Sites that I visit Often
(or sites that are related to Who I Am)

School Related Links | Web Projects | Professional Interests | Theatre | Music | Television | Movies | Other Links

Well, in case you're interested in some of the sites that I visit for information and other random sites that are related to my life, you've come to the right place (now, why you would even come here to begin with, I haven't a clue!).  I do not consider this to be an exhaustive list of what is useful out on the Net (nor will I ever be able to compile such a list...go ahead, you try on your own), as some things may seem pointless to you but great to me (and vice versa) and you probably have come across these sites at some point in your web-browsing life (remember the WWW only really blossomed a little bit over 9 years ago and here we are today with so much stuff and crap out there).  Anyway, here we go:

School Related Links:

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I am a HUGE fan of musicals and more recently have been developing a taste for plays.  Ever since I saw my first Broadway musical in 1990 (a revival of Gypsy with Tyne Daly as Mama Rose), I have been hooked.  I like to see a show at least once or twice a year as a treat to myself.  I have seen a number of musicals (Les Mis, Miss Saigon, Phantom, Rent, Tommy) several times.  The Music Man was one of the first movie musicals I saw on video and I like to attribute Robert Preston's engaging Harold Hill for initiating my love of musicals.

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My musical tastes have varied over the years but overall it's pretty diverse.  I listen to pretty much anything aside from rap and heavy metal.  My favorite classical pieces are Beethoven's Violin Concerto (I learned from my high school English teacher, Mr. Greenberg, that he only wrote one) and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.  I'm still a HUGE fan of 80s music (as cheesy as it may be) but have an alternative folk bent in what I tend to listen to now.  The following are some of my favorite musical artists (and a couple of music-related sites that I frequent)...

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For better or worse, TV has been an integral part of my entire life, from watching old reruns of the original Star Trek series and CHIPs to the now canceled, but fantastic Now and Again and Law and Order, from Different Strokes (remember all those "special episodes"...i.e. with Nancy Reagan or kidnapping?) to the smart Malcom in the Middle and the now less funny Friends (I don't know why I watch that show anymore).  I consider myself a fairly knowledgeable person of TV trivia, particularly shows from the late 70s to the early 90s.  My TV viewing hours have been limited the past few years due to school and other random activities (hey, I might just have a smidgen of a social life...yay!).  But here are four shows that I still watch(ed) religiously and a couple of TV related sites that I frequent:

Here are some other TV shows that I have recently become interested in watching and have been starting to grow on me.  My options have been expanded recently through the magical world of DirecTV, which has opened me up to new call letters such as HBO, TLC, and SHO.  Also, my 9-5 Monday-Friday job with nothing to do afterwards, leaves me vulnerable to TV's glowing hypnotic presence.  It's quite scary.  Fortunately, due to the lack of quality programming on these 100+ channels, it has only "slightly" altered my viewing habits (what's the next step after addiction?):

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The price of going to a movie is now $10  in Manhattan, making me want to shriek in horror.  I still go, but only for the sound or if it is a good quality film.  I have to be more picky about the movies I'm seeing these days.  My 10 favorite movies are (in no particular order and subject to changes in mood): Star Wars, The Shawshenk Redemption, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Contact, Star Trek II, The Graduate, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Breakfast Club, and Léon: The Professional.  There are scores of other movies that are fabulous (Meet the Feebles not being one of them...and if you do know what I'm talking about, I feel for you), but they are too numerous to mention here and usually come up in casual conversation or wandering the aisles of a video store.  I do have a random database in my brain of movie quotes and trivia that is slightly less impressive than television but it still is somewhat vast (alas, where does all the useful information relevant to my life and career go in my brain? Well, apparently it goes in one ear and out the other).

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Other Sites I Visit Often (or recommend)

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