I won't match Laurie Baker, but I do have that goal of beauty and usefulness. My brain is good at simplifying complex systems, which I've done in computers, mathematics and economics.
Outside of work, I sail, fight gerrymandering, swing dance, and build houses with Habitat.
My close friends.
Walks in the woods.
Paper and a good pen. (I'm trying to decide if my iPad Mini can replace those...)
You think curling up and doing a Sunday crossword is a fun day.
You think visiting art galleries in Marfa and the McDonald Observatory makes a great weekend getaway.