My family and my friends (be they near or far, neighbors or virtual, family I was born into or those so close to me I consider them my family) are very important to me and most of my free time is spent helping or being with family or friends.
I like a lot of VT activities like skiing, skating, hiking, and bike riding. For sports I am a big hockey fan at all levels of play. I also love games of all kinds. I will try any game out there, and have a lot of friends that have exposed me to new and interesting card games and board games over the years. I’m always fond of trying new things and love a good adventure.
Outside of work I am working on community building and strengthening my relationships.
Currently reading: The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
Movies: Time Bandits, because nothing beats time traveling midgets on a mission from God.
Aside from that I think directors can best sum up my tastes: Terry Gilliam, Christopher Nolan, the Cohen Brothers, Stanley Kubrik, and Rian Johnson.
Favorite "indy" movies: Quid Pro Quo, Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, Spork, Wristcutters: A Love Story, and Management.
Food: Burmese, specifically The Rangoon in Philly's Chinatown. Followed by a fresh Cannoli from the Italian Market. Since I do not live close to either of those places any longer I usually enjoy either hole in the wall local (or ethnic) food or pubs that serve food.
Music: Too varied and eclectic to list, examples range from Beatles, to Oingo Boingo, to Nick Cave, to Machines of Loving Grace, to Talking Heads, to A Perfect Circle, to Soul Coughing, to They Might Be Giants, to VAST, to the English Beat, to Clutch.
Why is Art not a section? I'll put it anyway because it matters to me as much as music. Favorite contemporary/modern/commercial; Dave McKean. Favorite classic artist; Umberto Boccioni. Favorite piece, The City Rises.
I love to go dancing, but unfortunately that does not seem to be a typical weekend activity for me the way it once was.