Leading a healthy lifestyle is a big part of my life and I work hard to stay fit, although since I love being active, it doesn't really seem like work. I believe that how old you feel is, to a large extent, within your control. I take good care of myself, can keep pace with those nearly half my age, and if I were an actor, feel I could easily play a character at least 10 years younger.
My interests are quite varied and range from rock climbing, working out, volleyball, snowboarding, and biking, to movies, dining out, and checking out local events. Although I'm generally pretty active, it's definitely not unusual for me to turn into a couch potato every now and then.
Music is a great love of mine. I enjoy playing acoustic guitar and singing along with it, but typically only when nobody's around. :-) I'm a very intellectually curious person and enjoy learning about a wide variety of things and consequently do a fair amount of reading.
Movies: comedy, drama, action, sci-fi, horror, even chick-flicks - I like 'em all!
TV: Not much these days, but I do enjoy watching American Ninja Warrior and, if I'm being honest, a fair amount of random YouTube vids.
Music: varied but leans towards pop/rock. I particularly like acoustic versions of pop/rock songs.
Food: I pretty much like all food, but in general, I eat pretty healthy.
High on my list of "hard to do without" are:
- exercise and being active
- music and my guitar
- learning, whether it be a new song on the guitar, a new subject matter, or a new activity
- sunny days
- warm showers
- good sleep
Lately, I've been thinking a lot about vegetarianism/veganism for ethical (huge animal lover here), health, and environmental reasons. I'm currently experimenting with a vegan diet, primarily with an eye on its effect on my athletic performance. So far, so good!
I'll also admit that I can rap the entirety of Vanilla Ice's timeless classic "Ice Ice Baby". All right stop, collaborate, and listen...