I have two bikes that I put together myself, but I don't ride as much or as often as you might expect from a bicycle mechanic. I like rock-climbing, bouldering, to be specific. I also got into tennis this past summer, and I love it (get it? A little tennis pun there). I just have too many things I like doing, when I have the energy, that is, and that isn't as often as I'd like. I've heard it enough times to know that I'm pretty funny, I mean, I crack myself up sometimes/regularly. Puns are always appreciated, and the sharper the wit, the better. I appreciate intelligent humour because as Tina Fey says, "You can tell a lot about a person by what they laugh at."
I'm serious and deliberate about things that are important to me, such as self-improvement and mindfulness. I aim for what Brené Brown, one of my favourite authors, calls "wholehearted living," the willingness to be vulnerable, to be imperfect, gracious and compassionate.
I read A LOT. I prefer non-fiction, but "The Alchemist" softened my distaste for fiction, just slightly. I'm obsessed with reading anything that has to do with the brain, from psychology to neuroplasticity to mental health. Issues of "Scientific American Mind," "Psychology Today," and "Mindful" litter my condo, along with the Humans Of New York book. Malcolm Gladwell fills my iPad.
Historically, I don't watch TV, but I got talked into a free trial period so now I do, until November, anyway. I like watching baseball because of the nice, green fields, and I appreciate the pace of the game. I watch DIY shows quite a bit, but I've also had some pretty successful DIY projects, so I feel it is justified. Once I cancel the cable, I'll go back to using Apple TV and Netflix for movies and TED talks.
I have three stringed instruments (not three-stringed instruments).
I only know how to play two of them.