I also enjoy journeys (plenty of room for conversations in travel time). I moved to the Pacific Northwest 10 years ago, and have bounced around the area ever since. I went abroad the first time in 2011, and have traveled internationally ever since (even if just to Canada, which technically meets the requirement). When not attempting to find new uses for my passport, you can find me gallivanting the City of Seattle. I walk distances that my friends have called obscene. A few years ago, I started running and this summer I ran the Lake Union 10k, which was cool.
To keep my brain box up to date, I read often and keep up with movies, podcasts, and TV (though rarely as it airs). I'm wishing there was a way to multitask reading/TV without joining a gym. I was working out in front of the TV, but I started bringing up the floorboards (I had to nail a few back down).
Cooking is another passion of mine. I like food, and I like preparing food, feeding people, drinking wine, sitting laughing and eating and drinking among friends, unwinding stories, debating, thinking out loud, maybe breaking out a board game or two. I'd like my life to be filled with more evenings like this.
Oh, besides that? Well, I work at Bellevue College, advising the student government and the political action arm of the students. It's strange and challenging work, which is what I signed up for. I do a surprisingly large amount of event planning.
I'm also running more these days.
I also write here and there, and am currently thinking a great deal about about public, private, and digital space.
making people laugh
having long, wide-ranging conversations
Fun films I can watch over and over again: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Big Lebowski, Hot Fuzz, Back to the Future.
Films I love for personal reasons: Lost in Translation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Stranger Than Fiction, Once.
Television: Battlestar Galactica, The Wire, Doctor Who, The Venture Bros, Futurama, The Simpsons (seasons 4-9), Party Down, Archer, Top Gear, 30 Rock, Game of Thrones
Music: Lately I've been listening to: St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Adele, OK Go, The Black Keys, Robyn, LCD Soundsystem, Band of Skulls
Food: Crusty bread, guacamole, figs, pie, sushi, pho, mashed potatoes and gravy, oranges off the tree, peanut butter and jelly, trail mix, kiwis, prime rib, things that come on crackers.
1) My journal
2) A solid pair of shoes
I'm not great at these lists.
The human politics of dating
Other people. Where are they going? How far has that person been running? Did they eat dinner before they ran, or after?
How architecture and design influence the way people interact
User interfaces and how we use technology
New cooking projects
The various bizarre things that life presents for observation
Trends and the things that cause them
How weather can affect my mood
Working out complex moral and ethical situations in a fictional format
Figuring out who I am and who I'd like to be
- You want to wander and chat around the arboretum, Discovery Park, or watch the sun set at Sunset Hill park.
- You want to explore the shelves at Elliot Bay Books or other book stores.
- Grabbing ingredients from the farmer's market and whipping up a lunch or dinner sounds good to you.