I've always had a passion for figuring out how things worked. Starting with taking all my toys apart as a kid. Hence, my degree in mechanical engineering. I love fixing things. Although nowadays it's very difficult not having a garage for all my tools in my tiny apartment. :-(
I also like road cycling, snowboarding, camping, hiking and golfing. Okay, not "really" good at golfing, but I do enjoy it. FORE!
I do enjoy reading the news (as depressing as it mostly is) and articles I find interesting. I suppose I like to stay on top of current events. I also enjoy crossword puzzles, sudoku, and other brain exercise/problem-solving games.
Some movies I like: Grandma's Boy, Wedding Crashers, Shawshank Redemption, Gran Torino, No Country for Old Men, There Will be Blood, Boondock Saints, Citizen Kane, Pulp Fiction. The list goes on. I enjoy good movies. Definitely not a fan of sequels and (most) remakes.
My folks didn't have a TV in the household most of my youth. I grew up spending a lot of time outside, you know, playing (kids these days have to be forced to go outside?). I do like The Daily Show and a huge fan of SNL (sad to see some of my favorite cast members leave the show this last season). I also like Seth MacFarlane's creations (Family Guy, Cleveland Show, and American Dad). As an engineer, I dabble with Modern Marvels, How it's Made, Myth Busters, and Top Gear. I do like to watch sports, although I don't follow sports in detail. I will say that I am an SF Giants fan.
Music is probably something I couldn't live without. I listen to a little bit of just about everything. Most notably, classic rock. Recently, my Pandora station has been stuck between Pink Floyd and AWOLNATION (just to give you an idea of my listening bandwidth). I'm always a sucker for live shows, no matter what music style.
I'm not a picky eater at all, although I try to consume a little more healthy nowadays. I'm not afraid to try new and interesting food, as long as it doesn't contain peanuts. Yes, I'm allergic. I can, however, have tree nuts. I will say almond butter is my new guilty pleasure; my bagel's best companion every morning. Can't say I'm a fan of fast food (big corporate chain types). I do love spicy food. I'm not sure what they put in that Sriracha sauce, but it's got me hooked.