My curiosity about science eventually led me to pharmacy school, and I feel blessed to be able to put the knowledge learned to use working in drug development. I get a lot of joy out of researching scientific articles learning about the boundaries of known knowledge on various topics and being able to apply it to my work output.
As far as hobbies go, I like biking around to explore the bay area and eating at places suggested by friends and/or strangers on yelp. Some of my favorite places to visit on two wheels include the Presidio, Ferry Building, Dolores Park, Twin Peaks, and of course, GG bridge. If you have any other great biking/hiking destinations, definitely let me know as much as I like my job, sitting at a desk for 40+ hours a week is probably not mankind's natural state of being.
Food: Whatever yelp tells me to eat
Books: Most recent read were Hugh Howey's books (recommend if you like post-apoc/sci-fi type books), and still working my way through GoT books (keeping pace with HBO series)
Movies: Most recent theater-movie was Pacific Rim..liked it so much I swiped $7.99 on a United flight to watch it again and was very satisfied watching big robots fight 30,000+ft in the air.
2. GPS on smart phone
3. Yelp on smart phone
4. gCal on smart phone
5. Phone calls on smart phone (yes, I actually use it to talk to people)
6. You get the idea..it still blows my mind that 10+ years ago I used to memorize people's phone numbers and use a land line shared with 56k internet modem (*bssshKAWELFHSALDFBbeepbooopbeepboop*)