I can be a bit of a workaholic, but I try to counter it with an active lifestyle. I'm constantly hungry for something (success, knowledge, skills, snacks) but the reward from so much busy time is the blissful down time in between. Everything in balance, right?
When I'm not working, I'm usually either cycling, swimming, playing guitar, going to concerts, watching a sport that I may or may not know anything about, or just hanging out in the sun with friends. I also make bad jokes, but you're probably already starting to realize that.
So I guess I am also good at sandwiches.
But when I do make the time, I try to alternate between fiction and non-fiction. For fiction, I enjoy cyberpunk and other sci-fi stuff, almost anything that pays a fair homage to computers and hacking. As a kid, I loved fantasy novels. I'll also pick up a Dan Brown or Robert Ludlum if I'm on vacation and can't find anything else, but it's usually a last resort. Unless I see a Danielle Steele, of course.
As for non-fiction, it could really be anything. I'm currently reading a book on geopolitical forecasting and another one on genetic algorithms.
So I'm obviously reallllly exciting to be around... or... wait.
I'm a bit all over the map with music. Save for hard rap, pop country, and Nickelback, I'd touch almost anything. Electronica, hip-hop, indie, classic rock. I'm currently making a very weak effort to appreciate more classical and jazz music. Wish me luck.
So, food. I like putting it in my face, but I'm not all that great at making it. That said, I have a renewed sense of you-are-what-you-eat, so I'm trying to eat healthy lately. It turns out that even someone as culinarily-challenged as I can assemble a salad. Look at me now, mom.
Of course, there are still days when I'd push a baby into traffic for a good poutine. Don't judge.
- Internet (easy access to boundless information)
- Good headphones
- People I care about
- Other countries
- General daydreaming
- Why that dude's skinny jeans have to be SO skinny
I'll admit, there are a fair amount of Fridays where I just go home and work or cuddle up with a movie, but it's rarely Plan A.
I know, I live on the edge. Ssssshhhh...
And if you're that lady from Fairway who always looks like she's catching me in the act, know this: I will categorically deny everything in this text box.
- you can abide someone who screams in their sleep (night terrors)
- you enjoy staring upwards at tall people (i trim my nose hair)
- you have a pulse
(note to self: stop filling these out when you've been drinking)