Aside from that, I like finding delicious things to eat and drink, and hope maybe you'll share some of them with me.
Otherwise: Appreciating the warm weather and the opportunity to enjoy it with friends old and new, growing deck eggplants, learning fun new things (and - hopefully, anyway - learning about myself in the process), trying to find a new yoga studio.
Looking forward to a vacation after what has turned out to be a really crazy summer.
- Making breakfast
- Telling stories
- Planning fun events (ex: iPhone scavenger hunt!)
Also, I can make fires! (In a totally useful way that frequently results in delicious food)
Recent reads include In the Unlikely Event, The Magnificent Ambersons, The Just City, a grow-up re-read of the entire Little House collection (note: not recommended when you're snowed in - yikes), and The Long and Faraway Gone. That one has the best bad review of any book I've ever seen. Seriously, go and look it up on Goodreads. You'll know it immediately and you will definitely laugh.
It's a new year, but I'm still looking for new book recommendations. Anyone have good recommendations for graphic novels, westerns or romance? Bonus points if they're short. I'm behind on my Goodreads goal.
(I like books.)
Movies: Juno, ET, When Harry Met Sally, Man on Wire, The Muppet Movie, My Neighbor Totoro, Lost in Translation, Hoop Dreams. I enjoyed Spy more than I should probably admit. Gymkata is the best bad movie ever.
At work, I get paid to watch documentaries so I'm pretty lucky.
Music: I've been listening more to older music recently, spurred on by my annual Memorial Day camping trip mixtape project. This year's entry was a puzzle game and included all the songs and artists mentioned in American Pie. It re-kindled my Buddy Holly love and somehow that led to a full-on Michael Jackson kick. Brandi Carlile recently replaced Carrie Brownstein as my girl crush.
Podcasts: RadioLab, This American Life, 99% Invisible, Judge John Hodgman, Serial/Undosclosed, all of the Slate podcasts, Startup, once I got through the awkward bits early on. A friend recently recommended Mortified and I am looking forward to trying that one out. I also love classic radio dramas.
Food: Is delicious! I especially enjoy pho, Indian, Thai. I've never met a leafy green I didn't like. I love to cook and am working on learning good recipes by heart. First up: roasted chicken (and chicken soup!). Next up: good, basic, hearty sandwich bread.
- Wonderful friends and crazy family
- Good beer, delicious food and people to share it with (see above)
- Great reading material
- SmartWool socks
- Public media
- My adorable furballs, a little tribe consisting of one ancient and utterly charming cat, one not-so-ancient and utterly charming cat and one utterly charming (yet lazy), large-ish dog of indeterminate age. Seriously, they're the best. I'm biased, but it's still true.
My new (to me) camera is making its way onto this list, too. And I suppose I'd have to include the film to go along with that.
- What the cat is staring at
- How I can be a better partner in my next relationship
- What kind of beer I should try for my next homebrew experiment (and if it will turn out better than The Great Oatmeal Juice Disaster of 2012 - the bar is low here)
- If I could keep a chicken on my deck without my condo association noticing (probably not, but it's fun to think about :)
On the Friday when I am out, I am grabbing drinks with friends, checking out a band, seeing a movie or a play, heading to a baseball game or on the way to a camping weekend.
On other nights, you might find me working in the darkroom, volunteering with a local literacy organization, checking out a class on food and/or drinks, tending to my little balcony garden or out for a run.
- You have a great book or music recommendation*
- You have been to, would like to go to or have participated in a latte art competition
- You notice little things in the world around you
- You think we'll have a good conversation
- Something here piques your interest
Also, please have a profile picture, be single, and be currently located in the close-in/transit-accessible DC metro area. :)
* If Ayn Rand is your personal hero, I'm sorry, but it's just not going to work out for us.