When I'm not being responsible enough to keep myself housed, studying, and working, I try to spend my time outdoors (at least when the weather's good) doing something interesting: hiking, biking, nature photography, etc. And if the weather happens to prevent the previously mentioned activities, then I tend to end up more the homebody type; I break out my tv box sets or Netflix streaming, and marathon entire seasons.
Being a sponge for both useful knowledge & pop culture junk.
Contributing my pointless culture knowledge to my Geeks Who Drink trivia teams.
Keeping a totally irrelevant conversation about dumb stuff going for hours ... as well as arguing a totally irrelevant point for hours (if I feel like it).
Movies: 'True Stories' (if you've ever even heard of this movie you're already super awesome in my book), 'Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas' as well as most Terry Gilliam films, most Stanley Kubrick films, Robert Altman films (especially Nashville), the early and middle films of Steve Martin, 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World', 'Patton', 'Rushmore', 'Silverado', 'Lost In Translation', 'The Right Stuff', 'Sleeper', 'Hedwig & The Angry Inch', 'Stripes' & 'Airplane' to name a few. I'm also a huge fan of just about every cult film in existence, especially 'Army Of Darkness', 'The Big Lebowski', 'Rocky Horror Picture Show', 'The Warriors' & 'Fight Club'. And of course, classic 80's fair like 'Better Off Dead', 'One Crazy Summer', 'Sixteen Candles', etc., although my favorite 80's film is 'Real Genius'.
TV Shows: Community, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Misfits, Justified, Flight Of The Conchords, Portlandia, Deadwood, Futurama, The Critic, Archer, Bob's Burgers, the first 10-12 seasons of The Simpsons, Raising Hope, Spaced, Top Gear UK, The Wild Wild West, The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr., Jack Of All Trades, Burn Notice, Star Trek: Original Series & Next Gen., Kids In The Hall, The IT Crowd, That Mitchell And Webb Look, Peep Show, Black Books, The Mighty Boosh, Snuff Box, Workaholics, Black Adder, Fawlty Towers, all of Eddie Izzard's stand-up specials, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World Of Gumball, Phineas & Ferb, Modern Family, Heroes, Chuck, News Radio, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Venture Brothers.
Music: American Roots music of the 20's-30's, 60's Garage Rock, 50's Roots-Rock/Rockabilly, 70's-early 80's Punk, 70's-80's Prog-Rock, 80's-90's Alternative/Indie, Modern-era Indie, 80's-early 90's Hip-Hop, Honky-Tonk/Outlaw/Alt-Country, British Reggae/Ska, Brit-Pop/Shoegaze, most Singer/Songwriters, most Classic Rock, most 80's New Wave/Pop, old Blues, smatterings of Jazz classics & World music & female pop singers, also a fairly large number of awesomely bad pop songs. I could easily write out a ridiculously long list of bands & musicians here, but I'm going to try and exercise brevity and list roughly 5-10 of my favorite artists (this isn't going to be easy): David Byrne/Talking Heads, Ryan Adams/Whiskeytown, Chuck Prophet, Neko Case/New Pornographers, The Smiths/Morrissey, They Might Be Giants, Gram Parsons, Pixies/Frank Black/Black Francis/The Breeders, Pink Floyd & Spoon... and The Decemberists. ... and Tom Petty.
And Genesis/Peter Gabriel.
The Periodic Table of the Elements (Did you know that a glob of pure gallium metal will melt from the heat of your hand? How freakin' awesome is that!?)
Time itself, the one direction you can't stop moving, specifically: the historical past; my past; my long-term future and the long-term future of Earth and the Universe.
The concept of 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th (and so on) Dimensions.
The idea that every decision point in my life (no matter how inconsequential) potentially branches out into an infinite number of parallel universes (and if so, which version am I... am I the one making the best choices, the worst, the average?).
And then there's the stuff like, "Where am I going to get dinner?", or "What tv series should I marathon on Netflix tonight?", or "Should I put on my right shoe first... or my left one?" You know... the REALLY DEEP stuff.
you enjoy engaging in spirited conversations about significant metaphysical concepts, trashy celebrity gossip crap, crazy scientific discoveries & random pop culture observations; sometimes (often times) within the same conversation.
you have an affinity for exploring the outdoors whenever possible, but could just as easily spend a day indoors watching classic comedy films or an awesome tv series like, let's say, Sherlock or Doctor Who.
you enjoy reading (and if you've continued all the way down to this very last line, I'm presuming you do indeed, enjoy reading).