Favorite Albums:

  • Counting Crows - August and Everything After
  • Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
  • Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience
  • Death Cab For Cutie - The Photo Album
  • Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
  • TesseracT - Altered State
  • Semisonic - Feeling Strangely Fine
  • Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
  • The Birthday Massacre - Walking With Strangers
  • Explosions In The Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
  • Dance Gavin Dance - Tree City Sessions
  • Counting Crows - This Desert Life
  • Lorde - Pure Heroine

Favorite Books:

  • Terry Pratchett - The Truth
  • Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged
  • Harper Lee - To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Stephen Chbosky - The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Seth Goodin - Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
  • N. H. Kleinbaum - Dead Poets Society
  • Eckhart Tolle - Practicing the Power of Now
  • Stefani Ruper - Sexy by Nature
  • Henry Hazlitt - Economics In One Lesson
  • Oatmeal - How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You

Sappy Life Lessons:

  • At the end of the day, people might not remember what you did, but they will always remember how you made them feel.
  • Don't be afraid to kill your baby (baby = past code/projects).
  • Just because you don't know something right at this second, doesn't mean you can't or won't ever.
  • while (no success) { try again; if(dead) break; }
  • If you spend your whole life waiting to go after what you want until you think you're ready, you'll spend your whole life waiting.

Things To Try As An Adult At Least Once Before You Die:

  • Blanket fort building
  • Lord of the Rings marathon
  • Finger painting
  • Turning off your phone and having a human holiday
  • Haiku writing
  • Dressing up for Halloween
  • Getting out of your comfort zone