Shy intellectual with strong opinions who occasionally teaches computer things and runs a philosophy group. From Texas, with that particular southern trait of poking fun at just about everything. Very politically liberal on most issues but from a moderately conservative family. Dark humour, snark, up for long arguments/disagreements with people I like or dislike. Doesn't mind being controversial, generally willing to say unpopular things. Always thinking, head in the clouds. Long walks in the woods and streets of the city. Filling endless notebooks with ideas about everything. Teahouses, plays, museums. Insatiable diet for books. Terrible puns. Occasionally ridiculous in a variety of ways (arn't we all? Hopefully?).
Devoted to science and philosophy, values curiosity, expression, experimentation, art, debate and argument. Hunger to understand the world, define things, and teach. Play with language, puns. Egghead.
Neither sedate nor athletic; long walks, occasional running, interest in indoor rock climbing, no-skill-expected badminton, hiking, maybe casual soccer.
(This is beginning to remind me of a certain song by Radiohead, so I'll switch styles here)
People often think I'm much more Jewish than I am (by blood it's just a bit). I'm moderately geeky; not the sort that regularly goes to cons, but I sometimes do board games (the complicated ones), occasionally have chunks of my life stolen by computer games, and am currently professionally a unix systems programmer, which is both a job and a hobby. I'm part of some scientific societies and get academic publications, attend debates, lectures, and seminars, and have strong academic ties.