I enjoy the physical sciences, especially reading about physics, astronomy, & cosmology. I like hiking locally and backpacking in the Appalachians of NC, VA, GA, & TN. When it's quiet at home (particularly late at night), I enjoy listening to music (e.g., the Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Eno, Patti Smith, Tom Petty, REM, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Joni Mitchell, etc.). I consider analogue (vinyl) to be much more aurally rich than digital (CD, mp3, etc.), but I appreciate the portability of the latter (i.e., it's hard to play 12"-vinyl in the car.)
I'm open minded and politically liberal. I can't tolerate intolerance (hahaha).
I am intellectual, outdoorsy, and can't spell well.
Looking after the significant others in my life (kids, pets, parents, in-laws, spouse - you'll have to contact me for more info regarding the latter).
Hiking & backpacking, either alone, with my dog, or with friends/family.
In addition to collecting data on-site, I spend a lot of time at the office working with spreadsheets, models, maps, etc. to develop solutions to multivariate environmental problems.
I'm decent at packing, & have a good spatial sense. I'm also decent at navigating - I may go off on the wrong trail, but I've never gotten lost (at least, not for more than 12 hours).
I'm not very particular about movies, and I don't have a background that allows me to critique films. Hence, my tastes are all over the map (Solaris, O Brother Where Art Thou, several of the Star Wars & Star Trek movies, Vanilla Sky, Eyes Wide Shut, 2001, Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, Thank You For Not Smoking, Pulp Fiction, ...).
Unlike movies, I tend to be opinionated in my musical preferences, despite the fact that I have no more background in music than I do with cinema.
I'm definitely am not particular about food. I can eat a wide variety of foods, and I'm not invested in the subject to any signficant degree. (As fate would have it, I do much of the meal preparation, which tends toward the basics.)
Hence, I choose to offer some things that, in no order, I would prefer not to do without:
good coffee and good (or at least decent) beer
the newspaper (yeah, I know - old school)
my dog & cat, my friends & family (only counts as one, using the rubric of "interpersonal relationships" and assuming, as I do, that cats and dogs are persons)