Well, I am pretty good at being a geek! *grin* As a chemist
, gamer, computer
user, and general science enthusiast, I am a pretty hardcore geek
some days. But I am also a food lover. I enjoy trying new things,
learning to cook more dishes, learning new cooking
methods, and in general playing
with my food. I'm a good slave to my cats
, feeding them, playing with them,
cleaning litter boxes, and keeping the bird feeders full for their
enjoyment (cat TV). I even work with a cat rescue group as
I am a hardcore gamer. Lots of D&D (I've played all versions),
GURPS, World of Darkness, GURPS, Call of Cthulhu, dabbled a little
in Pathfinder, Shadowrun,. Serenity, and plenty more. I've been
dabbling in Steampunk and run a GURPS campaign. Lately I have been
adding to my Munchkin collection. And I need to add more to the
Settlers of Catan sets so there are more options. Want to get me
started? Just ask about my dice, and you'll see how crazy a gamer I
can be. Though I do like to get into a serious game of Scrabble now
and then, and use my crazy vocabulary, these days I play too much
Words With Friends. A good game of Monty Python Fluxx works too. I
had a great stretch where I was able to experience a wide range of
conventions, from local cons (in WI) (OddCon and RockCon) to
finally making it to GenCon in 2011, I hope to return again soon,
more for seeing friends, the dealer room, and people watching. Plus
we've managed to get to TeslaCon 2 and 3 - an amazing Steampunk con
held in Madison.
I'm a good cook, all the years in the chemistry lab mean I have
plenty of good techniques, I'm just adapting them to the kitchen.
And I can follow a recipe as well. I like to start with a recipe
and then start adjusting and adding in my little changes and
tweaks. I would like to do more grilling, I am still getting my
skills where I want them when it comes to the grill.
I'm very good at being nocturnal, though I play a morning person
when at work (though it is a stretch some/most days), thankfully
work has lots of good free coffee and espresso.
And I am very good at being a cat person, so if you are allergic to
cats it may be a challenge. Through my wife I got involved in a cat
rescue group while we were in Wisconsin. I helped with adoption
fairs, socializing feral rescues, and eventually fostering cats. We
only have two cats now, our furkids, as we are not planning on any
other kind of kids.
Even though I can be very outgoing I am an introvert so some days I
just need space and quiet. And I do tend to look at profiles a few
times while I get up the nerve to send a message. I always worry
that my first message to someone sounds completely lame and boring,
if I have messaged you and this is the case please give me a
chance, soon you'll see my friendly (and chatty) personality shine
through the initial shyness.