Other bits of possible interest: I have a lot of half-read books on my shelves but still buy new ones. Way too many. I'm a pretty social person and tend to embrace new experiences. I'm kind of a sucker for banjos and beards, separate or in combo. But neither is required. I'd like to find a place in my house for a piano. I'm perhaps a bit too independent, but more by habit than by nature, e.g., I'm always happy when someone swoops in to do the "man things" but it often doesn't occur to me to ask for help. I throw a mean backyard party complete with projected movies and sometimes a live band. I have tendency toward procrastination--I've been "meaning to buy a bike" for four years. Anyone want to just pick one out for me? I love my job and on most days find myself energized by it, but am always on the lookout for fulfillment elsewhere, too. I value well-roundedness. I rock climb, but not as much or as well as I'd like -- mostly because there are too many other things I also like. Such as Nationals games. I'm not sure anything beats May baseball ...except for October baseball.
Regular trips to see my nephews and niece.