I'm a big geek (pun intended), and a bit of a nerd--the sort of person who, when faced with something he doesn't know, will often go look it up. As such, I'm possessed of quite a bit of seemingly random and often useless knowledge. Almost none of that involves recent pop culture, which means I get a lot of softball questions wrong in Trivial Pursuit.
I love to read, play video games, tabletop and boardgames, and also like to go hiking, camping or otherwise enjoy exploring. Walking is a favorite activity, and I've been known to turn on the ipod and stroll from, say, 180th St. in Manhattan to South Ferry. Yeah, that's about 11 miles...and it's more fun if it's snowing.
Adventure and travel have always been favorite activities. I've trekked along a glacier in the mountains, hiked at 14,000 ft., driven halfway across the country, seen a Russian ballet...in Russia...swam at the lowest place on Earth, and have bathed in a desert oasis. Places I'd still like to go/things I'd still like to do: see the redwoods and many of the other sights of the Pacific Northwest, visit China and Japan, explore Western Europe (mostly to see castles and open countryside), and return to Northern Europe to spend more more time there than I have.
I love snow! Not just the beauty of it from inside a snug room (that's good, too!), but the stillness it can bring to the world and that particular crispness in the air.
I can be a sarcastic ass sometimes, but I'm never a douchebag. This has been firmly established by several corroborating sources. And, no, they are not the same thing.
Also, I'm a nice guy, and a good person, being earnest (sometimes laughably so), honest and open, but that isn't to say that I'm JUST a nice guy, or a pushover. I may be a Boy Scout, but there's nothing in the Scout Law that says I can't be mischievous or wicked.
I'm irreverent, quixotic, intelligent, analytical, imaginative and kind.