I enjoy a lot of widely varied activities: taking in a play or an orchestral performance, comedy clubs, the outdoors in different fashions, hiking, photography, shooting, building things (like my own airplane, currently a work-in-progress) and loads of other fun stuff. Planning on learning to ski as well (update: I went for the first time, and really enjoyed it...pain be damned). I enjoy the occasional game of racquetball as well as poker, which i'm good at, and pool, which i'm not. Enjoy reading, and try to write a bit as well, although i don't put nearly as much effort into it as i'd like to.
Holder of a BA, currently working on a Master's. Philosophical libertarian, religious infidel, and political independent. Pizza, chocolate-chip cookie, and mac'n'cheese snob. I like cooking and sometimes feel the need to prepare a nice dinner, but i also like fine dining and trying new places to eat. I have a desire to travel widely and to get as many and as varied experiences as I can. Impulse road trip anyone?
Current projects include:
-Finishing my Hot Tub
-Building my RV-7A (airplane)
-Burning Man awesomeness!
I read a lot, and my favorite fiction is SF, though i'm a fan of non-fiction as well:
"Island in the Sea of Time", S.M. Stirling; "Starship Troopers", Robert Heinlein; "Honor Harrington", David Webber; "Riverworld", Phillip Jose Farmer; "The Reality Dysfunction", Peter F. Hamilton; "Guns of the South", Harry Turtledove; Issac Asimov; Arthur C. Clarke; "Guns, Germs, and Steel", Jared Diamond; "Sex At Dawn", Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jethá
Movies that i go to the theater to see tend to be the big special-effects blockbusters. I figure those are better seen on a hundred foot screen, and movies with actual stories and characterization i can wait to rent. That said, some of my favorites are:
V for Vendetta, Watchmen, Full Metal Jacket, Dogma, Pulp Fiction, Patton, Serenity, Primer, Starship Troopers, Clerks, The Dark Knight
TV Shows: Firefly, Rome, ATHF, Family Guy, Futurama, BSG, SG-1, Bullshit, Band of Brothers, Mythbusters, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, South Park, Entourage, Breaking Bad, Bullshit, The Walking Dead
Favorite genre of food is definitely Italian, though i enjoy a lot of different things. I'm currently lusting after a good Brazillian Steakhouse...the best meal i ever had was at Texas de Brazil in Dallas, Tx. And i'm also on a doomed quest to find a good NY style pizza in Spokane. So far, no joy...i'm going to start exploring Seattle soon, so i have my fingers crossed.
-An internet connection.
-A good book.
-Goals to work towards.
-Coming home from wherever i happen to be stuck.
-Where to go from here.