I do computer programming for fun. It's an unusual hobby, but it's my creative outlet. I first got into it when I was 7 years old and discovered I could make stuff with just the computer in my parents rec room (it was so much cooler than gluing popsicle sticks together). I also write software professionally; I think I'm pretty lucky to have a job that's so close to what I do for fun.
Finally, I like learning things. And there's still a lot I want to learn about. A few things that come to mind are: Vancouver's live music scene, photography, cooking, theatre, modern art and beer (taste-wise, I don't even know the difference between a lager and an ale right now).
I know all the best places in Vancouver to buy chocolates—the product of coming from a family where everyone has a sweet tooth. Actually, I like being the guy who knows great places for food/coffee/entertainment/whatever, but I have more exploring to do before I can call myself an expert on anything other than chocolates.
Starting projects. But not the opposite...
Punctuation. May I draw your attention to my lovely em-dashes.
Sleeping. I've got this down. ...And yes, sleeping totally is something you can be good at :P
The Lives of Others
The Bad Lieutenant (the Nic Cage / Werner Herzog one)
Exit through the Gift Shop
The Act of Killing
Vonnegut, Steinbeck, Coupland
...but there's still an awful lot I haven't read
The Dirty Apron & Cafe Medina
The shadow of a colander during a partial eclipse
2. A good pair of shoes.
5. An umbrella (…I like Vancouver but I could do without all the rain).
6. Somewhere comfy to sleep.
2. At a friend's place for games and banter.
3. At home watching random videos on Youtube while eating take-out.
First, you've got plans that you're working towards accomplishing. 'Cause I want to ride on your coattails …just kidding! But I do think it's exciting to be with someone who's doing something cool with their life.
Second, you can teach me something. I've found that I feel very close to someone when I'm learning from them. Hopefully I can teach you something too.