Ahem...sorry about that. I'm prone to be flippant.
To elaborate: I'm currently working at a large publishing company and for the most part, consider myself an adult. However, I feel that my sense of humor and creativity are also a huge part of my life, and that keeps me connected to who I was when I was younger, and who I will always be.
My job is mostly nine-to-five, leaving me time to pursue interests outside of work. I keep busy. I play bass (hopefully will be playing shows soon after an album release this fall), but sometimes I play acoustic and electric guitars. I'm also writing music for other projects.
I am a modest traveler and hope to travel more in the future. Unfortunately I do not get to go abroad very often, but I have been to Israel, Japan, Spain, Holland, France, Mexico, the Carribean, and Swampscott, MA. Hopefully, I can plan trips to Chicago and Thailand before the year ends -- that depends on my work situation.
I'm more than a casual nerd with some things, but I wouldn't call myself hardcore. I enjoy a video game here and there and get excited if any of my friends hosts a board game night. My social activities have a healthy amount of variety -- not just nerdy pursuits. If you think I'm not interested in something that you enjoy, try me. I'd love to give it a shot (as long as it doesn't involve violent crime, nationalism, clowns, or Larry The Cable Guy).
Outside of work, I find myself writing and recording music. The band I play in now has been described as "Crowded House meets Black Metal", but I find myself exploring other genres while writing.
If I'm not doing anything work- or music-related, it's likely to involve food or drink. I cook, motherfucker -- both meat and vegetarian dishes. I guarantee you won't have better shakshouka once you've tried mine, which is a dish I grew up cooking with my father. Outside of cooking, I really enjoy exploring restaurants and bars in this massive city. Even though I lived here a while, I still get excited when trying a new place. Though I'm more mindful of my diet these days, I still go out whenever possible.
Biking! As I type this, I'm researching folding bikes! During the warmer months I hope to go on a long ass bike ride exploration at least one day a week. Not really what you would call a gym rat, but I try to keep a healthy regiment of weightlifting, swimming, and yoga.
Favorites: Snow Crash, Song of Ice and Fire, 1984 (Yeah I know it was required reading in high school, but I still loved it), The Kite Runner, The Stinky Cheese Man, Malcom Gladwell's shit, Anthony Bourdain's shit. Dataclysm was a fun read too!
Movies: Kind of difficult for me to name my favorites (some of these might appear in 90% of other guys' profiles)... Alien, The Dark Knight, The Big Lebowski, The Matrix, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Inception, Coming To America, Fight Club, American History X, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Donald Duck in Mathemagic Land.
Shows: Whatever you think "typical" is...I guess you'd be right: The Wire ( I can't watch Law & Order anymore after watching this show), Breaking Bad, Battlestar Galactica (newer), Game of Thrones, Rome, Homeland, Archer, Boardwalk Empire, The Simpsons, Futurama, South Park, Metalocalypse, Daredevil, Animal Planet's: The Most Extreme, Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Life...I will watch anything that David Attenborough narrates...I also had True Blood on this list earlier - but now....blech...
Music: Recently, I've been exploring more Indie Rock/Funk/Alternative stuff, but metal and hard rock will always have a place in my heart. I'll try not to keep a long, pretentious list, but: Alice in Chains, Incubus, Primus, Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater, King Crimson, Sithu Aye, David Broza, Storm Corrosion, Animals as Leaders, Nine Inch Nails, Blonde Redhead, Gipsy Kings, Greg Howe, Dave Martone, Bombastic Meatbats, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, MF Doom, Michael Jackson, Jamiroquai, Killswitch Engage, Luna Sea, Maudlin of the Well, Pain of Salvation, Tool, A Perfect Circle, various classical/opera, various Jazz (Jaco Pastorious), a little Sinatra, good film scores/tv scores/game soundtracks (John Williams, Nobuo Uematsu)...I tend to gravitate towards hard rock/heavy metal/progressive music, but could enjoy any other genre except for National Socialist Black Metal (yes, that's an actual metal subgenre).
Food: This city has so much good food to offer, it could get overwhelming at times. I love eating sushi and dumplings especially. As far as cooking goes, I make an awesome shakshouka, and I try to experiment making dishes with mostly vegetables (they usually go over pretty well...last time I made stuffed mushrooms at a party, they were devoured immediately). I have been told that I am very talented on the grill and can make awesome burgers.
3) Any instrument
5) Comfortable footwear
6) Thy glorious Internet
Recording an album that syncs up to Army of Darkness - Dark side of Oz style.
Food/Cooking - I'm eating a lot less meat these days, so I tend to think of new recipes that incorporate more veggies and no meat (I still enjoy a good burger or steak occasionally).
Music - like...all kinds of music...anywhere. Not just stuff from bands...everything with music in it.
Like everyone, sometimes I like to stay in to recharge. I keep busy and social, but I have an introverted streak and sometimes I need time to play video games and watch movies alone or with close friends. I don't mind those kinds of weekends once in a while.