I live for good food; from the field, to the kitchen, to the table. I cook and have since I was a child. I'm only now just getting in touch with the 'from the field' side. When not reading or hooked up to the web or spending time with my wonderful friends, I can be found curled up in tea shops, going for hikes, and biking and kayaking (when the weather is fair and I can get my hands on either!)
Car adventures and travel are necessities I can't do without, especially in the summer. International history and politics are my mantra; I have special weakness for all things Russian and historically oriented. I also love computers and computer games; I'm fascinated by the human condition and I think games are an incredible medium by which we can explore this.
I'm open to doing, seeing, and learning anything and meeting anyone provided that either are neither harmful or based in willful ignorance.
On the reading front, I'm working my way through a 1953 copy of "The Long Goodbye", having recently been on a noir gumshoe kick. After that, it's either a collection of writings by F. Scott Fitzgerald about booze aptly titled "On Booze" or finishing "House of Leaves".
Aside from that, I'm planning a possible trip to Iceland, having been re-bitten by the travel bug from a glorious two-week stint in Thailand last October. Being 1/4 Norwegian, visiting the countries of my Scandinavian heritage has become a bucket list item that I want to start chipping away at.
Movies: Blade Runner, Solaris, The Thing, Ex Machina, Gladiator, Master and Commander, Syriana, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Inception, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Scott Pilgrim Versus the World, A Clockwork Orange, The Seven Faces of Dr. Lo, Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Shows: House of Cards, Master of None, Mad Men, Tim and Eric, Adventure Time, Breaking Bad, Star Trek: DS9, Game of Thrones, Rome, Carnivale, Six Feet Under, Boardwalk Empire
Music: This is such an incredibly long and eclectic list, I'm not going to bother. I literally listen to everything and anything.
Food: Pretty much the same as above, however there may be a few firsts among equals. I love real Mexican cuisine i.e. Baja or Oaxacan. I love anything starting in Vietnam and moving north. Spanish food is a forgotten land of food here in the US.
Homegrown food and cooking(are those two things?)
Nerdiness of all colors
Star Trek DS9 (and House of Cards (Kevin Spacey!(Alright that's three, sue me!)))