When not strapped into a tin can hurtling through deserts and forests at irrational velocities I try to keep myself active here at home. Lately it seems that has mostly meant writing articles and coordinating interviews for my latest side project. I hike, bike, kayak, geocache, and camp whenever possible. I've recently gotten into jogging and obstacle course races (Warrior Dash, Rugged Maniac, Tough Mudder, etc). I love the outdoors, love exploring new trails and new areas. Travel and road trips are a staple. I start going crazy if I haven't crossed a state line in six weeks. I think meteor showers are an amazing gift and always make sure I'm out in "stargazing territory" for the big ones. I'm an avid reader and go through books like a seven year old through Halloween candy. I love music and couldn't imagine a world without it. I listen primarily to rock, but my playlist includes something from virtually every genre (with a steadily increasing quantity of orchestral pieces making their way onto my playlist). I sing in the car when I'm alone, loudly. My pet dinosaur Bacon (who somehow has become a bit of a Facebook celebrity) can attest to this. He isn't a fan.
Traveling the country in the name of adventure and speed. Hitting as many state and national parks as I can. Stumbling across unexpected waterfalls and jaw dropping scenery. Writing stories for and conspiring to slowly take over a major journalism website.
I am also good at being silly and making people laugh, according to outside opinion.
On second thought, my money's on the dinosaur.
Choosing a favorite movie is impossible. That being said, stop motion animation will always have a special place in my heart, and for that reason I can never understate my love for the beauty and detail in every film Laika Studios puts out.
My music tastes are eclectic, vast, and span every genre. I listen to everything from Rage Against the Machine to Apocalyptica to Golden Earring to Two Steps From Hell to 2Cellos to Chopin.
Food is awesome. Let's just leave it at that.
I have Asperger's, a form of High Functioning Autism. Which (arguably) puts me in the same room as Einstein, Van Gogh, Goethe, Asimov, and eight U.S. presidents. Oh, and Elvis.
...at least conversation in the Asperger's room is bound to be interesting.