Most of my free time is dedicated to attempting to memorize wine related facts. In my alternative free time I like take random road trips, golf, work out, play pick-up basketball when my ankles will allow it, and occasionally rub shoulders with the surly regulars populating the Foxwoods poker tables. I also like to make time to try new restaurants and bars, which I deem "work-related research" so I can write off the tabs at tax time (Does the IRS check OKCupid? No? OK, good.)
Conversely I am not very good at long division, hitting consecutive proper golf shots, or staying awake in the back seat of a car. But I'm working to get better at all three. Ok, maybe not the division.
Also, I've been told on more than a few occasions that I have the perfect voice for documentaries. So if you happen to know Morgan Freeman or Liev Schreiber, kindly let them know their jobs are in jeopardy. Thanks.
Movies: The Bourne trilogy, The Shawshank Redemption, Rounders, Swingers, The Lost Boys, Oceans 11, The Shining, Happy Gilmore, Heavyweights, A Few Good Men, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Also, (nerd alert!) all the Marvel movies, LOTR, Star Wars Trilogy, Nolan's Batman movies.
TV Shows: GoT, The Walking Dead, American Greed, seasons 3-6 of The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Later with Jools Holland, Daredevil, Jessica Jones. When I'm feeling particularly masochistic I watch the Knicks or the Giants.
Music: Pretty much anything. But favorites past and present include Led Zeppelin, Mumford and Sons, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews band, The Killers, Arcade Fire, Green Day, James Taylor, and anything on the "No Diggity" or "Mos Def" Pandora stations.
Food: All of it.
The shirt I got for winning a doubles badminton tournament
A fluffy pillow
You know what a negroni is and you could really use one right about now (and if you made it this far, you've probably earned it.).