I want to travel the world due in no small part for the ability to meet new people and try and understand what makes humanity tick. I have set the goal of traveling to all 7 continents (Yes, including Antarctica). I have currently lived in Canada, visited Thailand and visited Europe putting me at 3/7. I am making plans for a trip to south america in June.
I also really enjoy social dancing. I do Salsa, Blues, East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and a bit of Ballroom. I think the part that I really enjoy is the social interaction you get to have with the other dancers. It is amazing how different some of the communities are. Lindy Hoppers/Blues dancers some of the nicest. It is awesome to go to random dance venues you have never heard of and have a great night dancing and relaxing with friends. If anyone does Modern, Ballet or Hip-Hop I would love to learn.
Despite bucking some Engineering stereotypes I do love a good Geek out session. I love playing nerdy games with friends. I started a group that meets every Sunday to get together and play games like Magic: The Gathering, We Didn't Play Test This, Cards Against Humanity, and Risk: Legacy. It is pretty hard to top for a Sunday night.
Oh, and swimming is one of my talents. I played Water Polo for 5 years and would describe myself as a water dog. I love swimming and being in the water. LOVE IT. I want to get SUCBA certified. Once I do, I will probably try and make it out to Hawaii or try to find some great dives near LA.
During college it had a tendency to become impressively large and has been compared to:
1) A Super-Sayan
2) A Werewolf
3) A Large Shrub
That being said I have managed to rein the beast in but when works gets hectic it has a tendency to grow quite large.
Enders Game and Dune are two that come to mind. I also just finished Collapse by Jared Diamond. A really great read really information dense but some insightful information. I recently finished Neuromancer and have been waiting for Cloud Atlas to be returned at my local library.
Music is a grab bag. It could be anything from Electronic to Sinatra. There is a time and a place for everything. Just went and saw Florance and the Machine last weekend.
Movies. I am a huge nerd and LOVE the original Trilogy of Star Wars. Other than that I can get entertainment out of movies but they are not really my thing.
Food. I will try almost anything and like most things. I love great food and really want to find more.