True statement: I'll be leaving Portland by sometime around February 2017. Unless NASA calls me back- at which point it will be around February 2018.
Attempting to challenge my mind and body almost every day. Consciously thinking about how I'm interacting with the world, and trying thoughtfully to make it a better place for all of us to live in, without trying to make those changes in a manner that will eventually burn me out from thinking/engaging in those types of things too much.
I'm (one of the many) young professionals in Portland who works- sometimes a bit too much. But I do cool stuff! Designing buildings is really nifty! And I work with great people in the architecture/engineering/construction industry! So while work is sometimes really stressful, it's also pretty darn rewarding.
When I'm not at work, I can usually be found doing one of the following: biking aimlessly around town (or out of town); walking long distances; attending a lecture; attending a political meeting; helping out at the tool library; browsing books at Powells; reading- somewhere...; drinking tea; grabbing a pint of cider at the pub; chatting with strangers; chatting with friends; building things; gardening (/killing plants); contemplating the fact that I have too many hobbies and interests; trying to figure out "life as an adult".
Or I'm eating.
Food: Some foods hate me, but whatever- I can usually find a gluten free option almost anywhere. I could eat Thai every day, Indian is great, and of course anything made with fresh local veggies and fruits rocks my world. I've considered raising rabbits as a meat source, but haven't yet learned how to skin them....
Music? Turn it on, and I'll probably be bouncing my head around and singing in a few minutes, no matter what it is. Although to be quite honest I spend a lot of time listening to classic rock. In Portland, this means I am made fun of fairly frequently.
Possibly either at the gym/in the pool/on a bike ride, at home cooking, at the bar for happy hour, and whichever of the above, typically in bed pretty early because I'm exhausted after a long week. This question should ask about Saturdays. Or- to be more Portland specific- "your last worknight of the week".
-Wander around Forest Park, Mt Tabor, or another local park.
-Beverage (adult or otherwise) on a patio in the sun.
-Portland Art Museum?
-Dinner and the symphony!
Look, I'm making this super easy- you can literally just pick an activity and send me a message saying "let's go do X sometime", with a suggested time and date! I'm far more interested in meeting people in real life then spending forever messaging back and forth. If we click- as friends or otherwise- great! If not, at least we got out of the house/did something different for a while!