I like learning and exploring. Natural history has been one of my big areas of interest, learning birds, plants, track and sign. There are always interesting things to look at when I go for a hike, though I also just enjoy the physicality of a good hike.
Don't let the fact that some of my profile and all of my pictures are outdoorsy fool you :-) I do like the outdoors, but spend plenty of time inside too (usually the outdoor things are more photogenic than the indoor things though - hence the photos). See the "what I'm doing" section if you want to know more about my indoor pursuits :-)
I try to get in some adventuring from time to time, whether that be getting out for a little paddle or taking a train trip to the other side of the continent.
Recent endeavors include:
-Rock hounding - I really enjoy discovering cool rocks and learning some of their secrets. Shhh.
-Pika call analysis. I really enjoying mixing my technological and natural history interests. This summer I started working on a project to analyze audio to pull out pika calls from it and hopefully in the near future analyze the calls to start exploring/answering interesting questions.
I'm good at guessing - turn me loose on charades or a 'lateral thinking' puzzle and watch out! I think a big part of this is not being worried about being wrong and just trying a bunch of things until something starts to stick.
Movies: Coen Brothers, UHF, Charlie Kaufman, I Heart Huckabees, Heartbreaker, Stranger Than Fiction, Dr. Horrible, Strictly Ballroom, ...
Shows: Pushing Daisies, Firefly, Brooklyn nine-nine, Parks and Rec, Game of Thrones, Psych
Music:They Might Be Giants, Cake, Barenaked Ladies, Beatles, Johnny Cash, Frank Black, Avett Brothers, Decemberists...
How to make meaning.