My middle name is Ellen. I am 5’0, blonde hair that is still mostly natural and I have hazel eyes. I am Jewish, and I love it. I go to Georgia Tech and I am studying Management which is their business program (I’ll do another post about my major another day). My two greatest interests in the world are:
- French everything: language, culture, literature and history especially.
- Cars- specifically European. With that I also love F1 racing.
- I am also currently learning German
I am from a suburb of Atlanta called Dunwoody, GA. I have lived in Georgia all my life and I consider my hometown and the other surrounding suburbs to be uncontested in a compromise that one can get between city life and a quiet home life.
My cultural interests are possibly the most unique about me, not even considering the aforementioned love of cars. I love orchestral pieces of music. I love classical music. Of those I can listen to hours upon days of music without lyrics. I have 162 tracks that are in a playlist I call “Scores Galore” in my iTunes. Notably I have all the predictable ones: John Williams, James Horner, Hans Zimmer. Unbelievably perhaps, neither of these composers wrote my favorite score which is by Adrian Johnson for the film Becoming Jane.
Ah, we’ve reached the topic of reading. Reading is easily my most active hobby. I read and re-read books and series that I love. I re-read the Harry Potter series every summer and coincidentally always fail myself to read them slower and seem to finish the series year after year in mid- June. I love to read books that movies have been based off of. Usually a movie will capture my interest and as the usual case the book will be even better. Most of the books I read do not take place in present day, or at least not many of my favorites do. Historical fiction (or non-fiction; I have read a full biography on Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI as well as “Becoming Jane” the biography for which the film was based) is my favorite.
My love of history is probably most prevalent in my taste of movies. I currently own around 50 DVDs. My mother thinks it a complete waste of my money. I have Pride and Prejudice (BBC and the Keira Knightly version), Emma, Becoming Jane, and Sense and Sensibility rounding off the first page and a half. I have The Young Victoria, Shakespeare in Love, A Knight’s Tale, Marie Antoinette, Pearl Harbor, Titanic, Far and Away and King Arthur to sum up most of my pseudo-historical films.
Because of my love for history, I have ambitions to visit many places and quite like most people most of the places are in Europe. I have visited Paris, France three times (unfortunately for me it’s only been Paris [and Versailles] but I’d like to visit the rest of the country); Amsterdam, Netherlands; Salzburg, Austria; Munich, Germany; Seville, Spain; and I’ve been to the whole of the state of Israel twice.
When I finish school I have a list of places I’d like to go once I have the resources. They’re ranked for the most part but of course it might change.
1. United Kingdom
Obviously these trips would have to be at least 2 weeks each.
Lastly, a few things you should know. I might be using this blog to get out some pent up aggression but any names you read besides my own will be fabricated. I have interests but not passions, it’s not in me to be passionate about anything unless it’s truly my own and usually things like that don’t stay ‘just mine’ for long.