I grew up without musicians in my family, but my family loved listening to music. I got a lot of exposure to classic rock and roll, funk, ballads and power ballads, RnB, and some jazz and blues. That's where I started planting my tree of musical preference. I watered it with contemporary pop as a… Continue reading SAS 009: An old friend
Why do some motorcyclists choose to rev their engine at the stop signs in the middle of the neighborhood before the sun is up? Is it unintended? Surely, they must be aware of themselves enough to know how loud their own vehicle is. But whether or not they care is the crux of the matter.… Continue reading SAS 008: A time you went camping
So many to choose from. Sitting in the music building on a college campus and listening to everyone practicing. It's the best worst symphony. Waking up to an open window and everyone in the world except for the birds is asleep. People noodling around softly at Guitar Center. The low-fidelity hum of music when you're… Continue reading SAS 006: A sound or noise you love
The first time I saw her was in a psychology class I took in my first year at a four-year university. (I started as a junior because I'd gone to a community college prior to enrollment here.) I remember thinking that she was the most beautiful person I'd ever seen. Even now, four years later,… Continue reading SAS 005: A time you pursued something you really wanted
I flew from California to Toronto, Canada. But in the interest of transparency, I didn't want it to be a romantic gesture, and she was hoping that it was.
I take after my mom and my dad (in vastly different ways) (but happily). My parents love to travel to visit new places. It fulfills multiple things for them, one being a break from the norm. It's cathartic to balance a life spent mostly at home or at work. It's a chance to see beautiful… Continue reading SAS 003: A way you are not at all like your parents
It was in preschool. I attended Montessori, and there was this girl there. I don't remember much about preschool besides a few core ideas. In no order, I absolutely abhorred my preschool teacher (her name was [redacted]) I loved oranges and bananas Woody was the only correct Halloween costume I was in love with this… Continue reading SAS 002: Your first crush
SAS: Share a story. I received a box of cards from a resident, each one with a unique prompt. The cards are meant to help people get to know each other. I plan on sharing the cards with our residents here, but since I won't be sharing with them, I'll be sharing with you. You'll… Continue reading SAS 001: What you know is right with the world