I am also a scholar. I love learning new things, and learning to do new things generally more than I actually love doing them. Because of this I find myself with a very large list of hobbies, most of which I picked up long enough to get decent or good at, and then moved on. This list includes: Hiking, Video Games (I was a WoW addict for a few years back in the day,) Skiing, Board Games and other table top games, Snowboarding, Miniature modeling, Rock Climbing, Live Action Role Playing, and now more recently Kayaking (both flat and white water.) I also love teaching all these things. I would love to find someone that shares this passion for learning and teaching.
Because of the flexibility on where I work from and when, I have decided I'm going to be spending this Winter in Colorado enjoying the western ski scene on my off days. I have visited a few times, and love it there, though at the moment this move is tentatively only temporary. However, their motto is "Come for the winter, stay for the summer." So I may get bit by the Colorado bug and never come home.
My favorite movies is a tough question, because there are a lot of good ones. Comedies are generally my favorite, with Mel Brooks' movies towards the top of the list. I also love really bad horror movies.
I don't really watch TV any more, so I can't say I have any favorite shows. LOST was the last series I really got into. There are some shows I would like to get into, because I've heard great things, but I just can't find the time to sit in front of the TV. I'll usually make a point to watch Patriots games during football season, and Bruins playoff games though, but that's about all the use the TV gets these days.
My music tastes are all over the board. I like most everything, with modern rap/hip-hop, and country being the only real exceptions. Even then, I don't mind most country, and there is some I like. In general, my favorite genres are Rock, and Electronic, while I also like some classical stuff, and love violin and cello music. Artists that in some way combine one or more of those genres, or just blur genre lines are awesome! Some artists that I have recently spent a lot of time listening to include Lindsay Stirling, Blackmill, Mux Mool, Phutureprimitive, Pretty Lights, and Chromeo.
As for food, I love food. I love trying new things, but I do have some main-stays that I fall back on a lot. Chinese and Italian are my two favorite cuisines, with Sushi, and Barbeque being very close behind.
- Being healthy and fit enough to do the activities that I love
- Having good friends and company to share life's adventures with
- Games (board, card, computer, etc. I love them all)
- An employee discount... because seriously, gear is expensive.