.
I also love Funk, Bluegrass and Latin Jazz, but I don't know enough about them to drop names.
2) A copy of Cat's Cradle
3) A recording of Sibelius's 7th Symphony
Someday I will abandon all worldly possessions and live in the wild. Fingers crossed.