I am enthusiastically social, and feel fortunate to be part of a big web of smart, interesting, creative, compassionate people. Most of us know each other through Burning Man; I don't go every year, but it's been a big part of my life for a long time, and I love the way my friends get together to make awesome things happen.
I spend a lot of my free time on creative activities. I've picked up a lot of little skills over the years, and whether it's sewing, electronics, music, carpentry, metalwork, drawing, writing, or photography, I'm always making something - or, more typically, a bunch of different somethings, at once.
I don't think of myself as being especially athletic, but I love to dance, and I spend a lot of time outdoors. I love to ski in the winter and hike in the summer, and I feel at home in the mountains. I've spent a lot of time sea-kayaking and climbing in the past; for the last few years I've done a lot of motorcycle riding instead.
I am incessantly curious, constantly reading, with a never-ending queue of books on my nightstand. If I come over to your house I will spend a while checking out what's on your shelf to see if I can learn something about you.
Music has been a significant part of my life, though I don't play much anymore. I grew up on classical piano, with a few years of sax and clarinet on the side, then branched out into synthesizers. I've played in a few bands, and most recently spent a few years doing a live-PA DJ-style performance using a custom hardware setup - no records, no computers. I'm sure I'll dip my toe back in again but for now I just play the piano in my living room.
Okay, that's cheating.
Coffee, sex, music, friends, excitement, art.