I enjoy reading, watching movies, and listening to music. My favorite book would most definitely be The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving... strange, yet excellent. Office Space, The Piano Teacher, American History X, Elizabeth, and American Beauty are among my favorite films. Ben Folds is by far my favorite musician, but I also love Spoon, Built to Spill, Modest Mouse, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Fiona Apple, Beck, Beulah, English Beat, Soul Coughing, Radiohead... and many more.
I run cross country and indoor/outdoor track. They don't recieve as much attention as other sports, but running is hard work and I believe that it's made me a better person. Not only is it something I truly enjoy doing, but it's taught me that I can achieve my goals -- it's all a matter of how much effort I put into anything.
I feel very strongly about politics. I would consider myself to have liberal views. The environment is very important to me as well our current healthcare system in this country... I'm hoping that Howard Dean recieves the democratic nomination, because we share many of the same views... too bad I'm not old enough to vote.