I love adventure. I make it my mission to travel some place new every year. Last year I went to Taiwan and Vietnam; the year before, I went backpacking in Costa Rica. Just returned from a National Parks road trip with lots of hiking and auto touring.
Recently SCUBA certified, dive and snorkel buddies wanted!
What's your best adventure story?
...driving. Drove myself across-country in 3 days.
...pedaling my bike 100+ miles. Cycling from SF and LA sounds fun to do some day.
...hiking 14+ hour at a time. Half Dome twice and reached the most dangerous part of the US. Guess where this is!
...volunteering. I spent a college Spring Break in New Orleans for post-Katrina relief and many as a camp counselor.
...challenging myself and others. Physically and mentally. I am a board game fanatic (especially Scrabble) who doesn't back down from pull-up challenges.
My broad shoulders...I swam often growing up
That I love to explore and travel...Thoreau had it right in saying it is vain to sit down and write when one hasn't stood up to live. I love new experiences, from going out and seeing new sights or watching movies or documentaries on the couch. Anthony Bourdain's new show is addicting.
If I were a dog, I'd be a huskie. Being active outside is important to me.
Movies...anything really, love sci-fi, thrillers, but also movies having themes of overcoming adversity. Minority Report, Jurassic Park, A Beautiful Mind, The Departed
Shows...it's a hodgepodge: Castle, The Office, Modern Family, Revenge, Lost, Seinfeld, Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown
Food...fresh and healthy is the winning combination! Dines-about-town a couple times a week, but home-cooked meals more often than not.
A travel bug that has taken me to the bottom of a well in China (this is a fun story you should ask me about), to the best croissants and poutine in Montreal, to my knees in an underground Vietnamese war tunnel, and to the warm sips of Christmas gluwein in Berlin.
Watching or playing sports of all kinds. I've been on several teams...fencing, basketball, cycling, and dragonboat. Recently into rock climbing, indoors and out...always looking for climbing partners ;)