I used to love travelling, and would like to get back to regular trips to foreign places. I recently started hiking again, and I love the outdoors and spending time there.
I am a programmer by trade, and find the process of breaking down tasks into small enough chunks that the idiot savant computer can understand it fascinating.
Beyond that, getting as much hiking and gaming (board or roleplaying) as possible in this summer.
Professionally, I am the lead programmer on an eclectic mix of fairly fascinating projects - most recently, a huge interactive wall for Boston Children's Hospital (finally installed - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ3bpEtzg44) , using robots to interact with autistic children, and the virtual reality project designed to help predict the condom use in various at risk populations (sadly not nearly as saucy as it sounds). I also worked on a robotics display for the Hartford Science Center.
Mixing drinks is another place where I enjoy both the preparation and the final product. Martinis (of the gin variety, with olives) are a favorite, but recently I have been drinking Corpse Reviver #2's and Negroni's.
I am good at board games. For that matter, I am good at games in general.
And of course, programming. I better be, since that is how I make my living!
Or that I look eastern european, though I am not. I went to russian spa a few weeks ago and one of the waiters asked if he could take my plate in Russian. And that is not the first time something like that has happened.
Maybe that I'm pretty tall and broad? I'm not completely sure-I've never met me for the first time.
Movies: North by Northwest, Dark City, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Star Wars, District 9, Porco Rosso, Wings of Honneamise, Aliens
Music: Bitter:Sweet, Portishead, Justice, Jo Hisaishi, Yoko Kanno, Blue Oyster Cult, Supreme Beings of Leisure, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Food: Thai, Mexican, roast beef with yorkshire pudding, roast bird with all the fixing, Hungarian, Japanese