A few other things about me and my interests. I love riding bikes both of the bicycle variety and motorcycle. I also enjoy playing video games. This doesn't mean I spend countless hours at the keyboard/controller playing away, but I do have an occasional video game session with some friends. Board games are also something I enjoy. Monopoly and the like are alright, but I really enjoy games like Settlers of Catan, Bang!, and even a bit of Zombie Dice. I also really enjoy frisbee golf, but Im still a beginner.
Movies: As you can probably tell from my book selections, I like witty comedy and a nice dose of scifi/fantasy/mythology, but Im not limited to those genres. This transfers over to movie preferences as well. Some movies that I can watch any day of the year are: The Hunt for Red October, High Fidelity, Pecker, Office Space, O Brother Where Art Thou... On second thought, I had better stop right there. I really love movies that get me thinking. Whether its about some deep philosophical idea/issue documentary or just how things might work in the real world.
Shows: I'll just list a few favorites: Bones, Breaking Bad, Californication, Weeds (first few seasons), South Park, 30 Rock, Top Gear (UK not US), and more.
Music: Music is a big part of my life. I play Bass in the BSU Orchestra and have played in small group stuff off and on for years. Its hard to describe my music tastes, but a general rule for me is, "Is the bass line interesting?" (see Primus, Rush, Bela Fleck, Pink Floyd...) I also really love odd, eclectic, thought provoking music. (Frank Zappa, The Residents, Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart). Music is something I really enjoy talking about.
Food: Food is awesome. I really enjoy trying pretty much anything. Something from my time in Japan that sticks out as memorable (not necessarily good) was salted squid guts. Or, that time i tried asp shochu (think vodka with a dead asp in it). I enjoy cooking, but I am far from great at it. Don't get me wrong and think that my food tastes awful. Its more that I cook good to great dishes but take a long time to do it. One of my specialties is Maboudofu (spicy tofu and beef) and I make a pretty good curry.
reading interesting books
tea (real tea, none of that lemon grass stuff) and coffee
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I just like thinking in general. On any given day ill spend quite a bit of time thinking about life and the meaning of everything.