I've lived in the DC area now for 5-ish years, live in a great house, have really cool and fun friends, and am settled into a career I love. DC is a good place to live, but I'm not a city boy. I enjoy riding motorcycles, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, all the things you can't really do in this city without driving for hours.
When not at work I like to kick back and relax with a cold beer and a good book, which is probably my favorite way to decompress from a crazy day at work. I work out regularly but am not really a gym rat.
I'm a woodworker on my days off, which is a fun hobby. I make tables, cabinets, chests, picture frames, and do some wood carving. The coolest thing I've made so far is a liquor cabinet. Next up is a rocking chair.
Movies: No Country For Old Men, Gettysburg, Ghostbusters, generally any 80s action movie
TV: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, The Wire, Parks & Rec, The Office. True Detective was incredible even if the end was slightly disappointing.
Music: I listen to the radio for almost 12 hours a day a work, so it's a lot of country, bluegrass, rock, classical, NPR, everything. Some recent favorites are the Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Beck, Willie Nelson, 2Pac, Drive By Truckers. I listen to a lot of different genres and am always listening to something that's new to me. Patsy Cline melts my heart and will always be my #1 crush. Also have been getting real deep into David Bowie and Elton John.
I've been spending a lot of time around Columbia Heights lately. I usually prefer quieter low-key bars but can have a ton of fun on the dance floor if the music is right. My favorite bar in DC is The Red Derby. Gotta love $1 beers at Happy Hour.
The most fun I've had in a long time was at square dancing in Mount Pleasant. Who knew?