I've recently gotten into hiking, although I did take a short break over the summer as it was far too hot. I like to golf and play tennis as often as possible. Although I wouldn't consider myself stellar in either sport - I still have a lot of fun.
I also think I am pretty good at golf too. I've been playing since high school, and while it can be very frustrating at times, it's hard to describe the feeling of a perfect shot.
I feel I'm still getting better, but I do think that I am a pretty decent cook. I love trying new recipes, and using new techniques to make interesting food. I only recently started baking more, and I made my first cake a few months ago for my sister's birthday. I think it turned out really delicious for my first attempt! The only problem with liking cooking so much is that I always want to try new things, but I end up having to eat all of the mistakes!
I've been really into crosswords lately too. I still have to look up a few answers on the Saturday and Sunday puzzles, and I haven't graduated to ink yet, but I'm getting better.
After getting to know me for a while, I would hope that people notice that I am a kind and caring person, and I'm always willing to help out a friend or family member in need.
Books: I mostly read textbooks these days. Some of my favorite authors are Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and Max Barry.
Music: The Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, Rilo Kiley, Metric, Stars, A Perfect Circle, Nicole Atkins, Pearl Jam, Zero 7, Badly Drawn Boy, Daft Punk, Eva Cassidy, Metallica, The Smiths, Elizabeth & The Catapult, Guster, Chvrches, Haim, Keane.
I also like movie scores, classical, jazz, and electronica. Not really into country, hip-hop, or most "pop music". (Although I like to pretend that I have no hipster tendencies...)
Movies: Amelie, Waitress, What About Bob?, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Indiana Jones, Super Troopers, How To Train Your Dragon, 127 Hours, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim, Ace Ventura, anything by Fincher/Kubrick/Coen brothers/Tarantino/Miyazaki/Pixar
TV: The Daily Show and Colbert Report, Arrested Development, House, Veronica Mars, Buffy, The Wire, The League, Psych, Breaking Bad, Stargate, Seinfeld, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, Suits, Hannibal, Cosmos, Person Of Interest, Food Network.
Food: I'll try anything once, and I really love all types of food, but if I had to pick my all time favorite, I would say lasagna. I WILL NOT EAT BLEU CHEESE THOUGH - THAT IS A DEAL BREAKER :)
Sorry, that's a psychology joke... (admittedly not a very good one)
1. My family (I really can't imagine my life without them)
2. The internet
3. Phone (it's an iPhone, but I'm not really a mac fanboy or anything... I was just happy to have a phone which was better than my Razr)
4. My car (it is Southern California...)
5. Xbox (I try to not let it interfere with my responsibilities though; plus it's how I stream Netflix)
6. Good food (sometimes a Lean Cuisine hits the spot when I'm in a rush, but trying something new and challenging always makes me happy)
Bonus points if you are a bit nerdy/geeky (or more), and like gaming!