These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things!

Wondering what would make your Metro Music Makers teacher smile? We asked them to tell us some of their favorite things (and the date of their birth!), and thought you might want to know too!

Sarah Cauthen * 1/7

Loves purple, chocolate anything, Coca Cola, milkshakes, sweet tea and lemonade. Her favorite restaurants are Takorea, P.F. Chang’s, Ippolito’s and any place with Thai food, and she loves to shop at Target, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. Her favorite flowers are roses and hydrangea, and she enjoys listening to good music, reading, crochet, playing with ferrets and good shows. Her favorite Starbucks beverages are peppermint mochas or other non-holiday mocha or caramel hot drinks.

Victor Ezquerra * 6/26

He likes the color blue and tulips. His favorite snack is sour candy, and he enjoys fancy juices and a Starbucks vanilla latte. His favorite stores to shop at are Etsy, Target and any music store. If he’s eating out, he enjoys sandwich places, thai and sushi. His hobbies are hiking, reading and writing, and if he were to receive a gift card, he’d prefer Target. (He’s allergic to cats.)

Tony Gibson * 7/23

Loves blue and tulips, but maybe not blue tulips. Favorite snacks are coffee ice cream and chocolate-covered espresso beans. He loves espresso, and his favorite Starbucks order is dopio espresso. His favorite places to shop are Express Men, Buckle and Nadeaus and he loves to eat at Pappasito’s Cantina, Ipps and Pure. His hobbies are mountain biking, water skiing, paddleboarding and motor biking. His favorite gift cards are from Pappasito’s Cantina, Buckle, Stephen David Leonard and Amazon.

Mark Grundhoefer * 3/7

Loves green, Kettle Chips, donuts, sweet tea and cold brew coffee at Starbucks. Enjoys Chick-fil-A and Shake Shack, and shopping at music stores, especially reverb.com. Besides playing music, he enjoys playing disc golf and video games (PS4). (Allergic to flowers and cats.)

Badie Khaleghian * 6/10

Loves blue, snacking on dark chocolate and drinking pomegranate juice or a white chocolate mocha from Starbucks. He loves to shop at American Eagle and Best Buy and eat at The Cheesecake Factory. His hobbies include kayaking, hiking and running. 

Annie Lagomasino * 9/7

Her favorite color is sage green or peach, and she loves orchids. She enjoys snacking on Cheez-its & KIND bars and drinking lemonade, and if she’s at Starbucks, she’ll order a cold brew with cream. She loves to shop at Target, LOFT and T.J.Maxx, and her favorite restaurants are Chipotle, Chick-fil-A and Carrabba’s. Her hobbies are puzzles, reading, swing dancing and gaming. She loves receiving gift cards from Starbucks or Amazon.

J.T. Lee * 3/24

Loves blue, Twizzlers, Skittles and coffee. Enjoys shopping at H&M, and loves to eat at any burger joint. Enjoys music, movies and baseball, and his Starbucks drink of choice is a venti caramel macchiato with almond milk and 4 shots. He loves music and baseball.

Art Linton * 7/17

Art’s favorite color is blue, his favorite flowers are sunflowers, and he likes to snack on salted almonds. Orange juice, La Croix Orange and Izzie Orange are his beverages of choice, and a double tall latte is his Starbucks go-to. He loves to shop at Guitar Center and Atlanta Discount Music. His favorite restaurants are Mezcalitos in Decatur, Melton’s App & Tap in Decatur and Steinbecks in Oakhurst. His hobbies include playing guitar, listening to music, reading, golf and walking. His favorite spot for a gift card is Dancing Goats Coffee.

Sara Longwell * 5/10

Loves pink, Oreos, Pringles, Snapea Crisps (all vegan), Diet Coke, and (dairy-free) coffee (a soy latte from Starbucks is a fave). She loves to shop at Tarte Cosmetics, ThredUp, Target, Amazon, Peach & Lily, Erin Condren, and Etsy. Her favorite restaurants are Starbucks, Talay Thai Cuisine, Nacho Daddy, and Mellow Mushroom. She loves peonies, reading, and true crime stories. (Sara is a vegan—no meat, fish, dairy or eggs.)

Nita McKoy * 6/12

Loves purple, peanut butter M&Ms, caramel popcorn, cookies and cream ice cream, and Doritos. She loves to drink Diet Dr. Pepper and Coke, as well as anything caramel from Starbucks. She loves to shop at Macy’s and DSW Shoe Warehouse and eat at Italian restaurants. She loves hot pink roses, and she enjoys singing, playing piano, games, shooting pool, playing games and cards, and attending concerts. (Allergic to many foods, cats and some dogs.)

Michael Pagel * 10/22

Loves the color green, gummy bears, lemonade, and coffee with cream and sugar. His favorite place to shop is Amazon, and he loves to eat Chick-fil-A and thai food. His favorite flowers are morning glories, and he loves computers and video games.

Joseph Satralkar * 11/21

His favorite color is yellow; his favorite flower is hibiscus. He loves to snack on potato chips. He enjoys reading and shopping online.

Annie Summar * 8/5

Her favorite colors are blue and dark green, and she loves sunflowers. Her snacks of choice are pretzels, chips and queso, and apples and peanut butter. She loves Spindrift Sparkling Water and coffee—especially cold brew and peppermint mochas from Starbucks. Her favorite stores to shop are Target, Etsy, Barnes & Noble, Urban Outfitters and American Eagle. She loves eating at Slim Chickens, Chipotle and Panera Bread, not to mention any burger, Mexican or pizza joint. She enjoys running, reading and anything outdoors. Her gift card store of choice is Target.

Abigail Sykes * 10/24

Loves sage green or peach, and hydrangeas are her favorite flower to display. She loves to snack on fruit or peanut butter M&Ms, and her favorite drinks are Diet Coke or grapefruit sparkling water. She’s not a coffee drinker, but does enjoy Starbucks’ summertime teas. A big thrifter, she loves shopping at Target, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods. For fast food, she chooses Chick-fil-A or Taco Bell. She enjoys interior decor/design, reading, hiking and camping.

Kristen Van Dyke * 6/17

Loves blue, salt and pepper Chips, and Pirate’s Booty. Drinks water, and a caramel apple spice or chai latte from Starbucks. Love to shop at Target and Amazon and eat at Chad Thai and hibachi restaurants. She loves bright, colorful flowers, Netflix, and playing with her puppy, and she’s trying to be more crafty!