I yearn to see new places and learn new things. This has led to many adventures, including multiple cross-country road trips, writing software to find Pixar superfans on the internet, dancing on the playa at Burning Man, learning light photography, using statistics to predict the next Harlem Shake, and reading The Hunger Games for the romance. I have no idea where it will lead me next.
Outside of work, I look for physical challenges and excuses to adventure. I'm training to do a 10k later this year, and fly to other places every few weeks (not to space, sadly).
Around town, I'm looking for excuses to explore this wonderful city and find new facets of it. I went to my first fashion show the other day. That was fun and different.
At home, I'm drinking wine, reading lots of books, and hosting Doctor Who marathons.
I'm also great at Cards Against Humanity. I'm not proud.
I have no shame when it comes to books. I'll read anything. The current book my friends are tired of me recommending is Name of the Wind. I hate the Game of Thrones books with a passion, though I've read all of them. Once I've started a book, I can't leave it half-done.
In TV and movies, I go for quirky and clever. I despise the term "space opera," but I guess you could say I have thing for it. I'm a Joss Whedon fan, and grew up on the Discovery Channel. There's probably a lot of television and movies out there haven't seen and would like, but I only watch stuff if I have a partner.
As far as music goes, if it doesn't have lyrics (or lyrics in a language I don't know) then I'm probably into it. The Glitch Mob, Beethoven, and Yoko Kanno are usually on my playlist while I work, but I love listening to the playlists of others. It's like getting in their head in a small way.
1. Sense of where north is
3. A plane ticket to somewhere in the near future
5. Mountain to climb
6. Problem to solve
Also, how would sex in space work? Has anyone tried it? How'd it go? Does the Kama Sutra need to be expanded on to account for zero gravity?
However, I could just as easily be at a coffee shop in Hayes Valley reading a book, on a plane kicking off a weekend trip, or at the gym in pain.