I feel most alive biking in beautiful country, cooking, and presenting an awesome playlist on the radio.
I have a LOT of interests and hope I can parlay one or more of them into a career after I conclude this chapter.
I like playing and recording guitar music, bike riding, going on trips, taking pictures, cooking and listening to music (at the same time, that is; throw in a beer, maybe, and that's perfection).
I've also been doing some volunteer DJ time with a regional NPR station. That's probably been the highlight of the past year.
In February 2016, I started lifting weights. I don't really look like a weightlifter, but it makes a BIG difference in how i feel, and has recently gone from "this is tolerable since i like the results" to "I actually like this a lot."
Maybe also the fact that i'm fairly quiet, until I get really excited about something, at which point I am NOT quiet.
I haven't done much pleasure reading in the last few years, but I loved The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and (as of 12/2015) Good Omens by Gaiman/Pratchett - so good. I like Thoreau, and Stephen King's short stories. I love Wallace Stevens and Gary Snyder. I like Rilke a lot, though i haven't spent a lot of time on him.
Archer, Top Gear, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Bob's Burgers, Portlandia, Adventure Time, and A Bit of Fry and Laurie. I was Ron Swanson for Halloween last year. I wrote a speech, made a breakfast utility belt out of Tupperware, and ate the food I carried in it. The second season of Little Britain is delightfully horrendous. Frasier is rapidly growing on me.
I don't know how the music I like really fits together, but let's say i like classic rock, the blues, prog rock, and some acoustic, folk and experimental stuff. Some, not much. I have never once found myself getting tired of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, or Stevie Ray Vaughan. I have seen Rush in concert five times. Neil Peart stands alone.
Lately, i've been listening to Bill Frisell, J.J. Cale, and Springsteen's "Nebraska" album.
Fans of Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, and Bass Communion should definitely write.
Apart from Star Wars, my two favorite movies are The Big Lebowski and Twister. Both feature hilarious minor parts from Philip Seymour Hoffman. Go figure.
My favorite foods are pizza, hummus (a term I use loosely), Indian, Thai, deli sandwiches and Irish pub food.
Most of my close friends are very busy, so it's tricky to plan things, but I love getting together with them at a bar, in someone's yard or living room, or wherever.
I derive deep existential comfort from the fact that there is a dedicated J-ROC episode of Trailer Park Boys.
You should message if (1) that describes you, or (2) you know the source of the quote and love it as much as I do.
Also a fan of short hair, although long is fine as well.