2. Buy bird seed.
3. Ask the cashier how long it will take for birds to grow.
You don't have to find that funny, but you should know that I do. :-p
FYI, I'm actually happy with the life I've carved out for myself (and yet here I am on OKC). (I mean, is it greedy to want even more?) Similarly, I hope you are pretty okay with your life too and might just want to meet without stressing about it. Just a couple of human beings. NBD.
Well, maybe not. For work, I support some heavy lifting science types, so the saving the world thing is difficult to assess until after the fact and that can take decades. In the meantime, it's about the little victories.
Outside of work? I have a tendency to be a homebody, so I have a few guidelines to keep myself from bonding with my couch. Wandering the earth on foot is a typical activity. Though I like the solo activity, I think this is a fun thing with the right partner in crime. (hint, hint...)
I tend to read crap. Best seller thriller or bad horror or tech stuff. I read for fun, and I tend to reread books.
I'm not a movie guy so much, but I realized what I do rank highly is generally dark. (Ex Machina, Seven, Up in the Air, History of Violence, Lord of War, Falling Down, Eternal Sunshine...) It's not that I dislike a Disney ending, but that's a dime a dozen.
I'm enjoy most genres, but don't seek out country, rap, pop, or R&B. My default is "alternative" but that can cover a lot of ground.
I subscribe to 20 podcasts, but do not keep up with all of them. They are somewhat evenly a combination of news(ish), informational, general conversation, interview, and entertainment.
I don't watch much traditional TV. I've found myself consuming a lot of content from YouTube; probably half is comedic and half is "infotainment". Across YouTube, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc.; there seems to be more good content then I have time to consume.
I like good food, but that can be anything from the local mom and pop place to fine dining. Day to day, I try to abide by Michael Pollan's rule of "Eat real food, not too much, mostly vegetables."
I spend some time thinking about systematic problems (theses tend to be the bigger problems; political, environmental, social, etc.) For "fun", I like to think about technological advances and their impacts to humanity. Beyond that, human behavior, myself included, is endlessly entertaining to think about.
I went to the internet to find a better way to tie my shoelaces... and found it.