I grew up over in the U.K and have lived in a few different places. This has had a pretty big impact on how I look at things. A co-worker described me as convoluted but with firm conviction, I pointed out that those are two mutually exclusive concepts but he remonstrated and I saw his point. I hold firm convictions but usually have a varied enough way of explaining said convictions from multiple angles so as to obviate many potential arguments that might arise. Not that I'm adverse to partaking in a good political or philosophical debate.
I try to be out of the house most of the time. Granted, I might just be having a few beers at the bar down the street or I might be exploring a forgotten site of urban decay, either way, it's not going to be dull.
I do my very best to play soccer at least once a week and usually try and get a pickup game going whenever I can. I'm regularly disillusioned seeing as when I was a youngster I was a decent player, now I sort of meander around hoping the ball might magically find it's way to me. This strategy isn't always a great success.
I live right down the street from Forest Park so I spend a lot of time there, more often than not I'll just chill out by the fountains and read a book or take a stroll. I've been around some of the supposed 'best parks' in the world, but I really think that we're extremely lucky to have such a great network of parks here. Forest Park is hands down one of the best designed and aesthetically pleasing parks I've ever wandered through.
I'm big on traveling. I just got back from wandering around Italy and the Balkans. The way I see things, I may not have the nicest things in the world, but I'd much rather have the best experiences I can possibly have. I'd rather be an interesting fellow with plenty of good stories that may have to plead poverty occasionally than a well off sort that bores everybody half to death describing the fancy features on whatever new gadget he's showing off.
I go to a lot of live shows, I tend to not go to big shows simply because I'm usually working on them in one capacity or another so it's more fun to be paid to watch the show from backstage, I will however go to a lot of smaller shows in local venues. For my money that's the best show you're going to see anyway, a bunch of folks who really want to be there and really want to play instead of some washed old has-been touring because they can charge $200 a ticket.