I'm currently in a Ph.D. program, and like most grad students I'm a professional nerd. There's more to life than geekery, though: balance and variety are key. I especially like to spend time outside, being active.
I'm a professional workaholic as well, but I like to think that I've been redeemed by humor. Years of painstaking labor have actually honed my appreciation for the ridiculous. Now entertainment is the first thing I look for in a relationship -- whether we're out trying new things, or just staying in and being silly.
Be warned: I'm strong-willed and independent. However, I'm also stubbornly honest and tenaciously loyal. Everyday I try my hardest to be a decent human being. Everyone should, in my opinion, and that's the one thing I require in a friend.
So shoot me an e-mail if you're not a douche bag, and if you think we could have fun together -- preferably by throwing on a pair of sneakers and playing some ball, or hiking a mountain. If you're willing to talk about Star Trek and Xena, that's a plus. But if you're more inclined to laugh at them, that's all right too.