I go to PAX east every year, always apply to the Omegathon, never been selected though.
I also go to a few track days or autocross events a year. They're brilliant fun, but also fearsome if a loved one is needlessly risking his life.
I've run a few marathons, one in 1997, the next in 2007. So I'm due again in about 3 years. I love the way I look in the weeks just before the run. But it's such a time commitment, thirty to forty hours a week! Furthermore I don't think my knees will tolerate that again. I may have to back off to half marathons every five years or so.
I get to Newport, Rhode Island for vacations. Mainly because I can't get the internet there, and that forces me outside of my comfort zone. There's lots of idle culture there, but I gravitate towards Brenton Point, to fly kites, and the beach. But it's a great place, no mediocre restaurants or bars in downtown Newport.
I'm very content with my life, and I'm hoping to find someone who will enjoy theirs with me.
The last turn at Lime Rock Park.
Wearing out my joints.
Finding reasons to like people.
Actually, that's a bit of a lie. My Tivo is capturing those, and I fully intend on spending 2.5 hours on watching it (ugh, such a chore) But I actually end up watching TV about high functioning sociopaths. House, Dexter, Barney, I think I envy their ability to say everything that they think, and get away with it, because it's brilliant. But the stuff I truly treasure is on Cartoon network at 2 AM. Did I mention I'm a huge nerd?
I'm a big fan of 80's films. Robocop, the Princess bride, Aliens and Top gun are my staple films for idle weekends in the house. That's not to say I don't like new stuff, but there is so much quality in the history of film, what's playing right now usually doesn't hold up.
I used to lead in with J K Rowling. But I've read her latest book and everyone's just a shit to each other, It's put me a bit off. I'm wondering what traits she thinks an "adult" book should have, because I've read her adult fare and it makes me want to be a child again. But I would still buy and read anything she writes though Also I really hope Patrick Rothfuss finishes the 3rd book of the Kingkiller chronicle. Side note, never start a series of books that hasn't been finished yet, I'm horribly impatient. The last standalone book I read was "Ready player one." and right now I'm starting "His Majesty's Dragon" Which hasn't really set it's hooks into me yet. It's still a bit of work to pick it up.
My intellect (or what's left of it)
Competitive friends (or regular ones)
I once attended a lecture for Navy Captains that had just been selected for Admiral (I was a facilitator for the classroom.) The first and key lesson was to learn about your inner ass. His point was that these men are powerful now, and going to become vastly more so. That could have a corrupting effect on their personality. Furthermore, they probably wouldn't have anyone to tell them, frankly, how much of an ass they'd become. He recommended that their best chance of learning about this was talking closely with their wives. But in the end, they probably never know how badly people perceived them, and it was probably worse than they imagine.
I wasn't the target for the lesson, but it still stuck. To this day, I'm still aware of how much of an ass I can be moment to moment, even when I am powerless to stop it as it happens.
Also boobs, I think about boobs a lot. (Dammit!)