I went to culinary school before I joined up and while I doubt I'll ever try to be a professional chef again, I still cook all the time; it's therapeutic for me. I even won a basewide Iron Chef contest once! My favorite things to cook are stir-frys and curries, and I also love to BBQ and grill.
I'm a pretty avid cyclist, but I still fall firmly in the "amateur" category. My biggest achievement was completing El Tour De Tucson 2014, a 104-mile ride. I ride solo, usually picking a loop along some country road and riding for 4-5 hours with an audiobook or some podcasts.
Also I'm pretty good at Mandarin Chinese, but that's more job-related than hobby-related.
Movies: Spirited Away, Pulp Fiction, and Oldboy.
TV Shows: Boardwalk Empire, Top Gear (UK), Community
Music: Changes a lot but usually newer Indie Rock and Underground Hip-Hop, and some older Prog stuff
Food: My favorite cuisines are Chinese, Indian, and Mexican, and I love a good BBQ.
My Friends: They're very supportive of me and my hobbies, and inspire me to work harder and aim higher. Also they like to come over and eat all my food.
Music: The right soundtrack can make all the difference in life; whether you're listening or making it yourself.
Cooking: Most people seem to think of cooking as a chore, but I look forward to making myself or my friends a nice meal at the end of a day.
Exercise: I try to work out a bit every day, whether it's a 75-mile bike ride or just 20 mins of free weights. I'm also a PT leader at work so I try to set a good example.
Movies: I love going to The Loft and seeing indie and foreign films, but when I don't feel like going out my living room is basically a movie theater anyway; instead of a TV I opted for a 120-inch projector setup.
You like conversations
Your idea of a good time is a chill evening at home with a nice dinner and a record