I could sort of list out a bunch of interests and things I like, but let’s try this... I’ll describe a typical fun day I’d like to have.
I get up around 8 and check my email and catch up on some news on my iPad while I’m still snug in my bed; next up: breakfast, usually a banana, and a bagel with salmon flavored cream cheese and a cup of Starbucks instant coffee. I usually listen to KPLU in the mornings while I’m having breakfast.
Next, I’ll try to read for an hour in my favorite chair with the sun shining in on me. Right now I’m reading ‘Who Stole the American Dream, by Hedrick Smith’; and ‘Hardwiring Happiness, by Rick Hansen’. That’s pretty typical of what I read... mostly non fiction stuff about how the world works.
After reading it’s time to head outside to play in the yard. Water some plants, check out my rose bushes, and maybe do some mowing and raking and trimming on the landscape. It always surprises me how fast time goes by when I’m out in my yard. I usually take a few minutes after I do some project and just sit there thinking about how cool it looks too! LOL
Next up, it’s off to play golf. Hopefully with some of my pals, but I will go as a single no problem. On the way, I stop by my favorite Pho shop for lunch. My favorite course is the “Home Course” in DuPont. It’s a bit of a drive down there, but way worth it! I love the “Home Course” because it’s big and wide, and you get a sense of ‘going somewhere’ as you journey along the layout taking in the sights and smells and sounds.
After golf, it’s off to happy hour snacks or dinner somewhere and a few beers with my friends, or maybe back to my house to fire up the barbeque. Later, I might head up to the Triple Door or Jazz Alley to check out some music, or maybe take in a cool lecture by an interesting speaker somewhere. I’m not much of a TV watcher, but I do love “The Amazing Race” and I record it so I can watch it when I want to.
So that would be an ideal day for me. Of course in the winter it might be skiing instead of golf, or maybe do some ‘local explorer’ fun like take a drive up to Bellingham for lunch or ‘go public’ an hop the bus downtown and do a street hike up to Capital Hill or poke around the International District looking for interesting food and dive bars.
I should point out that I’m pretty liberal and laid back too. I don’t expect everyone else to think like me and I don’t judge them when they don’t... well, at least I TRY not to! I’m pretty well traveled, but at this point I’d say I’m more interested in local or regional exploration than any big international trips. I also think it would be fun to learn Spanish!