Outside of work, my biggest interest is golf. I compete at a pretty high level — if you know golf handicaps, I'm a +2 — and I've been playing since I was 4 years old. It offers just about everything that I could want - it's social, competitive, and athletic, it's outdoors, and it's something I really enjoy, although sometimes the competition brings occasional heartbreak along with all of the good stuff. Golf keeps physical fitness on my mind as well. People say a lot of things about golfers as a group, but I've made a lot of great friends through the game.
Cooking is the other pursuit into which I'm putting a lot of effort these days. As I mentioned, I'm in a bit of a transitional period right now, trying a number of different things. Cooking French food the last few years was a perfect foundation, because not only do I have a pretty strong repertoire of those dishes, but I've also figured out the secrets to tons of stuff like spinach dip, meatballs, spring rolls...anyway, it's a lot of fun.
I enjoy trying new things and having a good time, but in the end I don't have a long list of hobbies like some people do. Basically I do a few things - I work, I play golf, I cook, I keep fit, and I spend quality time with my friends - and I try to do each of those as fully as I can.
Movies: Igby Goes Down (my intellectual side), Office Space (my funny side), Caddyshack (my golfer side).
2. My computer. Sometimes you just have to compute, you know?
3. My good silicone scraper/spatula. I can't stand leaving all the good stuff in the pan.
4. My extra iPhone charger. I listen to a lot of internet radio and I basically have to recharge everywhere I go.
5. A few close friends who I know care a lot about me.
6. A sense of humor in good times and bad.
Also, I love the Instagram feed on here but it would be even better if they showed the captions too, right?