My Hobbies Outside of Computer Science


My biggest passion outside of Computer Science is music. This includes listening, playing, and composing. I'm currently the keyboard player for the Wofford faculty band, Eddie & the Endnotes.

Favorite Music

My favorite type of music to listen to is 60's and 70's rock/pop. I'm an avid fan of The Beatles, and enjoy studying/analyzing their music. I also own more books about them than I care to admit. Other than The Beatles, some other groups I really enjoy listening to include Elton John, Pink Floyd, Bee Gees, The Rolling Stones, and Here Come The Mummies.

Instruments I Play

My favorite instruments to play (pictured below) are:

  • piano/keyboard (Yamaha Portable Grand DGX-650)
  • guitar (Epiphone Casino / Epiphone SG G-1275)
  • bass guitar (Epiphone Viola)

I also like to dabble around on a variety of other instruments including the mandolin, violin, trombone, banjo, and dulcimer.

TV, Movies, & Video Games

I enjoy quite a few movies, TV shows, and video games (although I don't do as much gaming as I used to). Some of my favorites are:

  • Movies: James Bond, any Jim Carrey movie, Titanic, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter
  • TV shows: The Office, Lost, The IT Crowd, Keeping Up Appearances, Game of Thrones, Star Trek
  • Video games: The Legend of Zelda, Silent Hill, Final Fantasy 7, The Sims

Other Interests

I have always enjoyed learning new things, and one of those things is foreign languages. I mostly use Duolingo at the moment. The three languages I am learning (although still at an elementary level) are:

  • German
  • Russian
  • Japanese

I also enjoy toying around in the stock market using the Robinhood app. Feel free to learn more about it here.