I'm currently working on building a start-up based around empathy education, awareness, and skill-building. I became passionate about the value and necessity of empathy while studying psychology, and I'm really excited to bring it (hopefully!) to the masses.
Alternating between dry wit and nonsensical goofiness.
Genuine interest in those around me.
(b) The Usual Suspects, Whiplash, The Princess Bride, American Beauty, Magnolia, Jet Li's Hero, Nine Queens, Clue (best ensemble comedy ever...Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd and Tim Curry! Aah!).
(c) I don't watch a ton of TV, but when I do--Doctor Who, Sherlock, Hannibal, any program about physics (bonus for quantum) or tricks of human nature, Bob's Burgers, 30 Rock, other silly things
(d) Opera (faves are Lucia di Lammermoor and Rigoletto), Iron and Wine, Sia, Jeff Buckley, Massive Attack, Jay-Z, Florence and the Machine, Sneaker Pimps, Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Vivaldi, David Bowie, The Postal Service, Metric, Dntel, Death Cab for Cutie
(e) White-flesh peaches, salmon sashimi, udon noodles, steak (medium-rare please!)
2. Moments of pure unadulterated goofiness
3. Friends and fam--trite but true
4. The "aha!" moment
5. iPad while traveling: so many books in so little space! (seven-year-old me would be so jealous)
6. The gym--I've really gotten into working out in the last 6 months, and it's been incredibly gratifying.
The approximately seventy kabillion things I'm excited to try out upon my return to urbanity.
The weird mishmash of wonderful and horrible that is our world. What I can do to make things a little or a lot better.
I have a fondness for anything surreal or way out of the ordinary, so I'm always on the lookout for shows/games/events that provide a little vacation from normal life (interactive theater, escape the room games, etc).
I love antiques, anything with a sense of time and history. I recently bought a 1930's carriage clock, and am busying myself imagining its travels.
I aim to be skeptical, not cynical.