My absolute most favorite place in the world is Canaan Valley, West Virginia. I love vacationing there in one of the houses on the mountain and just absorbing everything the surrounding nature has to offer. It's almost a form of soul food, to me.
I enjoy learning, reading, animals, writing, nature, and video games. Although I haven't had a whole lot of time for any of them recently.
Football (Specifically, my Baltimore Ravens) is the only sport that I enjoy. Although I'm open to learning about others - I've heard that Hockey and Soccer can be fun to watch but I've never gotten around to it. But to be honest though, you'll never convince me that baseball isn't boring.
I thoroughly enjoy Cooking, and I'm pretty damn good at it. Although cooking for one doesn't really fall into the above statement. I'd prefer to cook for at least two, if not a whole group.
Personally, I'm a very big advocate for animal adoption. I try to help raise awareness about it when I can. Animal cruelty is the one thing that just gets under my skin like nothing else. Back in November of 2008, after many months of searching for the right dog, I went through the adoption process and rescued a (then) 4 year old Schnauzer named Lucky. He's the most adorable and well-mannered dog I've ever met. He is an absolute attention hog, when I have people over, too.
I'm also pretty damn good at forgetting to turn the dryer on after I've just put clothes into it.
Movies/TV: Farscape, Doctor Who, Big Bang Theory, Stargate, Star Wars, Star Trek, Leverage, Mail Call & Lock 'n Load with R. Lee Ermey, Firefly, Pirates of the Caribbean, Army of Darkness, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Ghostbusters, Hot Fuzz, Taken, Sherlock Holmes, and anything by Miyazaki or Pixar.
Music: I like a lot of artists from a lot of different genres, but I really don't have a 'favorite'.
Food: Steak, lasagna, and sushi are my top favorites.
I have a list of things I want to try and/or learn how to do (or in some cases finish learning). I don't get a lot of time to remove from the list sadly, but I try.
Presently the list consists of:
Learn to Rollerblade (I got as far as getting the stuff)
Go Horseback Riding
Get Scuba Diving Cert
Learn Sign Language
Go to a Hockey Game (to see what all the fuss is about)
However, the most private thing I'm willing to admit to just anyone is that I saved my dads old digital answering machine after he died, so that I will never forget what he sounded like.
I have two deal breakers. Smoking and a dislike of animals. So if you should happen to be a non-smoking animal lover, we should get coffee!