No more car, I have my bicycle, my scooter, car2go, uber / lyft and a rental place a few blocks from my apartment. I'm enjoying the freedom of not being bogged down by the car, more flexibility in where to park, how to get around the city, etc. All photos are within last 12 months unless specifically noted.
Trying to see how many days I can ride my bike this year, missed 2 days in January, a few days in February and perfect so far in March.
Winter primary sports - curling. Yeah, that sport you see at the winter Olympics, we play it here in Columbus. Fairly good sized club, our own building with ice just for us to play on.
Summer recreation - kickball. Everyone on my team is from the curling club, we have so much fun hanging out with each other all winter that we miss each other in the summer and started playing kickball. We rarely win (I think we got 1 win last year) but in the words of a friend of mine - 'Embrace the suck!'. We have fun and that's all that matters.
Things that pay my bills - computer programming, various languages
Things that keep me happy:
bicycle safety advocacy and group bike rides
legal aid (I'm also a paralegal - do volunteer work)
children's rights advocacy - taking a sanity break now but I have been a Court Appointed Special Advocate - Guardian ad Litem - (CASA -GAL). Helping children who have been the victim of domestic abuse.
I travel often, budget for an international trip every two or three years. 2017 should be my next international trip. Right now it looks like I'll be doing a Pacific Ocean trip, Japan, Indonesia, possibly Thailand &/or Cambodia, Guam, etc. Might have to wait until 2018, still working on logistics
I do frequent weekend trips for my hobbies. Sci-fi and gaming conventions usually.
I'm also pretty good at making up analogies, explaining complex ideas thoughts in ways that non-propellerheads can understand. I'm like a shark, I... Uhm... Have to keep moving or I die? Hrm, needs work
"I have never failed I have just found a thousand ways how to not succeed" - Someone smarter than me
Next book to read: Elvis Costello has a book out!
Yes, I know. Reading books about constitutional law for fun. I'm a bit odd that way
Music - Mostly 80s and early 90s. A few Favs include Social Distortion, Violent Femmes, Elvis Costello, and the Ditty Bops.
Movies I'm much more likely to watch a foreign / art film than a blockbuster. This doesn't mean I enjoy the occasional blockbuster but if I'm ever going to re-watch something it's far more likely to by Mary and Max, The Illusionist, Triplets of Bellevue or even Pi than watch the latest blockbuster. It is not possible to watch Lawrence of Arabia enough times however it MUST be at least a big screen or movie screen, such a movie cannot be contained by less than 40" screen.
I'm vegetarian however I eat fish, eggs and dairy occasionally. Sushi is never turned down, Japanese and Korean are fantastic. Middle eastern is second nature to me, MAZAH is one of my favorite restaurants in town.
Due to future travel plans I may need to switch back to being an omnivore, after 30 years vegetarian it should be quite an adventure.
I'm also thinking about my next trip. Maybe Africa?
Then again, I just may be out at the bar watching a band play.