I am intelligent, zen-esque (take that spell checker software), and love humor.
One "warning" before baring my soul to the world in a few paragraphs: brevity is often my nemesis because details are so important and yet trivial.
Intelligent is one of the words I'd most use to describe myself. Intellectual as well really. Though I try not to take myself seriously, If I start doing so, I don't mind getting humorously zinged about it.
Along with that intellectual bit, I sort of have my talking preferences backwards in that if I don't know someone I prefer serious or deeper conversations and only really get in to the swing of adding small talk to it all with people I know and like. Also I joke more with people once I know them better.
I think humor is very important. This means being able to laugh at one's self as well. Finding humor in a situation always makes life better.
I am pretty open minded and accepting of people. Even if we had a bad first encounter, I prefer to take a wait and see approach.
Ok a partial list of interests: humor, irony, absurdity,philosophy, psychology, deep theory, zen, atheism, reading sci-fi fantasy and other stuff, computer games sometimes, martial arts like Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Chi Cung and Aikido, Dr. Who, anime, Buddhism, running, serious conversations, time with friends.
Other random stuff:
I spent years fencing competitively.
I'm a certified scuba diver.
I used to run seriously for fun, but work stopped that and now shin splits keep ruining attempts to add it back to my life.
I have 30 minutes of logged pilot time in a hot air balloon.
I've been to Japan a number of times, China once, central Mexico and off the coast of South America but I haven't set foot in Europe.