I like nerdy things, but not enough to where I incessantly quote lines from things, memorize actors' names and what they've appeared in, or obsess over video games for hours at a time. I have a soft spot for fantasy, like knights in shining armor, and I spent a great deal of my childhood playing Dungeons and Dragons.
I also like physical activity a lot, endorphins feel great. I like riding my bike, running, swimming, lifting weights, hiking, camping, playing racquetball/tennis, and wrestling.
I like to think I'm a skill or self-improvement junkie, but I have yet to discover the secret to maintaining motivation over a lifetime. I like learning about how to communicate with people, how scientific processes work, practical skills like caulking the bathtub or changing a car's oil, and less practical skills like playing the guitar or drawing. I admire people that have found and committed to a passion, because that's one of the main things I want more than anything, is to feel real passion for something, whether a job, a relationship, or something else.
Conversation is really important to me! I could never be in a relationship with someone that wasn't also my best friend, and that I couldn't talk to. I imagine I am likely hypocritical at times, but one thing that irritates me almost more than anything else is when I try to talk to someone, and they only reply with one-word or one-sentence replies that don't continue the conversation at all. Given, nobody is obligated to want to talk to me, but if someone tries to start conversation with me and then doesn't contribute, it can be frustrating for me.
I can be crude around the people I'm most comfortable being with, I like dirty/offensive jokes, and being socially proper, at most, is good for situations where its formally required. Otherwise, I'm normally a total goofball. Lastly, I also tend to be very open and personal with people. I respect when someone wants to divulge personal information, but sometimes people are offended when I ask them personal questions like their motivations behind doing things, discussing our insecurities, or if I say something that wasn't meant to be taken personally.
So, that was a brief summary of the dude that is me, and the I that is Chris.