Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Mostly I focus on my job. It's kind of a stressful environment
given that people fail out of/die in my career all the time, but I
spend a lot of time working to achieve that zen-like state that
will get me through training but not get me pulled over and
arrested while driving. I usually work 12-16 hour days, so I don't
have a huge amount of free time during the week, but I love what I
do so that helps a little :)
I love to discuss physics. It's kind of my thing. I'll do what I
can to avoid the subject if I see glazed eyes, but I could talk
about it for hours. One of my life goals is to invent
teleportation. Also, I have a special place in my heart for
Astrophysics and General Relativity so you can't have that piece. I
started doing some amateur astrophotography in my free time, and I
might try to get a nicer research grade telescope when I grow up
(and stop moving so much).
I'm a bit of an outdoor snob. I love hiking and backpacking but I
generally balk at camping requests because they colloquially imply
simply driving into the woods to sleep in a car (if you're going to
sleep in a tent, you should probably be more than 10 feet from your
vehicle). I love looking up at night in the middle of nowhere.
Sadly, I have yet to make it out to Big Bend.
I'm also really starting to get into philosophy and religion. I'm
an atheist, but I've read through the Bible and
Bhagavad Gita (working on the Koran) because
religion fascinates me. Every once in a while, when I get bored,
I'll whip out some Plato or Epictetus and then the party really
A recent endeavor I've developed is to learn a few other languages.
Spanish would be the optimal choice given that I essentially live
in Mexico, but I've started in on ASL and Swedish too. I took
Japanese in college because it was a "strategic language". Thanks,
I'm hypocritical in that I don't carry/own a concealed
weapon/handgun for safety reasons, but if lightsabers existed, I
would undoubtedly have two.