Teaching students and learning from them.
Eating healthier and trying to get out and enjoy more of what Austin has to offer.
Honing my skills as a home chef and putting on dinner parties.
EDIT: I finished my dissertation today! (6/5/17) It's sent off to my committee and I should defend it and actually get my PhD in early August '17
EDIT: Officially have my PhD in Philosophy!
Movies: Wonder Woman, Closer, Brick, The Dark Knight, The Machinist, May, Dead Poets Society, Secretary, Salton Sea, The Last Castle, Pitch Black, Unforgiven, The Prestige. More generally, I love horror as a genre, but I also think most horror movies suck. I want a creeping psychological fear, not buckets of blood and cheap jumps.
TV: Firefly, Scrubs, Iron Chef, So You Think You Can Dance (seemingly the only competition show out there that actually has world-class contestants and isn't interested in fabricated "reality" drama), Game of Thrones.
Music: Emilie Autumn, Rent, Robbie Williams, NIN, Rammstein, Regina Spektor, Wumpscut, Straylight Run, Dresden Dolls, Angelspit, Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, kidneythieves, Mumford and Sons
Food: I was raised a very picky meat-and-potatoes type of eater, but I've grown out of my culinary shell into a full-blown foodie. I'm almost as good with veggie dishes as I am protein entrees, and a while back I stretched my foodie muscles by putting on a five-course dinner that was vegan and gluten-free. Show me a new cuisine or a creative new chef and I'll be eternally grateful. Or give me a culinary challenge and I'll enjoy cooking for you even more!