Life is an adventure, and I like it that way. It's the sum total of experiences: physical, rational, emotional. I try to aim for a balance of practical and theoretical, work and fun, comfort and novelty. That's not always easy-peasy, and that loops back to being interesting ...
But more concretely, I live in Madison WI, and I plan to be here a while. I have two lovely and awesome daughters, and I'm quite devoted to their well-being in all aspects. That means being here for the foreseeable future.
Which is a conflict with the adventuring - among other things, involvement in the burning man community (hello Lakes of Fire!), scuba diving, new countries, motorcycle trips ... did I mention balance and responsibility?
(Semi) Recent adventures have been Burning Flipside in Austin, Mayan ruins and diving, fun+work time in London. Where would you go next?
Shakespeare at APT in Spring Green.
All-time favorite movies include Blade Runner, Alien (and Aliens), Blues Brothers, Princess Bride, Casablanca, most Marx Brothers, Cowboy Bebop, The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Monty Python & The Holy Grail, City Of Lost Children, Army of Darkness, Seven Samurai (and the remakes in other genres could be a good marathon...). I don't watch a lot of TV but make exceptions for Doctor Who (classic and recent!) and a few other sci-fi serials.
Live music is excellent. My tastes run all over the place, but with a known bias towards guitar driven neo-psychedelia, shoegazer, and generally interesting noise; not so much into rap, country, or pop music but there is almost always worthwhile stuff in any genre. In no particular order: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Flaming Lips, Spacemen 3/Spiritualized, Stereolab, Brian Eno, Man Or Astroman?, Ali Farke Toure, Thievery Corporation, Butth*le Surfers, Camper Van Beethoven, Cornershop, Flying Saucer Attack, The Cramps, Frank Zappa, Jorma Kaukonen/Hot Tuna, Loop, The Mermen, Propellerheads, The Orb, Black Sabbath, Stooges, Velvet Underground, The Verve, Ween.
As far as food goes, I am completely omnivorous at this point and will always be willing to try something new and unusual - a friend and I had a quite excellent day in Japan where we only at food that came on sticks. Hot and spicy is a positive in my view. I prefer to try a new restaurant (often ethnic/regional) over repeat visits to the same place; that said, a current local favorite is Osteria Papavero. With 13 years of fending for myself as a vegetarian, I can also be a pretty decent cook when the occasion merits. In the last couple years, I have been focusing more on bread baking when it comes to kitchen creativity.
Learning something new every day
A good pair of boots
Where I've been, where I am, and where I'm going.
You've always wanted to take dance lessons and would like a just-friends partner to go with.