The one thing I am passionate about...
Stories of all kind. Books, film, theater, spoken word. I also love seeing and listening to stand-up and sketch comedy. No I haven't tried it myself, but I know more about it than I probably should. I like to laugh and listen to smart people drill down into the absurdities of life, sure, but even more so, it's the craft of honing a story. And to be so compelled to be on stage telling jokes that they take on a crazy life that requires years of work before they find their voice? I admire it.
I typically spend my leisure time
It begins around 7AM with dog face staring down at my face. There is second dog face staring at me from the side of the bed. They would like a walk. So would I. So we do. About an hour. If it's a Sunday, there is reading of a (real) paper along with a latte. I'm not fancy; I just love milk. I don't even need the caffeine. I wake up singing show tunes - not literally, don't worry. Unless that's how you roll, and perhaps there could be a medley of some sort. When I'm feeling quiet I make stuff - sweaters, scarves, hats, stained glass windows. When I'm not feeling quiet, I want to be with friends, hang out, and talk.
The most influential person in my life has been
Must be willing to go to comedy shows with me. I probably shouldn't lead with that, but it's true. I'm pretty positive, although not naive. Life is too short to be angry and judgmental on a daily basis. If we think something is crazy, let's just figure out how to make it hilarious and go from there. Aside from that... the usuals. Be nice to your mom, kind to animals, honest, respectful. Be able to admit to a mistake. I will too. Know some stuff. If you can teach me how to fix a leaky faucet, it's a bonus. (Note that I do not currently have a leaky faucet.)
The first thing people notice about me
You're going to have to let me know. It might be the nose ring.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The Maid's Version by Daniel Woodrell.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My family - We're solid. We're good people. We care. We love each other.
- My friends - All smart and funny
- My sense of humor - Keeps life fun
Friends Describe me as
Genuine, Intelligent, Kind, Loyal
A little more about me
My profile says "Susan." Call me Suzie or Sue. Susan has never felt right.
What I like to read
Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, History
Books I've read
john steinbeck, kate chopin, tomato red, oryx and crake, freedom, sula, assassination vacation
Sports I enjoy playing
Cycling, Hiking, Skiing or Snowboarding
Music I like to listen to
the pixies, the clash, reverend horton heat, soul coughing, cake,, the pixies, the clash, mos def, the roots, beastie boys, tribe called quest,, keb mo, etta james, ray charles, allison kraus, tosca, ani difranco, tipsy, dj shadow, old 97's, wilco, the black keys, old-timey country
Movies I like to Watch
Favorite Movies to Watch
office space, juno, anchorman,, requiem for a dream, american beauty, shawshank redemption, unbreakable, dark city, total recall, star wars (the good ones)
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
My Favorite TV Shows
community, maron, louie, downton abbey, sherlock, breaking bad, mad men, doctor who, being human