I moved to Nashville a year ago (!!) for a postdoc at Vandy. I've made a bunch of wonderful of friends, been camping in the Smokies (and saw a bear!), started rollin' with the Nashville derby girls, and regularly go hiking in Percy Warner. But there's a lot I haven't seen or done, and I'm excited to get to know and explore the city and the region better!
Things I love to do: generally, I prefer to be outside. Preferably in the back woods, but I'll take a back porch too. I have lots of energy - someone once told me that I'm like a shark - if I stop moving I die. I'm not sure that's entirely true (do sharks really die if they stop moving?), but it *is* true that I'd way prefer to do something rather than watch a movie (unless it's something like Kurosawa's Dreams - man that was good).
I'm super excited about the weather; sunshine makes me happy. Last weekend (you know, which means some weekend in the late spring) I ran the 1/2 marathon I've been training for, and so now I'm onto other outdoor activities! This past weekend I went for a bike ride, went to a cook out, planted my garden, and went for a hike (not all in one day). That's pretty much my ideal weekend.