I attempt to make time to: explore San Francisco, make new friends, go out and try new things, ride my bike to new places. I also like relaxing with friends or having a late afternoon BBQ.
I go to the gym 5 days a week and do some boxing, running, weights, and crossfit type stuff. I did a lot of yoga in grad school and am trying to fit more of that in also.
I make time to play my guitar whenever I can. I am working to put together a couple of songs so I can attend open mics around town. I've been told my singing voice compares favorably to Jeff Buckley.
So I just got back from PEX Summer Festival and it was sooooo
I felt at home there. Everybody was so nice and accepting and it was OK to be weird.
The art exhibits and dancing and the various pavilions were so awesome. I stayed with a DC arts collective called Meso Creso, which had a neat Middle Eastern themed camp and pavilion.
I met so many cool people there and had such an amazing time.
The sense of community I felt from everybody I met felt so right and it made me wonder why the rest of life couldn't be this way.
And the big group dance ceremony around the burning man effigy was incredible. It felt like I was part of my own tribe of people.
I can't wait to go to another burner event!
It occurs to me after rereading this that I need some more superlatives in my every-day vocabulary.
I am good at accents.
I have a space between my teeth that is distinctive.
My new glasses are very round and my boss accused me of resembling Harry Potter. I think they are sharp looking though.
I really like Shakespeare, especially the modern adaptations in films like Richard III (1995), Titus (1999), and Macbeth (2010) -
where all the sets are taken into a more modern context, yet the characters and dialog remain (mostly) unchanged.
I love Indian, Thai, Middle Eastern, Italian, & Cuban food. I like cooking a lot. I love fancy pants craft beer. Last summer a friend got us tickets to take the tour of Dogfish Head in Rehoboth. It was a lot of fun. And the beach was nice too.
This season I have been watching The Americans, Game of Thrones, Hannibal, and House of Cards. I don't have TV, just internet.
I love live music. I just saw Andrew Bird live and he was pretty amazing. I have tickets right now to see Fiona Apple, Neko Case, & Florence and the Machine. I saw the Civil Wars in DC on U street and they were so good!
September - went to see Bon Iver and they were incredible!
Also recently saw Milo Greene at the Rock and Roll Hotel on H St in DC. Their singing and quiet/loud dynamics really slay me.
I like the way everyone trades off instruments on different songs and that everybody sings. It is great that they have a lady in the band too.
Right now I have tickets to see the XX/Grizzly Bear, the Lumineers, the Postal service, and Aimee Mann.
NPR - Listen to it every morning when I wake up
My messenger bag
My kitchen deserves an honorable mention, since I enjoy using it so much.
How can I have intimacy and genuine meaningful human interactions with friends, family, and acquaintances?
How can I create/seek out opportunities in my life to further these endeavors?
so I just wind up going to the gym, then home to make
dinner and go to bed.
Nights when I find planned activities via meetup groups or if I am invited to something, I like to go out and be with people.
Some example activities might include riding bikes, or seeing live music, drinking beer with friends in the neighborhood, or maybe cooking dinner for friends.