Every time I try to summarize myself I find that it is either to short to get my point across or its wordy enough to qualify as an autobiography.
I graduated from Old Dominion University with a degree in computer engineering and am working full time as a system administrator. I'm a major bibliophile (I'll read through a good book in a few hours unless I'm careful). I'm also a geek/nerd, though I like to think that I'm the classy or otherwise cool geek/nerd. And yes, I'm very much into Science (all branches, but with a special fondness for physics).
Cooking is something that I've really come to love over the past few years. I like experimenting with different foods while still trying to perfect a small number of core dishes(spaghetti, sauerbratten, beef stew, chicken marsala, chicken / beef stir fry being the core... India is my current experimental focus)
I study Aikido (a Japanese martial art which focuses on locks and throws). It's something I deeply enjoy and has brought me some amazing opportunities. I recently went to Kyoto, Japan for a demonstration and to test for my black belt (which I have received).
I play Chess (reasonably well) and Go (not very well at all). Video / computer games are great, but have their place (I don't like to play them for days on end).
Philosophically I find I have a very Zen outlook, does that make sense?
I am intellectual, spiritual, and halcyon