I'm a math professor at USC. I'm really grateful to have my job. I get super-excited about mathematics -- teaching it, learning it, and doing it. My next big plan is to recreate The Price Is Right for a bunch of high school kids. Puzzles, props, and of course prizes will be involved.
There's much else that I love too. I spent ten years doing karate, and find the traditional forms beautiful. I practice yoga at City Yoga, the Sunday noon class kicks my butt and I love it. I occasionally play piano, guitar, or drums, although none of them well. I love swing dancing, and although I badly miss the huge crowds in San Francisco I have fun at Palmetto Swing. I participate in the improv comedy lessons at Trustus, and I travel to foreign countries whenever I can.
I'm definitely a geek. I mean, really. I do math for a living. I enjoy board games -- both the "fun and social" kind and the kind where the other players are all trying to beat me.
Alas, I'm a total misfit in Columbia. I like everyone I know, but only really connect with a few.