I enjoy traveling to experience, appreciate, and respect the uniqueness of different places and cultures. It's really a pleasure for me to learn and gain competency in new things. I appreciate both analytical and creative thinking but skew towards the former by default.
I have been all over most of Western Europe and my high school French has managed to help out more than once. Add in a few trips to China, Thailand and the South Pacific but looking forward to visiting more of the world.
I'll vigorously read a new book in hours or if I'm busy a couple days at most. I'm also happy catching up on youtube/charts for lighter entertainment. TED talks are amazing and inspire me professionally and personally.
Have a quirky appreciation for old music and movies, last year was full of new gems like singer songwriter Harry Nilsson and "Harold and Maude". I look forward to many more this year.