Some things about me:
I love music more than most things. I collect it (records, mp3s and the two inbetween + plus trivia), play it (guitar, singing, un poco piano, and uke), write it, and listen to it constantly. It keeps me running right. I'm pretty sure that if I didn't have to eat, I probably wouldn't very often, but if music were food, I'd be dangerously obese. So there's that..
I love cooking and baking ALL THE TIME. I'm always making something. For example, right now I've got sourdough sponge fermenting in the kitchen to bake bread, and I'm planning on making chocolate Guinness and Bailey's ice cream tomorrow, too. Yesterday, I made homebrew beer-battered fish 'n' chips and onion rings. Also, chocolate peanut butter chip cookies. (More about food stuffs in the "What I'm doing with my life.. " section)
I love keeping busy, actively creative, and having awesome super happy funtimes all the times. I'm endlessly curious and cautiously impulsive. I have ADD, but mostly forgetfully and mile-a-minutely but not obnoxiously so. I'm actually a little bit shy/reserved sometimes but mostly around new people.
I love the outdoors. Camping, hiking, ROCK CLIMBING (<3), going to the beach, road trips.. I can't get enough of it!
I pastel and write some times. I've been trying to make an awesome kite that flies well. I dabble in food photography.
I've been somewhat of a bookworm ever since I learned to read.
I love playing strategy board games like Settlers of Catan, Risk, Dominion, Carcassone, and those types of things. I am also good at them and will gladly kick your ass some time if you'd like. No one will play me at Words with Friends anymore, either, because I almost always win.. I also like to play video games, and am actually currently doing videostreams with a friend on livestream.com of us playing different games together Tuesday and some Friday nights.
In general, I'm a goofy, silly, imaginative, happy-go-lucky, fun-loving kind of girl who always strives for awesome love and happy good times. I'm pretty laid back. Almost never ever get angry about anything. I generally look on the bright side of things.
I'm working on the last 4 units of specialty baking courses I need to obtain my baking certificate from the SRJC Culinary Arts Baking & Pastry Program. Culinary school is one of the best things I've ever done. While I love learning about all kinds of things all the time, I'd never been thrilled about going to school, until I switched my focus to culinary arts. It's all kinds of fun and inspiring, the students and instructors are great -like family! I'm gonna miss it.
I'm working on moving to San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Cruz, or maybe Portland after I finish school in May. Most likely San Francisco. We'll see.
Eventually, some day, I think I'd like to open a community-driven restaurant/art center that is a great place to hang out and eat and maybe have classes or share knowledge about various arts (music, visual, culinary, whatever..) Or maybe I'll just have a food truck. Or maybe I'll teach in a culinary school.. Maybe I'll get tired of being in the food business and doing something different, entirely! Who knows? I'm endlessly curious! I'm sure I'll never run out of things I want to do.
Favorite movies - Ummm, I'm really not good at these lists, but I'll try: Almost Famous, Amelie, Back to The Future, Princess Bride, My Neighbor Totoro, Labyrinth, Alice in Wonderland, High Fidelity, a bunch of others I'm sure I'm forgetting..
Music - First off, I can't do this.
Secondly, for you, I'll try. Here are who I believe to be my top 10 favorite artists at the moment: Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Joan Baez, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Jefferson Airplane/Starship.
Thirdly, should we get to know each other, I'll be sure to brainrape you with all kinds of stuff I like anyway. As my friends will tell you, it's just a part of knowing me. ;)
Fourthly, if that's not enough, here are my Pandora and Last.fm pages. Also, I just started using Spotify. My GrooveShark username is xrockangelx. I'm most frequently using that and Spotify these days, but between the three you can kinda piece my musical preferences together alright. Basically, though, I'll listen to anything that fits through my earholes and like most of it.
-Oh! But thirdly: If you don't like Motown, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, or reggae this isn't going to work out.
Food - Grilled salmon or trout. Taqueria food. Creamy fettuccine al pesto. Tangerines. Raspberries. Peaches. Pizza with garlic, basil, feta, fresh tomatoes, and artichokes. Chicken Caesar salad. Beer, wine, Kahlua, Bailey's, whiskey..
Video Games - All of the Fable games, Mario Kart Wii, Guitar Hero II, Rock Band, Katamari Damacy, the occasional round of DDR, aaand currently I'm working my way through all the Legend of Zelda games I can get my hands on
TV - I don't like to watch much of it, but when I do.. How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, Futurama, Seinfeld, Scrubs, Portlandia, The Office, Whitest Kids U Know, That '70s Show reruns... and miscellaneous movies.