I am addicted to exploring new places and roaming about. I've spent a great deal of time in the last few years exploring the world by van, bicycle, foot, plane, train and boat and I will continue doing so as often as I can manage!
These days my biggest hobbies are cycling, studying bossa nova on the classical guitar (so beautiful!) and travel though I also am working to perfect my lentil curry cooking skills, brewing beer, expanding my photo editing techniques and playing with the raspberry pi.
The Big Lebowski, Lost in Translation, O Brother Where Art Thou, Castle in the Sky, The Blues Brothers
I have an unusual enfatuation with bossa nova which I'm currently studying on the guitar. Wonderful wonderful stuff. I love music and with that comes new artists all the time but my top favorites to listen to include The Beatles, Air, Broken Social Scene, Belle & Sebastian, The Notwist, Radiohead, Bibio, Manu Chao, M83, Bjork, Animal Collective, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, Phoenix, Stan Getz & João Gilberto's album Getz/Gilberto, everything Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote.
Ah, food. Mmm. Every kind of vegetable and lots of them. Beans, mushrooms, olives, beans, lentils, kale, chard, broccoli, steel cut oats, raisins, bananas, spinach, bananas, apples, peaches, nectarines, apricots, zucchini, hummus, gyros, burritos, indian curries, thai noodles and curries, vermicelli, dark chocolate, carrot salad, rooibos tea, peppermint tea, cashews. Styles I most often eat are Thai, Indian and Mexican.
Do any of these ideas sound fun to you?
- talk about traveling the world over tea or coffee
- go for a bike ride and a) picnic at a park, b) drink tasty beers, c) drink tasty cocktails, or d) all of the above
- go square dancing at the Tractor Tavern
- go for a hike or whatever you call walking around parks in seattle
- figure out how to cook saag paneer