I have a difficult time explaining what I do for free time...because, really, what I do for work is stuff that I used to do to relax from work. I'm a makeup artist/costumer/writer/theatrical technician-designer, so I get paid to spend a lot of time in my own imagination, and figuring out how to make what's percolating in my head become a reality. When I actually get time away from work, I like to go horseback riding, play volleyball or paintball, play card games or (selected) role-playing games with my friends...there's actually a lot of stuff I like doing, I'll try almost anything once. If I like it, I might even do it again. I've got a long list of 'trump cards' I can pull out when I play "Have you ever..." I rarely watch TV, passionately despise 'reality TV' (shining examples of people selling their souls for fifteen minutes of fame...or notoriety)--haven't had cable for a while and regular network television is pretty bleak when it comes to enjoyable fare. I do spend a lot of time with DVDs playing as background noise, however.
I don't smoke, drink, or use drugs. I've got friends who do, and while I cringe at the thought of what they're doing to their bodies, it doesn't change the fact that they're good people . I've had a lot of people ask me why I don't do any of these things...quite simply, I've never wanted to. I'm quite content being the designated driver.
I have very deeply-held religious beliefs...among the strongest of which is that each person has to find their own way in life. While I was raised LDS, I have friends of several different faiths, including a few of no faith whatsoever (unless you count faith in humanity). As long as you're being a good person, your religion (or lack thereof) are between you and God and it's not my place to stand in judgment.
I'm a confirmed omnivore, I believe in "Live and let live", "I don't mind if you do, if you don't mind if I don't", and in generally trying to show due respect to everyone around you. I don't believe in entitlements, political correctness, or the misguided need to deride and belittle people for the sake of entertainment. It's one thing if you're Don Rickles or some other comedian...but too many people have made it part of their daily lives.
There's a lot more to be said, but only to those who actually take the time to ask.
I am introspective, apolitical, and self-assured