I also spend quite a bit of time doing my "day" job which is extremely far removed from my art career. I'll give someone a cookie if they can guess what it is (hint: its sciency and I had to get all kinds of gov't clearances in order to do it.)
I started playing the banjo a few years ago and I'm terrible at it. Why the banjo? Not enough people play the banjo, and they should. That and I have this dream of starting a bluegrass gangster rap cover band.
All the coolest things about me are inside, where you can't see them.
I spend a lot of the remaining time doing artwork.
During the periods that I'm not making art or working I can be found doing any number of things including, but not limited to, playing trivia, catching local bands, going to museums, reading, going to art openings, attending and/or watching Blackhawks games or (read: most likely) sitting in front of my computer completely losing track of time and being not even remotely productive for myself or society.
I am, perhaps, the most terrible banjo player in the history of music. So much so that I really shouldn't mention that I play it at all. I mainly tell people about it because I think it makes me sound cool.
get on my face.
I read a lot so I'm just going to list some of my favorite books that I find myself reading over and over again:
-River of Doubt by Candace Millard
-Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
-Life of Pi by Yann Martel
-Harpo Speaks by Harpo Marx
-Fly Fishing the 41st by James Prosek
-Blue Blood by Edward Conlon
-Wold War Z by Max Brooks
-obscene amounts of revolution era and early industrial age U.S. history. Particular favorite subjects are vice, crime, social changes and almost anything about Theodore Roosevelt.
I am obsessed with film, both good movies and bad. I fancied myself a film maker for a while, I was in a few festivals and had a nomination for an animation I did in 04 (with a voice over by TJ Miller; who has gone on to some pretty awesome things, you should IMDB him and then be impressed that I know that guy).
All that bragging crap aside, I find myself watching comedies more than anything.
My all time favorite band would have to be The Siderunners, but I'm pretty open when it comes to music. From around the age of 13 till I was 24, I didn't really listen to anything except punk rock. Now that I'm older there's not really any genre of music where I haven't been able to find someone that I liked... Possible exceptions would be death metal or modern country (every single song in these genres sounds exactly like every other song in these genres)
Game of Thrones
Masters of Sex
a few others
I'm not picky and I like to try new things. I am not, however, very good with spicy. I can handle "mild" but the farther from that you get the less likely I'll be to do more than a taste.
Family and Friends
A way to get from A to B.
Inspiration and creativity (they go hand in hand)
A computer with internet access. (I suppose I could probably live without this, but I don't think I'd want to.)
I have also been known to spend far too much time wondering if I've missed something.
My Fridays may/may not involve one or more of the below:
Drawing or painting
Reading a book
Planning unrealistic heists in incredible detail
Going to a play, comedy club, burlesque show or concert.
You would like to actually meet up in the near future as I'm not a huge fan of passive communication methods, like email, for getting to know people.