Myself, I'm a potential early-retiree from the Silicon Valley, with my new job managing the family properties. I'm also working on [[losing weight, and have lost fifteen pounds since leaving corporate (and yes, those pics were taken over five years ago!). Right now, I'm at the local YMCA, taking water exercise classes four days a week. I enjoy walking with the dog, the outdoors, geeky boardgames and culture. I also enjoy ordered chaos, and used to think deeply until I came along to the internet. As a Silicon Valley Techie, I have the standard lackadaisical clothing starter set, but am easily subject to customization and, yes, don't care if you don't wear a skirt. I graduated from Stanford, but that's only important if your parents are Asian. I'm childfree and love dogs (that's probably important, too). Oh, and I have a roomba that annoys me.
I am dog-loving and childfree.
Although I spend time in the gym, I enjoy walking and hiking near the bay and in the mountains. I attend the outdoor yoga classes at Stanford, where I graduated (and never had time to do the stuff outdoors you see at Stanford -- it's all propaganda, I tell you!).
As for movies, Marx Brothers, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Donnie Darko, Fifth Element, Lord of the Rings, 12 Monkeys, Brazil by Terry Gilliam, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Finding Nemo, Shrek, Monsters Inc., Toy Story and The Incredibles by Pixar, Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Baron: The Cat Returns by Miyazaki, Mulholland Drive, American Beauty, From Dusk Til Dawn and Reservoir Dogs by Quentin Tarantino, Hackers, Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, and Spider-Man by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell, Mel Brooks movies, Shaun of the Dead, Hero, Kung Fu Hustle, and Versus.
As for television, I don't watch much of it. But I picked up the House, Monk, South Park, and Monty Python DVD sets. I also enjoy South Park, Monty Python, Red Dwarf, other British comedies, Red Green Show, Doctor Who, The Prisoner, various anime, and Adult Swim shows like Sealab 2021, Robot Chicken, Harvey Birdman, and Futurama. And on the radio, The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy. For better or worse, I've been watching anime, probably because it doesn't have a laugh track. I don't usually watch cooking shows, but am a fan of Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares, probably because it combines business with food.
I love to explore music. Unfortunately, commuting to corporate rock hardly helps, but I've found a love for live and instrumental music, such as classical, jazz and solo instruments.
I'm also something of a foodie. Japanese food: Sushi, particularly eel maki and crab, Teriyaki, andUdon. Italian food: Pasta and Pizza.Mexican food, including Chicken mole, Fajitas. Hot and spicy food, including curry and other Indian food and chili without beans. Thai food. Trader Joe's food. Learning how to cook for myself and others is on my to do list. I love going to the deli, picking things out, and having a nice picnic by the lake at Foothill Park.