Currently I manage a high end Italian restaurant. I like my job quite a bit, even if it regularly requires pacifying the over-entitled.
I love to cook. I spend at least one day a week making something elaborate from scratch. It doesn't always end well. That's what delivery is for.
For fun, I generally do things with friends like play cards, board games, and going about town. I have the good fortune to know a lot of smart, fun, and talented people. Please don't tell any of them I said that, I have a reputation to maintain.
I really try to learn 5-10 things every day. Not for any particular reason, I just want to understand everything. EVERYTHING. Part of my nature is the need to constantly find out how things work. I consequently don't like watching illusionists.
Possibly okay at painting, acting, singing, and annunciation.
If I took a poll though, I think most people notice my sense of humor and my voice first. I sound like I should be doing radio, from what I've been told. The defining three traits according to my friends are my intelligence, my wit, and my kindness. I question their judgement.
Comedians - John Mulaney, Louis CK, and Carlin.
TV - Arrested Development, Archer, Dr. Who, It's Always Sunny, TNG, and most HBO shows. Reruns of old sitcoms are like comfort food.
Movies - The Princess Bride, Unforgiven, Amélie, Quentin Tarantino
Music - Decemberists, Soul Coughing, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Pink Floyd, Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Bob Dylan, Queen
Podcasts - Radiolab, This American Life, Serial, Invisibilia, Planet Money, Freakonomics, The Bugle
I also have a deep and abiding love for Calvin and Hobbes.
Or I might be remembering a recipe I saw a year ago, and wondering why I never made it.
I'm also an absolutely terrible speller. Four years of AP English and I can never remember how to spell anything. I can't even remember the spellings of things later in the day after looking it up. If auto-correct and Google didn't exist, my writing would have the spelling mistakes of a fifth grader.