I do yoga to stay in the moment.
I innovate to make money.
I laugh to laugh.
I drink to look cool.
I listen to build friendships.
I build things to keep me grounded.
In my spare time I try to save the world, and brunch hard.
picking out gifts. I love finding the one thing that a person really needs and wants, but doesn't know it yet.
Also - sitting in one place for a really long time and not thinking about anything. my meditations practice keeps me sane.
People are attracted to my smile and interesting conversation. I'm not great at small talk- so conversations quickly steer towards the ridiculously intimate, intensely political or a "Thats-what-she-said" joke.
And an accidental foodie - I am passionate about eating food that makes me a better person so I cook a lot of Mediterranean and vegetarian food at home and always end up with enough to bring to my neighbors.
I read constantly. I just finished everything bukowski ever wrote. I am addicted to the new Yorker and the Atlantic. In general I will read whatever the librarian recommends. They know what i like.
Movies - Shawshank Redemption, Indiana Jones, anything Wes Anderson-ey
Music - I was a classical musician most of my life so I love Debussy and Shostakovich. But I listen to good ol' Rock & Roll. Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Sonics, The Black Keys, lykke li, geographer, the friendly fires, alabama shakes, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Beatles, Sam Cooke, Bill Withers, Led Zeppelin, Prince, MJ, Feist, M Ward, Gillian Welch. etc.
A great pair of jeans.
Their terrible jokes.
With friends. Either out at a hole-in-the-wall bar or restaurant, making music/art, volunteering, causing havoc, or playing scrabble or Apples to Apples.