I'm a native Ohioan who enjoys watching and playing sports; however, I generally need to use the success of my collegiate teams (Ohio State) to balance the historical lack of it from my professional ones (Browns, Indians, Cavaliers, and Blue Jackets).
Some of my favorite activities include softball, backpacking, and most lawn games (especially croquet). I'm currently conducting a project where I'm attempting to visit the highest point in every state in the country. I've currently reached the summit of 21 states plus DC. Here is a link to the photographs of the states that I have already visited.
When I can't get outdoors, I enjoy playing tabletop games (like Settlers of Catan, Terra Mystica, and Scrabble) and cards. I love learning new games and always keep an eye out for them.
I'm a really big science fiction and fantasy enthusiast. J.R.R. Tolkien is my favorite author, I reread The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings at least once every year, and I have had two articles published in the Tolkien Society scholar journal. Additionally, The Empire Strikes Back, the Dark Crystal, and the Living Daylights (James Bond) are my favorite movies. I also really enjoy graphic novels; here is a link to my personal database of ratings for all the graphic novels I have ever read. I'm always on the look out for new material, so feel free to send me recommendations.