I like a variety of activities and pursuits. I enjoy cooking. If you asked my mother if she would ever think I would become proficient (and arguably adept) in the kitchen, she would have probably have laughed. I sort of just fell into it. Once I got back from Iraq, I went to school full time and during the day I began watching cooking shows on PBS. A hobby was born.
I own a sailboat with a friend which we buoy on Lake Calhoun during the summer. I am still learning the ropes, but nothing beats a nice day on the lake with a good wind. I took a group of friends out on July 4th and saw one of the best fireworks displays I had seen in a while.
I appreciate movies and television shows on a basic level, and also on a more critical level. I can watch the most mundane comedies and still laugh, while also being able to watch a foreign or independent film that maybe takes a second viewing to really "get" it. My favorite place to catch a movie is at the Riverview Theater in South Minneapolis.
I have many other interests and hobbies, but I feel as though this summary is starting to become less of a synopsis and more of a full viewing. That being said, I enjoy theater and art, video games, travel (especially overseas).
Instead of discussing that all here, I would rather leave the details to an in person conversation (or at least email).