As for describing myself, I tend to define "me" by what makes me happy.
So here goes:
I like reading, especially genre fiction. Libraries and bookstores are two of my favorite places, and I can never find enough books to satisfy me. Powell's Bookstore in Portland is my Mecca.
I play games: video, tabletop, board, sports, everything. Some of my current favorites are Kerbal Space Program, Dungeons & Dragons, Power Grid, and Ultimate Frisbee.
I love to dance; especially to club or electronic music, but I like swing, salsa, and waltzing too.
The outdoors are super fun, but I get out less than I like. Camping is one of my favorite things, and I want to see some of the parks in the area.
Science is one of my passions, and where a lot of my background comes from. I swear I will never shut up if you ask me about something science-y.
In that vein, teaching is another one of my favorite things. I've taught for summer camps on Special Relativity and Particle Physics, and loved every minute of it. I might become a teacher some day.