I try to keep busy even besides work. I often find myself wandering the city finding new restaurants and coffee shops. In Tucson I was taking a Kung FU class which I enjoyed a lot. We did meditation, breathing work and of course non-violent self defense. Leaving Tucson meant I had to leave that :( . For now I have been taking yoga and I may have found a place I like. Oh, and often I take on random hobbies. For instance I recently built a homemade 'laptop' (pretty nerdy I know). Unfortunately, I would usually bring it with me when I drove to coffee shops which I don't do much here in Portland (hard to pass up a walk on a nice day); so I'm stuck with my sleek futuristic (not as powerful / cool) work laptop :). Ask me about it if you think you might have some nerdy-ness in you (I do have a youtube video which is fun).
Lets see, what else: I have a cat (Abby) and she is quite great. Some people say she has some attributes of a dog (like the companionship and licking), but she still has a bit of an independent streak! We did drive all the way from Tucson to Portland together, and it was quite the exciting drive!
That's it for now. I look forward to hearing from you. If it is during the week and I'm on call I might not reply immediately, but I'll try.
Favorite quote: "Wisdom outweighs any wealth" -Sophocles