I spend what spare time I have keeping up with friends on Facebook. I exist at the intersection of some very disparate groups of people--don't we all, though?--and that's a source of constant coolness and occasional flame wars. But I think it's so important to stay connected in this age of information bubbles.
I've always been a foodie, to some degree, but I've been thinking a lot lately about where it comes from and how to eat more locally. Would love to be a vegetarian locavore in theory, but I've got a bit too much of the Anthony Bourdain in me to really pull that off.
I like live music, though I hardly ever get out to shows these days. I suck as a companion at such events, though, as I'm there to see the band, with only occasional witty banter.
I teach literature for a living and read it for a hobby. Did I mention I was a geek?
From the old "three adjective" intro on OKC: I am wry, geeky, and frequently obscene
Very intrigued by Sinclair Lewis's _It Can't Happen Here_, an alternate history about the coming of fascism to America. It's eerily applicable to certain current events. Reading N.K. Jemisin lately--she's a great breath of fresh air in fantasy.
Movies: Old faves: LOTR! Old Star Wars. Anything Baz Luhrman. V for Vendetta! Good Night, and Good Luck. The Big Lebowski. The Big Lebowski. ("You said 'Big Lebowski' twice." "I like the Big Leboswki." So, I guess that means I should put Blazing Saddles here, too.) Love the Marvel Cinematic Universe, esp. Captain America: Winter Soldier. Proof that mainstream action movies don't have to be stupid.
Looking forward to: The Firefly reunion show/movie. ("It's totally going to happen" he mutters to himself. "Cosmic justice demands it...") Also Rogue One.
TV: Not watching a lot, these days.
Music: Americana, esp. Son Volt, Jayhawks, Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Shakira (okay, she's South Americana...). Also, Bruce Springsteen. Enjoying the recent round of re-releases and bonus material. But I also own a limited smattering of bluegrass, jazz, swing, funk, and country--so I suppose I'm pretty eclectic.
Foods: Heh. Yeah. Foods. Love em. Love to cook and love to eat. And just about any ethnicity; Italian, Ethiopian, Thai, Japanese, Mexican, Chinese, Indian.