In my free time I play squash almost every day, work out at the gym, go fishing/hiking/target shooting (especially fly fishing for trout, which is my main passion), and explore new bars/restaurants/jazz venues. In particular I love checking out all of the great Chinese, Korean, and other ethnic restaurants in the suburbs.
I'm also a voracious reader (mostly nonfiction, especially political philosophy and economics though I'm starting to get back into fiction).
I love traveling too. I went to Vietnam and Cambodia a few years ago, but it's been a while since my last big trip, though I am planning on visiting a friend in Mexico soon. I've also been throughout Europe, but haven't spent much time in any one country.
Movies: Anything by Woody Allen (especially Annie Hall, Crimes and Misdemeanors, and Hannah & Her Sisters), the Marx Bros., Wes Anderson (especially Rushmore), Stanley Kubrick (especially Dr. Strangelove), Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona). Also Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, The Seven Samurai, Rashomon, There Will Be Blood, and lots of documentaries including Crumb, Dark Days, Fog of War, and Capturing the Friedmans. Also old classics like the Godfather (1 and 2), Lawrence of Arabia, etc.
TV: I don't watch any TV shows regularly. However, I do love watching Curb Your Enthusiasm and Louie on Netflix/iTunes. Also classic Simpsons, The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street, and Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Music: Lately my interests haven't strayed far from classic hip hop (A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul) and Jazz (Charlie Parker, Bill Evans, Art Tatum). I used to listen to a lot of indie rock (Neutral Milk Hotel, the Apples in Stereo, Built to Spill, Animal Collective) and punk (Minor Threat) but not so much anymore. I also like going out to DC's live music venues (Black Cat, Howard Theatre, 930 Club, Iota, Galaxy Hut, Velvet Lounge, Black Cat).
Food: Just about anything, especially good seafood, Thai, Chinese, and Korean.
I don't give a flying fuck about the Oxford comma.
- You think that we can go get drinks after work or coffee or a Saturday afternoon without having too many awkward silences.