Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I spent most of my life living in Delafield, Wisconsin, about an hour outside of Milwaukee. I lived in Marquette, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula for my first four years of university. Just this past summer I moved to Milwaukee to continue my education.
I am currently studying History/Scandinavian Studies at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. I am really interested in medieval Scandinavian society (Vikings, warfare, etc.) I also have a softspot for the Danish involvement in the Holocaust. Eventually, I hope to move to Denmark and further my studies. I haven't quite decided what I want to be "when I grow up," but as long as I get to keep learning and working with history, I think I'll be alright.
I work full time, as well. I live with two pretty amazing ladies and two pretty comical cats.
I run a small kennel with my mother - we breed, raise, train, and show Australian Shepherd dogs. I've been involved in this for my entire life and my dogs mean a great deal to me.
Favorite TV Shows: Lost. I am a huge Lost junkie. Especially with the new season now that Hiroyuki Sanada is a regular guest star. I was really into Roswell when it was on (about 10 years ago). The Mighty Boosh is great. I am also a major Trekkie. I prefer the Next Generation, but I've seen pretty much every episode of every series. Long live Picard!
Favorite Bands/Musicians: My favorite band is Lucero. Close behind, in 2nd place is Langhorne Slim. In 3rd place is Yo-Yo Ma. After that comes an always rotating assortment of folky-funky-bluesy-awesomeness. I'm really into this California band called The Growlers, right now.
Favorite Movies: Tasogare Seibei (The Twilight Samurai). Nothing really compares to that movie, in my opinion. However, I'm also a pretty big fan of Alexander (I know, I know - I'm the only one in the world that likes that movie, I think), The New World, A River Runs Through It, Sunshine, and Jurassic Park.
Favorite Actors/Actresses: Hiroyuki Sanada is the man. I plan on naming my first born son after Stellan Skarsgard. I also really enjoy all things involving Tim Roth, Christopher Eccleston, and Mads Mikkelsen.
Favorite Books and/or Authors: I love everything by Farley Mowat and Tom Robbins. I'm also a big fan of Moby Dick, The Origins of Nazi Violence, Generation Kill, and The King Must Die. I read a lot of non-fiction.
I am a sailor for life. I love to be on the water - sailing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, etc. I spend a lot of time outdoors - hiking, camping, snowshoeing, mountain biking. I love to get my heart pumping!
I have been on Livejournal for about 10 years now, but I just got this new screen name. I've started a new chapter in my life and I feel like I should have a journal that reflects that.
My journal is probably 60% friends only and 40% public. I post a lot of the everday oddness in my life and also random bits of photos, strange findings, reviews, etc.
I don't require a certain number of comments from my friends on here, but I do hope to form actual friendships here - I don't want to add friends just to have a high friend count, and I don't want people to add me for that reason.
So, if you're interested, feel free to add me and let me know that you added me on here (also, why you chose to add me would be nice to know :D)