my name is natalie. my deep adoration for the world from the universe itself to the little different flavored quarks is immense. some of my favorite parts include, but are not limited to: music, words, the human brain, living beings, and open-mindedness. i play violin and some guitar, piano and mandolin. i read books, especially russian novels and historical fiction but i also love magazines like Newsweek, Cricket, and Rolling Stone. NPR is my favorite radio station. i apologize for rambling, but its what i do. be respectful. give the world your best. love the planet. express yourself. waste not. and finally, remind me that no one actually reads this stuff so i need to shut up.