I definitely attribute both my love of the written word and admiration of the visual arts to the works of Shel Silverstein. As a kid, I idolized his poetic humor and often traced his quirky drawings.
Bad drivers, terrible grammar, movies with loud music and quiet dialogue, tangled earbuds, and people that chew gum with their mouth open or squish toothpaste from the middle of the tube.
Snowboarding is my biggest passion, closely followed by reading, music, writing, art, learning to ride a motorcycle, mountain biking, my awesome dogs, and my friends and family. And ice cream!