I can seem hard on the outside but I’m cuddly and romantic on the inside.
I am an engineer at Asana. I like that through my work I can make other people more efficient. It's a good way to make a difference.
Preparing for a zombie apocalypse. I'm partly joking but a lot of my hobbies can be thought of this way, including urban exploration, martial arts and survival skills.
Unrelated to that, I hike, back-country ski, etc.
I also enjoyed A Farewell to Alms, which examines the origins of the industrial revolution and why it happened where and when it did. Fascinating stuff if you ask me.
I'm now reading Capital in the 21st Century.
As for movies, I like intelligent scary movies, just about any decent romantic comedy and secret-agent movies. I think that Burn Notice could not appeal to me more if it were designed specifically for me.
Martial arts and exercise
Love, except that I'm forced to make do without it. Boo hoo.
I listen to a lot of audio books and lectures. I can almost always talk your ear off about the interesting things that I have learned recently.
I'm constantly curious about the world. What's the latest with climate change? How can the world emit less carbon? Is nuclear fusion really only five years away, as some companies are claiming?
And my job gives me plenty of interesting problems to think about too, ranging from technical and product questions to ones about how a company should be run.
I'm often thinking about the next fun class to take. Some recent classes I have taken are urban escape and evasion, driving in emergency situations, wilderness survival, relationship communication and hippy energetics. (I think that I felt hippy energy but I still don't believe that it's mystical.)
Also, I think about how to enter abandoned buildings and how to reduce the weight of the gear that I need when backpacking.