Let's see, I'm more or less a Portland native, and I take every opportunity to get out and enjoy this wonderful city and its surroundings. Restaurants, bars, shows, galleries, Blazers and Timbers games, the gorge, Hood, Smith Rock, and beyond. I'm also really into movies and music, but I wouldn't call myself a buff in either category. Spike Jonze's Her was my favorite film last year, and I'm really digging Beck's new album, Morning Phase. Oh yeah, and I read comic books: The Walking Dead, X-Men, Saga, etc.
What else? I'm a big animal lover. As you can see, I have myself a cat whom I've named Auryn, pronounced like "Warren" without a "w". His namesake is the medallion that Atreyu wears in the NeverEnding Story. He's pretty much the best cat ever. He even puts up with my notion that he'll learn to walk on a leash.
As for life philosophies, I'm of the opinion that regular exercise, seeking supportive friends, eating healthy foods, pursuing one's passions, and embracing change are infinitely important. I believe that learning a visual language, a musical language and a secondary spoken language can open doors to you like nothing else, although I seem to be having a life-long struggle with the last two. I recently started taking guitar lessons and I swear I'm making progress!