While I have not completed a degree in anything (mostly because I wouldn't be able to get through most of the classes without dieing of boredom and because I don't think I will benefit from any conventional degree, though I have taken the odd class I thought I would get something out of and That looked interesting), I can write better than people in my mother's masters program and I think I have a better general knowledge base than a lot of people.
I am an Agnostic Atheist (6 on the Dawkins scale) and just for laughs I became an Atheist minister a few years ago. Now if I decide to go on a random rant about something, I can call it a sermon.
I am a Gender Egalitarian (basically a men's and women's rights advocate without being a Feminist) and generally take issue with a lot of the stuff I see coming from mainstream Feminism, at least in it's current form. I believe that if it does not go both ways, it is not equality. I also think gender issues are too nuanced for a one sided approach to work without causing a whole new set of problems. That applies to both Feminists and MRAs.
I enjoy intellectually engaging topics such as politics, gender issues, theology and mythology, history, mental health and moral philosophy.
Activities I enjoy include SCUBA, hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking and white water rafting, rock climbing, spelunking, PC gaming, watching movies and TV shows, road trips (I like driving), gardening, building things, herping, tide pooling, horseback riding, fishing, archery, hunting, target shooting, airsoft, paintball, metal detecting, rock collecting, shell collecting, fossil collecting, and gold panning.
My primary hobby is herping which is basically field herpetology, though I generalize it as all forms of going out looking for critters such as snakes and lizards, frogs, toads, salamanders and newts, spiders and scorpions and whatever else I happen to find. I have a fairly large pet collection, mostly consisting of California native reptiles I caught myself.
I go tide pooling (looking for critters in a tide pool) at night (with a powerful flashlight) fairly regularly. During the right time of year you can find octopus in the Santa Cruz tide pools.