Job: I teach 8th grade English and I love it.
Other: I trek almost every Sunday throughout the wilderness of San Diego. I try to travel somewhere exciting at minimum once a year. I like to go to my cabin on weekends to relax. I enjoy listening to old records and drinking martinis. A good conversation trumps all of these.
If something mechanical/technical isn't working, I try to fix it. I'm a compulsive problem-solver and the daughter of an engineer.
Books: (I majored in literature, so I eat up most classic texts)
...and anything by F.Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, Roald Dahl, Edward Gorey, Virginia Woolf, or Bill Bryson.
Also, I love poetry. It was my first love.
Movies: (Besides literature, my other major was film history)
I like old films, but I'm not opposed to new ones -- just often disappointed.
...and anything by Hitchcock or Kubrick - or with Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, et al.
Food: love it! All, except olives -- love them in my martinis and in my oil, but nowhere else, alas.
2. adventure (to go everywhere and do everything)
3. open eyes (to watch it unfold)
4. pen and paper (to jot it all down)
5. laughter (to put it in perspective)
6. family (to be there when I'm done)
-the nature of people.
-how to fix a problem