I'm fiercely non-conformist in the sense that "everyone's doing it" just isn't a good enough reason for me to join in. People tend to think I'm a bit standoffish when they meet me for the first time but I asking "hi, how's your day?" to give off the impression that I'm personable isn't worthwhile to me. I love having conversations but if it's only going to be small talk then I can do without it. I'm introverted in the sense that being around a lot of people I don't know makes me physically tired but I love being with friends.
I have a sarcastic and intuitive sense of most humor and will often make off the cuff references to obscure pop culture of years past. I enjoy traveling and have lived in Russia and visited Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, and a few other places in the northern hemisphere. I'd like to branch out to South America, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe in the next few years.
A few things I enjoy:
The sound and smell of the ocean
Discussing politics and social issues
Trying new cuisines