I'm quite the contradiction, and fully understanding myself has been a work in progress for the last, oh, 25 years or so. I'm an engineer, which makes me a man of science, math, logic and reason. That's always been a big part of who I am, even before any college classes or work experience. Yet I have always had a love for the artistic and the esoteric. My profession may be science, but my hobbies are mostly comprised of music, theater, and philosophy.
Upon rereading, I realized this section sounds extremely pretentious. Unfortunately, I can't think of many better ways to put it, so it stays as is.
casual sports (except baseball. For some reason, I've always sucked at baseball.)
I AM really good at finding the bright side of things. Every cloud has a silver lining, and all that.
Also I can find humor in just about every situation. Appropriate or not, I can make people smile.
anything by J.R.R. Tolkien
the Scott Pilgrim series
Lord of the Flies
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Lord of the Rings
Full Metal Alchemist
Explosions in the Sky
Do Make Say Think
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Reel Big Fish
Mumford and Sons
a really good hamburger
Like I said, a sampling. But I'm open to a lot of new things.
theater (or other performing arts)
I usually try to use the time to hang out with my friends. Sometimes that means a party or a bar, but most often it just means a few people chilling out at one of our houses, talking or watching a movie or playing video games or enjoying a good beer or something.
If that doesn't happen, I'll probably chill by myself. Watch my own damn movie.
That being said, I have a man crush on Randall Munroe and Tom Lehrer.