What you're looking at here is a Daniel Jackson-esque warrior-scholar-geek (humble, no?). At my core I'm a scientist and explorer. I love learning about how just about anything works. Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Cosmology, Etymology, Computation, Photography, Atomic force microscopy, molecular nanotechnology, mythology, philosophy; the list is nearly endless. Suffice it to say that I take an interest in everything (A close family member describes me as a brainiac). Even though exploring takes much mystery out of the world it replaces it with endless amounts of wonderment. I find everything becomes more beautiful and amazing with deeper understanding.
While I do occasionally find myself reading a paper on rotational frame dragging (which I may or may not understand on some level), I spend at least as much time relaxing and listening to music, reading, or chilling out watching some quality TV sans commercials (Thank you The Pirate Bay, EZTV), or I might just be reviewing my NAT and firewall rules/logs.
Okay, fair point; maybe "geek" was too generous. Nerd might be more appropriate.
I'm somewhat well rounded. In addition to the nerdliness above, I train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and climb at the rock gym alternating days (sometimes the same day). I also enjoy hiking 5-10 miles on the jeep trail at the Lafayette reservoir when weather and my knees permit. I’m also flirting with beginning an exploration of skydiving this summer. I went last year and it was THE BEST THING I’VE EVER DONE. I even go out with my supremely awesome friends exploring new restaurants, bars, and clubs.
What I'm looking for is a companion on this crazy one way trip. I want someone who can't wait to tell me about the amazing something they just learned. I want someone who will give me that knowing look that says "this is absurd, terrifying, and hilarious" just before I (or better yet we) jump out of a perfectly good airplane. I want someone who appreciates I just ordered a tee-shirt that says "I fucking love cuddling". If you love Sci-fi and can reboot your own computer that's a plus, otherwise you will learn.