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November 2015 Update
Long distance biking season is over, curling in full swing. Stupid
injuries to myself I made during the summer are all healed up. Just
moved to a new apartment, able to bike to/from work on almost
entirely bike paths, going to see how much of the winter I can
Main activity - bicycling. I have a car, thinking of selling it, my
bicycle is my primary form of transportation. I live downtown, most
things are 10 miles or less and easily accessible by bike, I drive
my car as a backup.
Winter primary sports - curling. Yeah, that sport you see at the
winter Olympics, we play it here in Columbus. Fairly good sized
club, our own building with ice just for us to play on.
Summer recreation - kickball. Everyone on my team is from the
curling club, we have so much fun hanging out with each other all
winter that we miss each other in the summer and started playing
kickball. We rarely win (I think we got 1 win last year) but in the
words of a friend of mine - 'Embrace the suck!'. We have fun and
that's all that matters.
Things that pay my bills - computer programming, various
Things that keep me happy:
bicycle safety advocacy and group bike rides
legal aid (I'm also a paralegal - do volunteer work)
children's rights advocacy - taking a sanity break now but I
usually am a Guardian ad Litem - GAL. Helping children who have
been the victim of domestic abuse.
I travel often, budget for an international trip every two or three
years. 2016 should be my next international trip.
I do frequent weekend trips for my hobbies. Sci-fi and gaming
What I’m doing with my life
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Biking as a form of transportation has really changed my
perspective on the world around me. There's so many interesting
things to see that you don't notice when you drive by in your car.
Columbus has some amazing sculptures and outdoor art exhibits, bike
slowly and enjoy the view!
I’m really good at
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I'm analytical. I think things through before I act. I tend not to
make snap judgments but think things over before I decide. I'm also
willing to admit I've made a mistake after further thought.
I'm also pretty good at making up analogies, explaining complex
ideas thoughts in ways that non-propellerheads can understand. I'm
like a shark, I... Uhm... Have to keep moving or I die? Hrm, needs
"I have never failed I have just found a thousand ways how to not
succeed" - Someone smarter than me
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm always laughing, usually at myself.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Current read: The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of our
Constitutional Republic - Akhil Reed Amar.
Next book to read: Elvis Costello has a book out!
Yes, I know. Reading books about constitutional law for fun. I'm a
bit odd that way
Music - Mostly 80s and early 90s. A few Favs include Social
Distortion, Violent Femmes, Elvis Costello, and the Ditty
Movies I'm much more likely to watch a foreign / art film than a
blockbuster. This doesn't mean I enjoy the occasional blockbuster
but if I'm ever going to re-watch something it's far more likely to
by Mary and Max, The Illusionist, Triplets of Bellevue or even Pi
than watch the latest blockbuster. It is not possible to watch
Lawrence of Arabia enough times however it MUST be at least a big
screen or movie screen, such a movie cannot be contained by less
than 40" screen.
I'm vegetarian however I eat fish, eggs and dairy occasionally.
Sushi is never turned down, Japanese and Korean are fantastic.
Middle eastern is second nature to me, MAZAH is one of my favorite
restaurants in town.
Due to future travel plans I may need to switch back to being an
omnivore, after 30 years vegetarian it should be quite an
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Logic puzzles, whether its Sudoku, riddles or even more complex (my
job is basically solving elaborate logic puzzles lucky me!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Everything. Or nothing. Frequently both at the same time. I range
from the simple to the complex, practical to theoretical.
I'm also thinking about my next trip. Maybe Africa?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Lots of things, from the boring (at home watching Netflix) to the
odd (Columus Area Boardgamers playing Euro-style boardgames), fun
(playing curling), or at a hockey game.
Then again, I just may be out at the bar watching a band play.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I used to be Muddy, the mascot for the Toledo Mud Hens. Go Hens!
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