And the previous sentence disclaimer also feels perfunctory.
I appreciate living with a beagle because it makes my level of excitability seem more normal.
I would almost certainly rather be outdoors. But I love museums, art galleries, live music, and other indoor things too. I would just rather do things outside, usually. Cooking is great though because it can be done indoors or out.
I volunteer as a sailing instructor at a couple places around town. This activity provides much mirth. Volunteerism and public service are both really important to me.
The feeling of wind on my face is among my favorite things. This is one of the reasons why I so enjoy sailing, bicycling, windsurfing etc.
A body of water can hold my attention for hours. I will skip stones till I'm sore and stare at a river endlessly. I never consider this as time wasted, or as "doing nothing". Staring at water is definitely doing something. So is staring at mountains. Or trees. Or some other force or product of nature.
I've worn Carhartt dungarees (dungarees is a great word, no?) almost every day since high school; trousers with a different pocket structure throw my whole day a little bit.
Automatic transmission cars feel weird to me. I much prefer stick.
I hardly ever use abbreviations/acronyms when writing text messages.
I love words. And will often get really excited to run across a word that is a rare favorite. Some of my favorite words are quite common though. The word "clearly" is a lovely word. So is the word "lovely".
I believe the curative powers of hot toddies greatly exceeds that of chicken soup. I'm waiting for the article that provides evidence of this to appear in Science, Nature, or JAMA.
I was born in Seattle to Israeli parents. I've lived in Israel too (my politics could very well surprise you). I've spent some significant amounts of time in some other places. I have an international perspective on a lot of issues but I am very much so a creature of the Pacific Northwest and consider this my native habitat.