Politically I'm very left. I want a lot from my government and I'm willing to pay for it. I want money to be spent to keep bridges from collapsing, keep those with the least clothed, housed, fed, and medically cared for, and make sure everyone has at least the kinds of chances I had in life. And while I've a few friends and confidants on the right, I find most people who disagree more interested in yelling and screaming than trying to achieve some sort of mutually respectful dialogue.
Everything else is nerd. Books, indie comics, I have a subscription to Popular Mechanics because Wired was becoming too main stream for me. I brew my own beer, I play old folk songs on the guitar, and I own my own easel that's spattered with acrylic paint.