I'm a professional web designer, and the fusion of artistic expression with the logical world of computers is actually a pretty good analogue for my own mind. I love things like crossword puzzles, but I hate coloring in the lines- I'd rather draw my own things.
Fair warning: I'm kind of a nerd- but the good kind of nerd that is totally “in” right now. I devour comic-book movies, science fiction, and video games. Still, I'm actually quite outdoorsy. I love to run and hike, and I'm a fair hand at ultimate frisbee. I've also started doing "obstacle races" in recent years. I'm into various artistic pursuits as well, like drawing and digital art, and I've dabbled in photography. I even play bass guitar, although I'm no virtuoso. I read a fair amount, and am interested in science, religion, philosophy, and all sorts of other good things. I've also recently started brewing my own beer. Oh I can cook too- girls like that right?
BOOKS: Recently I've been reading a lot of classic sci fi, but I dabble in a little of everything. If I have to name names: The Lord of the Rings, Watership Down, 1984, Life of Pi, Slaughterhouse Five, The Grapes of Wrath, Watchmen, Into the Wild, Neuromancer, Ender's Game, and on and on...
MOVIES: I love movies, and I run the gamut from academy-endorsed masterpieces right on down to pulpy schlock. A quick glance at my DVD shelf yields titles like The Big Lebowski, District 9, The Blues Brothers, Pulp Fiction, Army of Darkness, Aliens, The Dark Knight trilogy, Big Fish, Clerks, Wall-e... I'm also a big fan of Pan's Labyrinth, Star Wars, the Matrix films, 28 Days Later, Iron Man, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, O Brother Where Art Thou, etc.
MUSIC: I cover a lot of ground...
The Who, The Beastie Boys, Chromeo, Metallica, Daft Punk, System of a Down, Cake, Sly and the Family Stone, Joe Satriani, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tenacious D, Eve 6, Pearl Jam, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Shins, Boston, Steely Dan, Deadmau5, John Williams, Rush, Muse, Johnny Cash, The Police, Primus...
Of course, odds are you're just scanning this list looking for Mumford and Sons, so yes, I like them too.
TV SHOWS: Arrested Development, Firefly, Parks and Rec, Archer, Futurama, Dexter. I'm way late, but I just started Breaking Bad.
FOOD: Like most people in their mid 20's, I'm a little bit of a foodie. I love trying things that are new and different, but I can always return to the delicious worlds of thai, mexican, indian, sushi, and good old American burgers and chicken wings. I also consider myself a coniseur of fast food, and while I eat healthy for the most part, I have a soft spot for the fried and greasy.
It's worth mentioning that I'm a big craft beer enthusiast, so my ideal night at a bar is typically spent somewhere with lots of interesting things on tap.
I also enjoy cooking quite a bit. I take a somewhat experimental approach too it, drawing inspiration from recipes and then following my nose toward my own creations. If I had to pick a specialty I'd say that I make pretty mind blowing quesadillas.
Book: LOTR trilogy
Video Game: Starcraft II
Place: Rocky Mountain National Park
I'm a monster.