I love humanity. And life, in general. I marvel at it every day. The fact that reality prefers to exist boggles my mind. I love knowledge and the pursuit of discovery. I am enamored with perception. I desire to learn the chemistry and physics and physiology to use them to explain the world around me.
I intentionally mispronounce words because it amuses me. Analyze, rodeo, fragile, road, etc. Not in everyday conversation, but I find the idea of transmitting sounds to convey an idea fascinating. I love language, semantics, and communication (notice the oxford comma). I waste hours reading about useless information. I am a definitely a wikipedian and believe in the project whole-heatedly, but I also realize its shortcomings. I believe knowledge should be free for everyone. I am a mild technophile. I've built my last several computers. I read too many news aggregators, journals, and web comics.
I love art and like to pretend I'm not completely left-brained by making terrible art. Music and video games have helped sculpt my life (yes, and I make the case that games are art, and some are utterly magnificent. Some tell a story and communicate complex meaning, and others are just a pleasurable time suck.) I collect striking images or photographs. Also wine corks. I plan on making a gigantic wreathe out of them, as well as a bar table top. I love working with my hands and working hard.
I am a devout hedonist, but my primary concern is to lessen evil in the world and make mankind a little bit better off than I found it. I want the people around me to get the most possible enjoyment they can from life, and I will do what I can to see it happen. I am generally very calm and collected but have no problem being whimsical or spontaneous. I am overly analytic and sometimes have a hard time communicating with people that I don't know very well. Not to say that I do not interact, I see tens of thousands of faces over the course of any given year. I remember a lot of random details about many of them and love interacting. I would to take on sociology as a hobby.
I can't make the sun shine, but I will be damn sure I have a blanket and a picnic basket and a soccer ball and a microscope and binoculars and a dichotomous key and firewood and marshmallows and a hatchet and wine and warm socks.