I love reading-- Short, long, old or new, I am a big fan of stories. I spend a lot of time soaking up my latest novel, usually with a large cup of coffee. Some of my favorites include Slaughterhouse-Five, Enders Game, Catch 22, A Handmaid's Tale and Anthem. I also enjoy reading poetry, and I have the Robert Frost quote "I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep" tattooed on the left side of my back. I also enjoy keeping up with the news, which is what led me to journalism. In my opinion, every person or event is a story, and I want to tell the world.
THE MUSIC ENTHUSIAST
I'm a musician without my instruments. As a child, I played piano for about 4 years. I quit when I got into high school but went on to play the trumpet for 6 years and the mellophone (a variant of the French horn) for 2 years. Yes, I know, I'm a band nerd, one time at band camp, etc, etc.
As of now, however, I play no instruments, but am very into music. My favorite artists include Elliot Smith, Conor Oberst, The Get Up Kids, The Format, Of Montreal and Braid.
THE KITTY LOVER
There are two types of people in this world: dog people and cat people. I am definitely a cat person. I have had cats my whole life, but Remy is the first pet that has been solely mine. My boss at The Alligator found her behind the building in July, and ever since, she's been waiting for me when I walk in the door, laying on my chest when I watch TV and fetching her favorite toy when I throw it. She might be part dog.
Other than that, I like what most college students like: hanging out with my friends. I have been lucky enough to find the best friends anyone can ask for, and I will never forget the memories we've shared in the 3 years I've been at UF!