Right now I’m enjoying life as much as I can. I love what I do every day and it keeps me busy, but I still make sure that I keep balance between work and my life outside of work. Although I can be a bit of a homebody at times, I still go out often and enjoy a variety of activities like a culinary adventure at an out of the way ethnic restaurant, a baseball game at Dodger stadium, a day at the races at Santa Anita, or a jazz show at the Blue Whale.
making preserves. Pickling, jam making and curing (you've got to make your own bacon, so much better than store bought),
accents. I can produce many convincing accents, but my best by far is my Indian accent,
coming up with that obscure fact which allows us to double down in pub trivia (yes, I do know all the flavors of pez),
cooking, old school braising, sous vide, barbecue,
building fantastical things. Once I built a set of mind-controlled Rockem' Sockem' robots for an outreach event at my university (the kids loved them, until someone tried to take over the lab with them).
Music: I mostly listen to Flamenco, Latin, Jazz, Classical, and sometimes a bit of Funk. I've been playing Latin and Jazz piano for a few years.
Books: I have a tendency to read two or three books at once. Right now I'm reading a bunch of non-fiction with an occasional foray into Cooking with Pomaine.
Television: I have a weakness for sitcoms and food-themed reality shows (Top Chef, Hell's Kitchen, most anything Bourdain). My favorite TV show of all time is the Prisoner (it's something about that 1960s-era fear and mystique of communism and mind games that I love).
* My library (including my Kindle),
* Something delicious on the grill,
* Something sour from the Lost Abbey (the greatest brewery in the world, Tommy Arthur is a beer genius),
* My electric piano,
* And of course, my Global chef's knife.
Seriously, though, you should message me. Waiting for the guy to send the first message is so 20th century.