I've decided that instead of writing some huge essay here it's better off being just a quick list of things so I don't sound too formal. It's better to talk to a person than it is to read about them.
Things I like: Physics (I'm a grad student), Rock Climbing (It's awesome and I want to go all the time. Also, apparently caving is now something new (new to me, caves are pretty old) and interesting.), Video Games and some TV like House and 30 Rock and Battlestar Galactica, Programming (Not the most fun, but cool what you can do with it), Math (I'm apparently good at it), Cooking (yay for cool kitchen cutlery and gadgets!) and Mixology (Mixed drinks are fun to make if you have a friend to help drink the mistakes), Puzzles and Origami.
I don't smoke or do drugs. I don't have a moral stance against those things, I just think they're more of a hassle than they're worth. I don't have much of a moral stance on anything really, though I do have a logical stance on many things. It certainly isn't as simple as this though, since logic dictates a number of conditions that stem from social interactions... which happen to be based quite a bit on the moral stances of others. I think this is a topic for another time...
Things I don't like: Willful ignorance and loud noises. I believe most people in the world have the capacity for intelligence, unfortunately most of them also don't care to indulge in that capacity. (Note that this is wholly different from a person who does wish to learn but doesn't yet know enough make an informed decision.) As for loud noises, it's not that I hate them, it's just that I'm easily startled.
As a caveat: I grew up here (Michigan), so I don't have a foreign accent, and despite what I look like (and whatever ethnicity I've inherited from my parents) I honestly don't know much about asian/indian culture. (Of course, I do know a little bit about cooking that style of food, but any person worth their salt in the kitchen would be able to pick that up easily.)
I'm up for whatever usually though. So feel free to say hi.