I'm a transplant from the Northeast for a PhD program. I love to discuss ideas ... politics, public policy, religion, and philosophy in general. I have a pretty dry, blue sense of humor, and do my best to laugh all the time.
Some people might use the word nerd to describe me, and I guess I don't disagree with that, but I worry that it evokes an image of someone wearing a propeller-hat. Worry not. I can assure you that I have never worn a propeller-hat.
Just because I like thinking about stuff doesn't mean that I only live in my head! I love being outside, collecting rocks, going camping on occasion, and strive to take care of my body so it's nice to look at and so it hopefully still serves me well when I'm an old, ancient man reminiscing from the 2090's.
As far as hobbies go, I am pretty damn obsessed with music - listening or playing. Left to my own devices, I'd keep music on around the clock. I play mandolin (and other things tuned in fifths) and can hang on guitar. I'm not great but it's fun anyway.