I endeavor to always say yes; anything can be an adventure.
Also I recently signed up for a monthly membership at Planet Granite in Sunnyvale and I'm looking for climbing partners.
Song of the day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5KmB8Laemg
After some thinking I've distilled my broad goals into three aspects. Be active, cultivate friendship, and build something. Clearly I'm an engineer.
Really that is me getting the lay of the land, and I don't feel the need to fight for the social stage. If I have something worth saying it'll be said.
Later on in the evening I'll be photobombing pretentious film majors and arguing over which is superior, the burrito or the sandwich.
I do dig Malcolm Gladwell's books. Go watch his TED talk on spaghetti types right now, there will be a quiz.
Movies: ZombieLand, Moon, The Big Lebowski, Dumb and Dumber, Wes Anderson movies, Princess Bride. I have a soft spot for 80's action classics like Big Trouble in Little China. Aliens, Predator, and Terminator 2 will forever be on this list.
TV: Futurama hits the geek jokes perfectly, Arrested Development, Tosh.0. Lately Archer, Bob's Burgers, Breaking Bad. Community. Mad Men. I love BullShit if only because they encourage people to engage and THINK about what is around them.
Music: Caravan Palace, Mates of State, Matt and Kim, Those Darlins,The Decemberists, Miles Davis, The Bird and the Bee, Zero 7, Gorillaz, Broken Bells, Mumford and Sons, The National, The Black Keys, Eels, LCD Soundsystem, Mexican Elvis, TV on the Radio, The Cults.
It's better to have the robots do this work for us: http://www.last.fm/user/brobst
Food: Steak. My dad is a butcher so there were a lot of meat and potatoes while growing up.
Sushi. I could eat salmon, tuna and eel for days. I recently tried Sea Urchin and oi, that stuff is nasty.
Cheeseburgers. I can grill a mean burger and I'm known for my recipe. Maybe I should start a food truck.
As faux pas as it still seems today I also enjoy playing video games, even though the time I devote to it has been dwindling. There's a big stack next to the TV waiting to be played, but it grows faster than it shrinks. The top of the list lately: Borderlands 2, FTL, and Rayman. I finally started playing Heavy Rain, which is an interesting take on the cinematic movie-game.
Brunch with friends.
The Internet for it's knowledge and entertainment value.
Chuck taylors and my hooded sweatshirt.
My neurotic cats.
Then I think about where I can find the best cheeseburger.
Lately my desire to get a giant dog has been on a steady rise. Maybe one of these guys: http://www.justdogbreeds.com/bernese-mountain-dog.html
Apartment life makes that tough and they are like large children, so it's prudent to save it for when I have that giant backyard.
You enjoy exploring everything local as much as traveling to distant places.
You're bold enough to grab some coffee and see if the sparks fly. Profiles and messages can't compete with fifteen minutes of conversation.
A wise man once told me to find someone that puts you at peace. With that said, I'm still drawn to fiery personalities.