I caught the bug by volunteering at nasa ames teaching basic science to groups of kids on field trips. They are so curious and enthusiastic about everything. I love it and I want to encourage those traits. Eventually I hope to go back, but who knows what the future holds.
I've also been learning how to play pool, got into archery, getting outdoors more and learning more about astronomy. I occasionally go or a hike or climb rocks with friends. "The days are just packed!" C&H :)
Seeing the silver linings and playing devil's advocate. I'm good at perspective taking which helps to empathize with others and see where they're coming from.
Board Games: I love to play, but I'm not really competitive.
Swing Dancing, but it's been awhile since I've dated anyone who does. Extra points if you do.
Podcasts: Freakonomics, Stuff You Should Know,
Books: I have far too many books. Packing for Mars, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Ender's Game, The Mother Tongue:English and how it got that way.
Audiobooks: this has been the way to go lately and I'm in the middle of The Martian.
Radio Stations: NPR It's the go to on the drive to work
Movies: Stranger than fiction, Waking Ned Divine, Shower, Hot Fuzz, Chocolate, October Sky, (Mostly Comedies and science and nature documentaries) I love to curl up on the couch, so Netflix is both my friend and my enemy. :)
Shows: Doctor Who, TNG, Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Bands: Iron and Wine, Cake, Bare Naked Ladies, Bobby McFarrin. Happy with a wide variety. Spotify is my go to lately and sadly I'm not good with band names anyway.
Food: Yes. I love being in this area. So many possibilities and I love trying new things.
A Studio- Transplant me anywhere and the first thing I do is find a ceramics studio.
Calendar - it's my brain.
Travel- Exploring other countries. Impromptu road trips! The ocean! For those of you who grew up with it. please don't ever take it for granted. it's amazing.
TED talks- They are so inspiring and makes me want to know more about our world. I hope one day to give a talk... just not sure what about.
Six? Who came up with that?
Where I might end up living. I want to explore another country for a year or two, not just a tour. It's a big world out there and why do we have to stay in the same country our whole lives?
The best way to stay organized. Haven't found it yet, but I'm getting close!
If and when I'll get back into certain activities that I was passionate about: I got an open water certification and have yet to go diving in CA. Dance (lindy) was a big part of my life and I haven't gone in years. I used to play music, but I have to choose how I spent my time. Plus, there's always something new to discover which means setting a hobby aside for a while.
But truly, it depends. Some Fridays I go out with friends nights and others are curl up on the couch and watch a movie nights.
I'm really more of a Saturday morning girl :)
If you think there might be a connection.
And of course if you'd just like to grab some food or a cup of coffee and have a great conversation. :)
If you are direct and honest.
If you don't need alcohol to have a good time.