After getting a Masters in physics, I left my home state of Florida to try a new life in Madison. I love science, but the PhD route just wasn't for me...did get a few papers out of it though.
Really enjoy my job here, and Madison in general, so I plan to stick around for quite a while, and take advantage of everything Wisconsin has to offer.
Staying in shape.
A lot of reading.
Spending as much time outside as I can when the weather's nice.
Music: Jamiroquai, Pinback, Mother Mother, Radiohead, Imogen Heap, Tegan and Sara, Nobuo Uematsu, Yasunori Mitsuda, Ken Ashcorp
Shows: I'm watching less and less television...I can't find anything that's really pulling me in.
Games: Zelda, Final Fantasy
Food: Almost anything - I could eat dark chocolate all day. I also love salmon.
2) Walking / Hiking
3) Good friends
4) Really interesting books
I have an active interest in theology, though I'm an atheist. I particularly enjoy Biblical studies: who wrote the Bible and why (a long list of people with very different - sometimes antagonistic - motivations). I like comparative analyses of the Gospels, and the subtly different ways they viewed Christ.
I used to read a lot of fiction, especially fantasy, but not so much anymore. I do read a lot of books on narrative structures, and the cognitive philosophies behind why we create stories the way we do.
In a pinch, I'll also read textbooks for fun - history, science, literature...every once in a while I'll pick up my old physics textbooks to brush up on my empirical and mathematical skills.