After a whirlwind year or so, I've found myself in Japan, back in Idaho after 7 years away, and now to the Seattle area. I was living in Japan for about 6 months teaching little children English. I've lived there on and off for about 3 years total.
I'm geeky, but I don't let that define me. I like movies, comics, games, but I also like hiking, travel, cooking. I have too many interests and never enough time to indulge in all of them, so I tend to get into an interest for a few weeks, drop it for another, and repeat the cycle.
I'm really missing dancing. I had classes in ballroom and swing and it would be fun to get back into them.
I have a lot of interest in Japan. I lived there for two years previously and I had a great time. My Master's thesis was on anime fans in America and how a Japanese cultural export became so popular in the U.S., a place notorious for ignoring the rest of the world's entertainment. I love talking and learning about other cultures and places. My degrees are in anthropology, but I have a lot of other academic interests as well, like history, linguistics, and geology.
I like cooking and know a few Japanese recipes. It's a fun hobby and great to share with someone. I hate cooking for myself and will eat instant crap too often without a motivation to cook.
I love playing games. It doesn't matter if they're board games, video games, word games or whatever. There is something about the mental exercise and the competition that I love.
I am a certainly a smartass at times. I like to make people laugh, but I can content myself to making myself laugh if no one else gets my humor.