I'm a huge music fan. I like pretty much anything that can be categorized as rock, but there’s a special place in my heart for metal. I love going to shows with giant mosh-pits, though I'm at least 50 pounds too light to avoid being thrown about like a rag doll in one. I can also get behind pretty much anything w/ a great beat b/c I love to go dancing! Oxymoronic for a metalhead, but what can I say? I also like using big words like oxymoronic. I have a large vocabulary and am constantly stretching it, occasionally even severely misusing a word in the hopes that I used it properly and sound like a baddass. Besides dancing, my enjoyment of shopping might make my sexual orientation somewhat questionable, but I assure you, there’s only room in my heart (read: pants) for the ladies. I just like dressing up and looking/feeling good because of the effort I put into my appearance.
And though I have impecable hygine and fashion sense, I’m also a huge nerd. Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine are two of my all-time favorite TV series. Anything by Joss Whedon is fantasic. I love playing board games with my friends (not Candyland and Monopoly, more like Settlers of Catan, Dominion and Bananagrams). I used to play Magic: The Gathering professionally and make money doing it. And I also sacrificed a year of my life to World of Warcraft (though no video game holds any particular allure for me these days).
What you can really infer from my activities is that one of my biggest hobbies is thinking. I like to be intellectually challenged. I like arguing (not fighting, there’s a difference). Especially in this election year, I've taken to responding to political posts on Facebook in the most respectful and earnest manor possible. Partially because I enjoy debating and partially because I can't stand by while people disseminate uninformed claims that could influence others into making similarly uninformed voting decisions. I'm always interested in speaking with well-informed Republicans because so many conservative voters are only interested in moral issues, not political ones. And though I have no trouble freely speaking my mind, I'm also interested in different viewpoints and have no problem apologizing or admitting I'm wrong when it becomes apparent.
One of my biggest character flaws is that I can seem shy or quiet when meeting people because I'm generally pretty terrible at small talk. That grows out of my brain's desire to skip ahead to deeper questions or topics. It makes me a great conversationalist, but awful at meeting people at the bar.
My last relationship ended pretty messily so I'm not looking to jump straight into another serious one, but I'm open to the possibility and definitely interested in meeting people. Maybe just as friends, maybe more.