When I'm not working, I can usually be found outside. I enjoy riding my bike or going for a hike through the East Bay or Marin hills. I just started rock climbing, and I'm very much enjoying that (if you're an avid climber and want to teach me things, let me know!). Otherwise, I'm exploring San Francisco, having drinks with friends, seeing live music and comedy, etc.
I love music, but my favorite bands change from year to year. I'm more of an "album" guy. For me, the following albums are absolute classics:
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Bjork - Vespertine
Spoon - A Series of Sneaks
Stars - Set Yourself On Fire
Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
Wye Oak - Civilian
Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
Currently reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Always looking for new suggestions.
Some books I've read recently that I've loved:
Netherland - Joseph O'Neill
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet - David Mitchell
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
The Lazarus Project - Aleksandar Hemon
Out Stealing Horses - Per Petterson
I also enjoy the travel books of Patrick Leigh Fermor, the geology books of John McPhee, and the biographies of Walter Isaacson.
I don't have any current shows I'm following. I was a huge fan of Lost (I don't care that the ending was disappointing. The journey was worth it). Currently working my way through the Doctor Who reboot (on the last David Tennant season). If I'm watching TV, I'm usually watching sports, in particular my beloved Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
1) The amazing friends and family that I have
2) Chocolate (I have an uncontrollable sweet tooth)
3) Free time to travel/explore the outdoors
4) My Cervelo R3 road bike
5) Nebbiolo wines and dark, milky stouts (like Old Rasputin)
6) Access to knowledge