Am I a hopeless geek or more of an average joe who just so happens to have a geeky side? I'm not sure. I can tell you I have a mind for trivia of all kinds and an obsession with cooking, books, movies, comics and comedy. Sometimes I feel like I'm overly engaged with frivolous things that don't really matter, but other times I feel like a bleeding heart who spends too much time worrying about various social ills. It's taken me a long time to find a career that allows me to engage with people's lives in a meaningful way and challenges me intellectually. It becomes more and more apparent to me over time that teaching is as much a calling as it is a job and part of me still can't believe I've been "called." Though, I guess it makes sense that I'd be drawn to a calling that both lets me help kids ask "the Big Questions" and be a wise-ass without much fear of reprisal.
The long and short of it is that I'm a very laid back guy who's equally happy going out and having adventures and trying to take in some form of culture or staying in with friends. I love taking trips to the city, but also like getting away from civilisation from time to time. A lot of the time I'm a little anxious about interacting with new people, but weirdly I find I also get a real charge out being alone in front of blackboard facing a room full of expectant and/or indifferent faces.