Music is a huge passion of mine: there's really nothing quite like sitting in the symphony hall with your eyes closed listening to a live performance of a Brahms symphony (or better yet Ein deutsches Requiem), or getting shoved around in a packed rock concert to the beat of a fierce double-bass drum. It can be transcendental. I enjoy almost any form of art however.
I try to be creative whenever I can (mostly musically, but I also dabble in photography).
I play music as often as possible, in a wide swath of styles. I play guitar in everything from jazz combos to cover bands to pit orchestras for musicals, as well as original rock and metal projects. I do a bit of composing, some choir singing, and (bad) piano playing. Newest additions to this list: conducting and learning to play the cello.
I'm vegetarian for a combination of environmental, ethical, and health reasons. If that scares you , let me change your mind by cooking some tasty vegetarian/vegan food for you.
I have a small but significant collection of board games of the slightly more obscure variety than, say, Parker Brothers or something. Mostly "Euro-style" games along the lines of "Powergrid" and "Ticket to Ride." If you've heard of either of those, bonus points for you!
I like arcane words, and language in general.
I'm prone to long, meandering strolls with no destination in mind. Especially if it's raining.