I also love hiking. I did quite a bit of it in Oregon, and I hear there's a lot to explore in New York. If you know any good spots, please let me know!
I'm fairly close with my family in Seattle, and I plan on visiting them a lot. When I was a kid, I always said I wanted to grow up to be my dad. I still stand by that.
Volunteering is and always has been a huge part of my life. For the past 3 years, that's been serving food in a restaurant for low income and unhoused people in Oregon. If you have any leads for places like that in Syracuse, I am very interested.
Books: Franny and Zooey and East of Eden are tied for my favorite. I also love David Sedaris
Shows: I don't watch a whole lot of TV, so when I do, I want to laugh. Favorites are It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Office, Freaks and Geeks, The Daily Show, Bob's Burgers, Love, and Workaholics
Movies: Anything that can make me laugh. Or cry. Those are good too
Food: Mexican is my favorite, but I'll eat pretty much anything
2. Easy access to nature
3. A good book in my backpack
4. A blackboard or white board (my job is literally composed of standing in front of one and pretending to know what I'm talking about)
5. A strong group of friends
6. Running trails
As an aside, I really don't care if we like the same books or music (though those make good ice breakers!) or if we have a lot of surface-level stuff in common. I'm at that place in life where I'm not really interested in wasting anyone's time, including my own. I'm looking for someone who can make me laugh and who is as excited to meet me as I am to meet them