Attempting to challenge my mind and body almost every day. Consciously thinking about how I'm interacting with the world, and trying thoughtfully to make it a better place for all of us to live in, without trying to make those changes in a manner that will eventually burn me out from thinking/engaging in those types of things too much.
I'm (one of the many) young professionals in Portland who works- sometimes a bit too much. But I do cool stuff! Designing buildings is really nifty! And I work with great people in the architecture/engineering/construction industry! So while work is sometimes really stressful, it's also pretty darn rewarding.
When I'm not at work, I can usually be found doing one of the following: biking aimlessly around town (or out of town); walking long distances; attending a lecture; attending a political meeting; helping out at the tool library; browsing books at Powells; reading- somewhere...; drinking tea; grabbing a pint of cider at the pub; chatting with strangers; chatting with friends; building things; gardening (/killing plants); contemplating the fact that I have too many hobbies and interests; trying to figure out "life as an adult".
Or I'm eating.
Food: Some foods hate me, but whatever- I can usually find a gluten free option almost anywhere. I could eat Thai every day, Indian is great, and of course anything made with fresh local veggies and fruits rocks my world. I've considered raising rabbits as a meat source, but haven't yet learned how to skin them....
Music? Turn it on, and I'll probably be bouncing my head around and singing in a few minutes, no matter what it is. Although to be quite honest I spend a lot of time listening to classic rock. In Portland, this means I am made fun of fairly frequently.
Possibly either at the gym/in the pool/on a bike ride, at home cooking, at the bar for happy hour, and whichever of the above, typically in bed pretty early because I'm exhausted after a long week. This question should ask about Saturdays. Or- to be more Portland specific- "your last worknight of the week".
-Wander around Forest Park, Mt Tabor, or another local park.
-Beverage (adult or otherwise) on a patio in the sun.
-Portland Art Museum?
-Dinner and the symphony!
Look, I'm making this super easy- you can literally just pick an activity and send me a message saying "let's go do X sometime", with a suggested time and date! I'm far more interested in meeting people in real life then spending forever messaging back and forth. If we click- as friends or otherwise- great! If not, at least we got out of the house/did something different for a while!