I love the violin, music is the most important thing to me. However, family or close friends come first, unless they can handle sacrifices for my professional future. I'll go to a party but won't be the life of it. I'm honest - I would rather withhold the truth than falsify it. I like political discussion, although I know most people hate getting dragged into one. I'm not judgmental or hold a grudge. I tend to play the devil's advocate, always try to see a new way to look at things. I'm a die hard optimist at heart, but like to put on the sarcastic face of a cynic from time to time. I love reading, eating, traveling, playing music, and watching movies or TV. I love seeing the symphony, even with all the stuffy old music snobs that frequent such events.