If you like TED, we'll get along.
Reader of myriad books (heavy on the sci-fi and fantasy; I am an unashamed nerd). Eater of foods from the world over. Weird ingredients? No problem! I've lived in Japan and unless it's squirming and begging for its life in epic poetry form I'm generally unfazed.
I study history, have an interest in politics, and spend a lot of time wondering how humanity can be so astonishing and so awful at the same time. Generally have concluded that civilization is the result of instinct fighting conscience and that's great because I intend to make a career of studying it.
Born in Britain, lived in the Soviet Union (I shit you not), Japan, and the USA. Determined never to change my accent.
Things that seem to interest few people fascinate me (hurrah for the reconstruction of Proto-Indo-Aryan!) but things that most people seem to love bore me to the point of tears (seriously, if you can explain to me what Sex and the City has to say of value to anyone outside of uber-rich New Yorkers I'd gladly buy you a beer).
I take humour very seriously. Emotional maturity is a rare trait and essential to the drama-free life I desire. I try to treat others as I wish to be treated myself and all in all it's worked out well so far.