I also now work at a climbing gym.
Edit: make that two climbing gyms.
Edit: Now just one climbing gym, but a big new one that's opening in DC.
Edit: I should note, these days all I do is work as a routesetter at a climbing gym. It's a real job, I promise.
I just got back in to town from a 7,000 mile road trip culminating in a rock climbing adventure in British Columbia. (This is now no longer recent).
Last summer I spent two months traveling over twelve thousand miles via a thirty year old beaten up Subaru while making a documentary. It was awesome. I never really want to stop. So basically, I'd love it if someone would pay me to buy old cars and drive them around the country and then either film it or write about it. That'd be pretty cool. (This is now two summers ago EDIT - This is now at least three summers ago)
This summer I plan on doing another trip somewhere.
Edit: now I plan to spend September climbing in Yosemite.
Edit: Just got back from Yosemite. It was incredible. (This is also no longer recent)
I dunno. Ask me again tomorrow and I'll probably have different answers.
I've been on a huge literary nonfiction kick lately. Love the essays of DFW, Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, Paul Collins, really just going through the Best American Essays series...
I don't know how to start listing favorite music. It's an honestly impossible task.
As far as food goes, I love to cook. Favorite food is whatever I happen to feel like making. I love cooking fish. I made this corn chowder with coconut milk the other day. It was pretty good.
For example: I'm kind of obsessed/depressed by the fact that the regional theater movement of the 60's and 70's created this infrastructure that supports administrators (marketing people, fundraisers, producers, casting directors) by giving them middle-class wages and a stable lifestyle, which is great and of course these people should have jobs, but the movement neglected to do the same for the artists who create the work. Now we have a field that's incredibly saturated with more talent than ever before (in a good way, seriously, there are so many amazing artists working in theatre today) and no way to sustain them, which leads to many of the best artists leaving the field for greener pastures, and who can blame them?
That's something I think about.
Although now I'm sometimes wondering how much any of that matters, and whether or not I should just say fuck it and wander around the world rock climbing and camping.
EDIT: I've mostly chosen the latter.
EDIT: I've definitely chosen the latter.