Beyond that, my main passion is traveling. I've hit three continents so far, and intend to collect the set (even Antarctica one day - but at $15K that'll have to wait for now).
For the record, I have been to: Canada, Ireland, India, Philippines, Turkey, Iceland, Holland, Denmark, England, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Sweden, Greece, Italy, Vatican City (it sorta counts!), Spain, and Portugal. Come September I'm going to add Germany, Poland and Norway!
Besides, in the last few years, they have sent me to Mumbai and Manila. You now know I like to travel if you read the above paragraph (You are reading, right? You better be, there's a quiz at the end), and I'm sure you can imagine that I like traveling on the corporate dime even more.
For fun, I play soccer a few nights a week. It appeals to the part of me that wanted to take up something that I had no apparent gifts for and become good at it just through sheer bloody-minded determination. Now, I'm a swashbuckling goalkeeper-of-fortune. I should start charging per game...
Beyond that, I spend a lot of time dreaming about my next trip. I have visions of Helsinki --> Estonia --> Latvia --> Lithuania, or starting in Vancouver and barnstorming across Canada, or visiting the 10,000 friends I now have in Australia from my hostel adventures, or South Africa, or.......
- Texas Hold 'Em (Or, I used to be - I'm well out of practice)
- Befriending just about every type of person there is...it's rare when I can't get along with someone.
- Determining by the trailer whether a movie will be worth watching.
Movies: At this point, I only see movies on airplanes. I know that it's utterly bizarre, but it's true. The last one I saw in the theater was...umm...Skyfall?
TV: Parks and Recreation, Sherlock, House of Cards, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I have this thing where I almost never watch shows when they're actually in circulation - I am a creature of Netflix. At some point, I have to check out Breaking Bad, too.
Music: Dropkick Murphys, Iron Maiden, VNV Nation, Gogol Bordello, Rolling Stones, Flogging Molly, Covenant, And One, Guns N' Roses (the actual band, not the crap cover band touring now), Eminem, GZA, Manu Chao, Oasis, The Pogues, and on and on and on.
Food: I'll eat just about anything, but I don't like condiments of any kind. Yes, I'm aware that it's weird. I will say that I could eat pizza every day for the rest of my life, though.
Oh, and since every second person on here is vegetarian or vegan, I'm cool with you if that's what you want to do, as long as you're cool with me having essentially the Ron Swanson diet.