The one thing I am passionate about...
My family and friends -- my personal ambitions have become 10 times more meaningful since I realized how utterly important they are to me. . . . I'm also a lover of music, especially classical, alternative, and hip-hop, and I'll defend all things 80's to the death. . . . I love to sing, but haven't really done it seriously since college, unless "Rock Band" and karaoke count.
I typically spend my leisure time
I love trying new restaurants and cafes and am lucky there are hundreds of really, really good ones in this city. I've also picked up an expensive interest in clothes over the last couple of years, especially denim -- is that random? -- and again, living in Manhattan has definitely fed that interest. I'm not a big drinker by any means, but every once in a while I like going out for beers with friends. Lately I've been reading a lot more. A little late, but I'm really into Murakami right now.
The most influential person in my life has been
Someone who's committed to her values but is also comfortable in multiple settings. Nothing is cooler to me than a person who can be genuinely warm to all types of people -- not just her friends from church, but non-believers, too -- especially since a lot of my friends aren't Christian.
The first thing people notice about me
That I'd rather listen than talk. I'm sociable, I'd just rather be the one asking questions and learning about people.
The last book I read and enjoyed
"Jesus' Son" by Denis Johnson. It's not what it sounds like. It's actually a collection of really dark, disconnected short stories told from the point of view of a drug addict. It's a little like Pulp Fiction -- there's no plot, but the imagery and pacing of the stories keep you hooked.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Having close relationships with my parents.
- Having a core group of friends I can always be myself around, no more, no less.
- Being able to do something for a living that I genuinely enjoy.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I'm open-minded and always up for new things.
Friends Describe me as
Ambitious, Easy-Going, Genuine, Good listener
A little more about me
I love New York, but LA is and always will be home.
Impossible to Label
What I like to read
Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Sports
Books I've read
into thin air by jon krakauer, white noise by don delillo, the wind-up bird chronicle
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Tennis
Music I like to listen to
the fugees, marc andre hamelin, a tribe called quest, the strokes, radiohead
Music I like to perform
Classical, Gospel, R&B and Soul
Movies I like to Watch
Favorite Movies to Watch
pulp fiction, ocean's 11, anchorman
TV I like to Watch
My Favorite TV Shows
mad men, the wire, the office