I enjoy spending my free time rock climbing, hiking, biking and generally just finding any excuse to not be inside. It's been great living in Seattle since you can be outside pretty much all year. Montreal winters and Boston summers make the weather here pretty easy to deal with by comparison.
I like to be around people who challenge me and who help me look at the world and myself in new and different ways. I also enjoy laughing and making jokes. I like to think of my sense of humor as being quick and witty, but there's a good chance that it's actually just sarcastic and inappropriate. Either way, I laugh a lot, and it's a nice bonus when other people laugh too.
My favorite board game is Settlers of Catan and I will gladly stay in to drink beer and play. I am really good at tying knots.
Outside of work I'm just trying to enjoy life and get outside of the city to explore. I I've gotten into alpine climbing over the past year and I try and spend my weekends in the mountains. Although, I still enjoy a nice relaxing weekend in the city.
Music: the Grateful Dead, bluegrass, folk, Blind Boys of Alabama, Rage Against the Machine , Yo Yo Ma, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Stan Rogers, Richie Havens, Phish, John Butler ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdYJf_ybyVo )
Movies: Breaking Away. I still hold my breath at the last scene even after seeing it a hundred times. The Big Lebowski is second on the list, followed closely by the Lion King.
I don't know if this counts as a movie, but I think Planet Earth is just the best and every time I watch it I want to quit grad school and join the camera crew. I also have a small crush on David Attenborough because of it. Truth be told it's not a small crush...
2) green leafy vegetables
3) waterproof jacket
4) wool socks
5) bike helmet - I crashed once and broke my helmet. Other than a few cuts and bruises I was fine. Wear a helmet when you ride a bike!
6) toothbrush and toothpaste
-When you say "I can't" you try anyway.
-You're passionate about something. It really doesn't matter what.
-You've found any errors here with my spelling or grammar