I think for most people, explaining your work is a chore, and "work" is a thing most people don't seem to want to be defined by—which seems unfortunate.
Why are people OK with spending most of their time doing something they don't really want to be doing? I want to spend most of my time doing work that I actually enjoy. Imagine that!
So, I recently quit my job at a prestigious neuroscience lab and did a 180' in order to do teach myself programming to start my own business.
I think our work does indeed define us, and I am finally passionate about what I'm working on—I can't imagine doing anything else honestly.
- Hyperfocusing/obsessing—or the flipside—not giving a fuck
- Poker (Texas Hold 'Em)
- Long walks on the beach
- Having fun
The first thing people usually notice about me is probably that I "look like I workout."
It's because I do—indeed—work out.
Movies/shows: I hate the idea of watching sports or "reality" TV. I'd rather actually experience real-life vis-à-vis making my own life awesome. I do watch lotsa documentaries though.
Music: My musical tastes include everything from rap to electronica to classical. I go through phases though, current one is pretty dubstep and jazz heavy.
Food: As to food.. well, I'm vegan and am a pretty good cook. So I eat any style of food or dish that strikes my fancy, after properly veganizing it of course.
- Gym membership
- Good craft beer
- American Apparel Tri-Blend Tees