I really value humor and laughing in my life. My group of friends and my family are really important to me, I appreciate them more every year.
Taking in as many movies, television shows, books, comics, and music as I can possibly digest is probably my biggest hobby. I studied writing and film in school.
I love to relax, read, have a great meal (preferably at a restaurant I've never tried), and go running. Not at the same time. But I probably would if I could. I like taking photographs on trips, or taking adventures specifically for photography (and the journey). When hanging out with friends, a board game can be just the thing to socialize while engaging my mind and having fun.
I'm not organized but I like organizing, somehow the process is cathartic to me. I'm currently looking for ways to tap back into the imagination that led me when I was younger.
Long term I'd love to be in a creative career of some sort, either writing (screenplays, novels, etc) or film (directing, writing, editing).
I ran my own film criticism website for about a year, it served as a great place to talk about my passions in both written and podcast form.
Books: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Everything is Illuminated, Catch 22, High Fidelity, Wheel of Time, Lord of the Rings, Hamlet, Midsummer Night's Dream, The Killing Joke, Dark Knight Returns, Watchmen, David Mamet, Tom Stoppard, Y: The Last Man, Scott Pilgrim, Chew.
Movies: High Fidelity, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, Ferris Beuler's Day Off, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, State and Main, Almost Famous, Aliens, Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Good Night and Good Luck, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Sting, Die Hard, Serenity, Independence Day, Ocean's Eleven, The Princess Bride, Amelie, Rushmore, The Dark Knight, Wall-E, The Avengers, Children Of Men, Rear Window, Jurassic Park, Duck Soup, L.A. Confidential, His Girl Friday, 12 Angry Men, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Star Trek, Inglourious Basterds, Gaurdians of the Galaxy, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
TV Shows: Game of Thrones, West Wing, Breaking Bad, Six Feet Under, Lost, Arrested Development, Scrubs, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Freaks And Geeks, Pushing Daisies, Dr. Horrible, Mad Men, How I Met Your Mother, Slings and Arrows, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation, Misfits.
Music: Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, The Shins, Cake, Postal Service, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Bright Eyes, Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, The Beatles, Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis, Spoon, The Decemberists, White Stripes, Johnny Cash, Rolling Stones, Say Anything, David Bowie, She & Him, Andrew Bird, M. Ward, Arctic Monkeys, Feist, Reel Big Fish, M. Ward, Matt Hires, Band of Horses, The Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, Lakes Street Dive, Fun., The I