I'm pretty laid back, but I will stand up and yell at the TV during Bears games.
I write. Mostly about myself. I find it incredibly therapeutic. I harbor the (semi) secret ambition that someday the things I have written about myself will help others.
Some people might consider me new-agey or a hippie. I just think it's important to recognize the ways in which everything is connected. That means that I pay attention to how I treat other people, the earth, and my own body and spirit.
I pay a lot of attention. I pick up on subtleties in interactions that other people might not. Friends, family, and complete strangers are often comfortable telling me things they probably wouldn't share with anyone else. I tend to approach problems from multiple angles and perspectives. I've been told these traits make me well-suited for a career as a therapist. I'm inclined to agree.
Food: I recently started eating meat again after a five-year hiatus, and so I've been experimenting a lot lately. I love sushi, Thai, Ethiopian, Mexican food. I also tend to eat what my friends refer to as squirrel food: quinoa, goji berries, kale salad, almonds, avocado, etc.
Music: I love bluegrass, blues, hip-hop, folk music, rock and roll. I love the Paul Simon, Jay-Z, Wild Belle, Juicy J, Joni Mitchell, Local Natives
Books: I read a lot, I'm usually in the middle of three or four books at once. I read a lot of non-fiction, speficially about human nature, neuroscience, or psychology, but I love a good novel. Recent favorites include "Autobiography of a Yogi," "Midnight's Children." I love David Sedaris, Joan Didion. I write personal essays, so I read a lot of that genre.
Tv: Parks and Rec, The League, Arrested Development, Law and Order: SVU, Grey's Anatomy, 30 Rock, Freaks and Geeks. Comedy/drama.
Movies: Almost Famous, Eternal Sunshine, Rachel Getting Married, The Departed, pretty much anything by Judd Apatow. I just saw "Safety not Guaranteed" and loved it. I haven't seen a movie in theaters in years, but watch Netflix all the time.
Music that moves me (physically, emotionally)
Adventure (in the city, forest, mountains, ocean)
The Internet (if I'm being totally honest)