Here’s a lot more random things that I participate in and enjoy, ranging from the semi-serious to the definitely-not-serious.

interests

Memory
For a class I taught at Splash, I learned how to memorize a deck of cards in a month. Current record is ~8 minutes. I also try to remember all the random facts that people tell me, from birthdays to class schedules to more.
Musicals
I love musicals! Favorite ones I’ve seen in-person are Hadestown, Waitress, and Les Mis (and I know the soundtracks to dozens more).
Scrabble
Word games are fun, and Scrabble is my favorite. I’ve taught Splash classes about strategy and two-letter words. One long-term goal of mine is to join competitive Scrabble tournaments.
Jeopardy
I’ve always wanted to make it onto Jeopardy. My main weaknesses right now are in literature and pop culture, so I’m trying to slowly build up that knowledge to have a shot at qualifying. Fingers crossed.
Deep Discussions
I love talking to people to learn more about who they are and how they see the world. One semester, I ran a small discussion series to bring strangers together to talk about big questions like “How do you define yourself?” and “What brings meaning to your life?”
Rubik’s Cube Solving
I got into cubing in high school, though don’t do it much these days. My fastest 3×3 solve is 11.08s, and fastest 3×3 blindfolded is 3:31.

good things on the internet

Entertainment
xkcd
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Set with Friends and the Daily SetPuzzle
Jelle’s Marble Runs (go O’rangers)
Thinking
Wait But Why
YearCompass
Although of course you end up becoming yourself and this quote he links to from the book
Rabbit holes I’ve been meaning to explore
The website of bill wurtz, maker of history of the entire world, i guess
lesswrong.com
Wikipedia’s list of list of lists
Infinite Jest (does this count as an internet rabbit hole? no, but it’s on this list anyway.)
this blog
Better Explained (here’s a blog post about it)
Google Patents (try searching random nouns, like football or pasta, and read the actual patent for entertaining content)
wholesome links
hugs
my favorite train video