I've recently completed a PhD(2011).
Playing music is a big part of my life. I play guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bouzouki.
I take cooking and food pretty seriously (I used to work as a cook).
I really like boardgames, poker, camping, running, standup comedy, shows.
One of my main goals in life is to travel to as many places as possible, whether they be local or international.
After hours I am a musician.
I usually read nonfiction... I'm looking to change that
Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, Boardwalk Empire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Boss, Downton Abbey, Bored to Death, Damages, Arrested Development, The Larry Sanders Show, Dexter, Boss, Rubicon, ....
I also love British comedy shows: The Office, Peep Show, Little Britain, That Mitchell and Webb Look...
Folk, Traditional Celtic, Country, Blues and bluegrass mainly these days: Townes Van Zandt, Patsy Cline, Ricky Skaggs, The Dubliners, Teada, Bob Dylan, Justin Townes Earle, Planxty, Dwight Yoakam, George Jones, Flatt and Scruggs, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Levon Helm, Loudon Wainright III, The Pogues, Ryans Fancy,...
East coast Canadian rock bands: Sloan, The Super Friendz, Thrush Hermit, The Flashing Lights, Joel Plaskett, The Inbreds, Al Tuck,...
Others: Nick Lowe, David Bowie, The Smiths, Morrissey, Tom Petty, Elton John, Ron Sexsmith, Radiohead, Sam Cooke, The Shins, She and Him, The Strokes, The Talking Heads, Built to Spill, Van Morrison... (this list is all over the place)
I'm a massive Elvis Costello Fan.
Ethnic foods with some spice usually (Indian, Ethiopian, Carribbean,...). Pho and sushi (not usually at the same time).