I'm also trying to plan this sweet road trip across the western US for late July-early August. I have a friend in Portland, which is where twenty-somethings go to retire. Well, actually, I'm a thirty-something, but I'm sure they'll accept me. Plus, everyone always under-guesses my age anyway.
I have a theory that when it comes to media, one should only consume it after it has left the collective short-term memory. The reason being that hyperbole is a big thing on the internet, and the newest thing is always the best-est thing (or the worst-est thing). Better to wait for the collective to digest and analyze media to filter out the chaff and find the hidden gems. There is just too much media and not enough time to enjoy it all; I don't have time to become extremely invested and then disappointed *cough* LOST. *cough* An added bonus that spoilers don't mean anything if you're not following a particular media, because you don't know the context. Therefore, in 5 years, I can watch Game of Thrones in peace.
I love to cook, but I find it hard to cook for one person efficiently... so I would love to have someone to cook for. My best friend's wife has told me on several occasions that I will make an excellent wife for someone someday! When I cook, I crank up the tunes! There might be a little singing, air-guitaring, rapping and/or dancing... A little pre-dinner entertainment if you will.
I think a lot about nerd culture, sexism, and how to become a better ambassador for geeky interests.
I'm kind of pissed off about how the (white male) community seems to think that nerd culture needs defending from "social justice warriors." There's the "fake geek girl" thing, the rise of MRAs, the backlash against anything remotely "feminist" on the internet, Gamergate, and now Reddit setting itself on fire. This kind of stuff is completely antithetical to my beliefs and my vision.
I don't understand why white men want to be victims so much. You know why other groups get "special treatment?" THE SAME REASON WHY IN MARIOKART YOU DON'T GET BLUE SHELLS AND LIGHTNING BOLTS WHEN YOU'RE ALREADY IN FIRST PLACE, ASSBAG! Seriously, eff misogyny and sexism! Just writing this made got me all worked up...
*gets off soapbox*
I own a kayak. I'm mostly into calm lake and river kayaking and not so much whitewater stuff. Unfortunately I have nowhere to store it... If I had a better place to store it, I would probably use it literally every day and I'd never get anything else done, so maybe it's for the best. I also own a mountain bike, which I could technically store in my apartment but I don't. That one is slops on me. I do "yoga" frequently, although usually just by myself, and I don't know if you can really call it yoga. I took a few classes back in the day, watched a few videos and added some of my own stuff. I also like taking walks in various parks around the metro... the more wooded and secluded the better.
I really want to go to the zoo. Or the science museum. Or MIA. Or Walker. Or Twins games. Or get any kind of culture, really.