My favourite things to do these days (Playing guitar, writing, fixing things and working with my hands) are things that I used to think were really lame 10 years ago.
I love adventure and exploring both locally and abroad. In the past I backpacked through Asia and Europe, and taught pre-school in South Africa. At the moment though I'm happy just exploring Toronto's food scene.
I am obsessed with dogs to the point I can't really function if ones in the room. I just lose my shit.
Here are some more things I like: hiking, canoeing, camping, golf, tennis, music festivals, novelty food, tacos, fine dining.
I find work stretches my schedule pretty thin but I still try to get involved in my community. Along with taking on a number of pro bono cases I sit on the board directors for a charity focused on helping individuals with special needs.
I like people who are compassionate, ambitious, part hipster (but not whole hipster), adventurous, and socially liberal.
Sex drugs and Coco Puffs
100 Years of solitude
The Dark Tower V
Movies: Scott Pilgrim vs. the world, Hot tub time machine (I don't have to explain! THEY ARE MY CHOICES!)
Music: Everything, but partial to indie rock/pop and angsty emo rock for the gym.
Food: I have a strange passion for tacos. I can't explain it, but I've devoted a lot of time trying to understand the taco and it's infinite beauty. Sushi, Izakiya, Thai, Indian, BBQ, + Everything else.
I describe bacon as my favourite food even though I've never eaten it (jewish). Perhaps that's why I hate breakfast?
I also think a lot about work life balance and trying to carve out time for myself. My biggest fear is becoming the boring lawyer stereotype. l also think about how my actions are contributing to society, and whether I am living a good life (ethically, morally, and with meaning). How to make my weekends awesome. How to be more sincere and less judgmental.
At this same swim meet we also had developmentally disabled kids swimming to. And whenever they finished we'd all stand up and clap for them.
When I finished I got a standing ovation...