I am a big fan of okcupid*, I've met some great folks here and I'm hoping to make some more good friends. In case you ladies and straight guys are wondering why I'm browsing your profile, I'll redirect you to that word above: friends. =)
This is also where I met my longest running boyfriend of all time. We're no longer together, but it was a great experience. I prefer show over tell, unusual over normal, quiet over loud, curiousity over certainty, flexibility over organization, and cooperation over conflict. One of my many, much loved ex-roommates frequently said I was very goal-oriented. He was trying to make fun of me, but I mostly took it as a compliment.
If you wonder why in the world I'm checking out your profile from half a continent or more away, I'm probably just being friendly and browsing in interesting places, but I may be plotting out a trip to somewhere near you. I like traveling and meeting new people. I also like to travel to visit friends I don't see often enough. Once or twice, I've also ventured to places where I don't speak the local language. I'd like to do more of that, though I always feel like I should learn the language first.
I want to know more things than it is practical to know in one lifetime, especially a lifetime with sleep and fun pastimes. Sadly, I do not believe in reincarnation, because that would help.
I get along best in small groups, and my favorite times with significant others involve hanging out together with a solid group of friends.
I am earnest, open, and affectionate
* = Though I really do wish okcupid would quit diluting their character. I really liked "stalkers", it showed a sense of humor that "visitors" elides, though I can also see the potential for trauma to the easily traumatized.