I like reading—letting my mind wander to consider the implications of each paragraph. I enjoy writing—there are few things more rewarding than finding just the right words to express a complex idea. I also love playing tennis—tracking down a hard shot to the corner and smashing it back for a cross-court winner is immensely satisfying.
Barrage of nerdiness incoming: I enjoy anime for its variety of wildly creative genres and art styles, video games for the rewards of mastering a near-impossible challenge, and the internet for its endless rabbit holes of humor and trivia.
I kinda go through phases of niche interests, too. Like information design: a well-made graphic can tell a compelling story and even change the way you think about the world. Or an enclave of Hong Kong called Kowloon Walled City. I get the sense that anything could be possible in the most dense and lawless city block on earth.
I'm an atheist... but don't worry, I won't bite! I think a skeptical attitude and a value of science and reason are more important than religious beliefs or lack thereof. Politically, I'm fairly moderate and try to stay as unbiased as possible. I'm also a Taurus... and like most Tauruses, I think astrology is bullshit. :D
Movies: Action (The Dark Knight, Bourne), sci-fi (The Matrix, District 9), comedy (In Bruges, School of Rock) and plenty more. I'm also a sucker for unique concepts (Inception, Groundhog Day), anime films (Spirited Away, Paprika) and anything Pixar.
TV: Comedies (Colbert Report, Community, Modern Family, New Girl) along with Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, Mythbusters and various anime (Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, Ghost in the Shell).
Music: Ranges from alt rock (Beck, Coldplay, Death Cab, Muse, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, White Stripes) to synthpop (Foster the People, Imogen Heap, Passion Pit, Postal Service) to ambient (Boards of Canada, Conjure One, Delerium, Enya, Port Blue).
Food: Pizza, pasta, sushi, Indian, Thai and Vietnamese. I love spicy food, and I'm also a shameless food truck junkie.
• Cayenne pepper
• Those rare San Diego rainstorms
• Semicolons; they're such an underrated tool.
I think about politics, religion, my future and plenty of lighter topics, too, but to me philosophy is the most fun.
...you like to stay active but don't mind spending a day relaxing now and then.
...you've ever run up a flight of stairs on all fours when no one's watching.
…you enjoy a mix of deep conversation and mindless entertainment.