Dave tagged me with this:
List five things you enjoy, even when no one around you wants to go out and play. What lowers your stress/blood pressure/anxiety level?
I ride my bicycle – LA’s not a bad bike town if you stay off the main streets, and it’s amazing what you see when you’re not in a car. One of my favorite bike rides is up Sunset Plaza drive to Mullholland (half an hour on a hill climb), and then back down. It’s a hard ride, but I forget whatever’s bothering me when I do it. That and I’m totally exhausted when I’m done.
I go to the gym and lift weights – boring, I know, but it does help me relieve stress.
I watch movies – at home, in the theater, wherever. I just bought the extended cut of “Das Boot”.
I go climb a rock (but this does require a buddy).
I go to the “secret beach” in Palos Verdes and snorkel naked.
I used to go to Pinot Hollywood and sit in front of the fire with a martini. Guess that’s out now, huh?